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Construction Time Again

Depeche Mode Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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1. Love, In Itself
2. More Than A Party
3. Pipeline
4. Everything Counts
5. Two Minute Warning
6. Shame
7. The Landscape Is Changing
8. Told You So
9. And Then...
10. Everything Counts (Long Version)

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Out of print in the U.S. Digitally remastered two disc (CD + PAL/Region 2 DVD) edition of the British Synthpop band's 1983 album. The CD features the 2007 digital remaster of the original album. The DVD contains a DTS 5.1 mix of the album plus bonus audio tracks and a mini-documentary on the making of the album, The album features 'Everything Counts', 'Love, In Itself', 'Told You So' and more.

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DEPECHE MODE Construction Time Again (1987 US Sire/Mute 10-track CD issue of the 1983 album including bonus track Everything Counts [Long Version] picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Depeche Mode Go Industrial Jan. 2 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album remains one of my favourites in the dM catalogue.

With this album the band pretty much leave behind the purely pop-oriented songs of their early days, and instead transition fully into a unique industrial sound with a more experimental feel. (Here I mean industrial in its true sense with sampled metallic sounds, etc.) Brilliant use of sampled sounds accented by instruments such as metallaphones keep the songs fresh and interesting. The album's tracks really do have a unique vibrancy and texture to them.

While "Everything Counts" is indeed a classic, my favourites on this album are the darker tracks: Pipeline, Shame, Two Minute Warning, and The Landscape is Changing (the latter two of which are under-rated rare compositions of Alan Wilder).

The lyrics of the album give it a somewhat young and naive feel, intermixed with a sense of injustice. In this way, the raw sentiments behind the lyrics match the interesting and sometimes erratic feeling of the instrumentation.

The album cover and title bring together the blue-collar, industrial theme of the album, a marked improvement over dM's somewhat unfocused previous album "A Broken Frame".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mind Traveled too far June 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is in response to mind traveler...You should check out Recoil, then compare it to Depeche Mode now... You mention you hate this album out of all of them...but then you mention you hated Ultra and Exciter...the albums that Alan wasn't on... For he made their sound more full and interesting... with the piano and strings and deep analog bass... back in the day Alan was the only one that had any musical talent in the band... and the other band members admited it... Violater, and Love, Faith, Devotion was most influenced by Alan... You should check your facts better...
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Format:Audio CD
This was my favorite Depeche Mode album for a long time. But like a lot of earlier Depeche Mode, I just don't think this holds up anymore. It's not the timeless pop classic that Violator is, and doesn't have the sophistication of Songs of Faith and Devotion. Pretty much everything before Music for the Masses is just hard to appreciate now except in a historical sense.
If you're exploring the early years of Depeche Mode, or trying to round out the collection, it's a worthwhile buy. If you are new to DM and are looking for just any DM to buy, first get Violator and SOFAD if you don't already have them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great work! Nov. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is the first really great Depeche album. It's probably also the biggest step forward taken in their career. Although some songs are better than others, there's not a dud on the album. It's also the first DM album to feature the exellent Alan Wilder. "and Then.." is a beautiful song and I really like, unlike most of these reviews, "Pipeline". I don't think it's boring at all.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly a Good Album Nov. 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
Most of the album is good, but a few tracks are very boring. The best track is "And Then" following with the two Alan Wilder tracks. Everything counts is a good song, but I feel a much strongerv version can be found on the 101 album or 86-98. I would only reccomend this album to hardcore fans.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Contruction time has succeeded anfd failed! May 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
Gore has learned a lot and made many great songs etc. Love in Itself and Everything Counts. It is joy to listen these wonderful pop classics. Everything Counts is one the best Depeche Mode 80's songs. Unfortunately, Gore has also tried to make something exciting and failed awfully. Pipeline is totally unlistenable track from Hell. I would give this album *** stars because there are some horrible tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing CD! May 1 2003
By Mikey
Format:Audio CD
Well, I don't know where to begin but I just want to say that "Construction Time Again" is a totally amazing album from start to finish.
This is a far cry away from the darker tone of their famous albums but also a far cry from the sunny dance pop of their debut "Speak & Spell". To me, this is an absolutely great thing and I love every song on this CD.
This has a highly experimental production to it and bridges the pop of their previous two albums and the gloom of their following albums after this one. "Shame" is an absolutely awesome mid-tempo song with an odd sense of humor in it and a dark but not bleak or cold atmosphere. I think of the song "Shame" as more of a stroll down the block on a cloudy evening.
Must I say that I even like "Pipeline". I'm probably the rare people who actually enjoys this song even though it's my least favorite on the album.
Who can forget their first major anthem "Everything Counts". I jsut love the carnival sounds in the song. The two versions sound almsot exactly the same except for that the regular (running at 4:24) fades out where as the longer (at 7:19) version stops. That's about the only difference between the songs.
Overall, this is an aboslutely fabulous album. A must-have even for lazier fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wow,i wasn't excpecting this. March 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
ever since i heard "blue" by eiffel 65 i fell in love with the sound they have and after i'd bought some of there cd's i found out that they're huge fans of a group called "depeche mode" i had to hear them because i wa ssuch a fan of eiffel 65.well,they're not what i excpected but they have grown on me a lot and i can honestly say i can't think of anyone else who sounds like this (i hope eiffel 65 doesn't think they do...)
anyways i bought this vinyl yesterday at vlaue village for only a buck fifty i wa spretty excited then i came home and read reviews on it (because it wa slate and i couldn't play it) and it had pretty bad reviews but i was very surpirsed when i first heard it! it's so dark and moody,my faveorite tracks are "everything counts" (of course) and one of my faveorites is "pipeline" it's so raw sounding and pretty ambient it really makes me feel i'm right there watching a bunch of working in the depths it's supremly cool in my opinion.the other song i really like is "shame" it's got a synth line that's just really cool and the lines "it all seems so stupid,it makes me want to give up,but why should i give up,when it all seems so stupid" really sounds strange becauase it seems to go backward on itself,it's really neat.the music is terribly innovative for the 80's! it's realy great songwriting,and it never goes where you excpect it to.if you seen this for a bargain like i did buy it!what do you haev to lose? if you see it for half price i still reccomend it,but it's not for everyone so i'd say be cautious to pay full price.
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