I think this album is one of DM's finest. It has many strong melody lines and awesome lyrics, most by M.L. Gore. He's a genius... anyway, I'll roll off the tracks for you, and give my own personal rating for each.
1.Something To Do - This song talks about boredom, and ironically is a great cure for boredom. I say bravo, 5/5.
2.Lie To Me - A great song, perhaps the strongest on the album. It has a great percussion and bass line, and classic DM lyrics by Gahan. I say 5/5.
3.People Are People - The first American single. Nothing else to say except that it could be less preachy, but it has a good percussion line. I say 4/5.
4.It Doesn't Matter - Martin, you've done it again. This song is poetic, has great synthesized background music, and much more. I say 4/5.
5.Stories of Old - This is a rocker! It seems to be kind of like "Master and Servant" in structure (maybe that's why I like it), and great lyrics by Gahan. I say 5/5.
6.Somebody - Another piece of slow poetry by Gore, and while it may be a bit naive, it holds together with good sound effects. I say 4/5.
7.Master and Servant - A song that is perhaps against indentured service? Message aside, this song is also classic DM. The high vocals by Gore: "It's a lot!" Gahan:"Like life." I say 5/5.
8.If You Want - Maybe Wilder should step aside and just let Gore write... I say 3/5.
9.Blasphemous Rumours - I wonder why this song wasn't saved for "Black Celebration." Anyway, a gloomy angst song about teenage suicide, but a really good percussion line. I say 4/5.
Well, that about sums it up: 39/45. Still a great album to own and get it now!