CoryRay

 
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Void ~ De/Vision
Void ~ De/Vision
3.0 out of 5 stars Void of...something, April 27 2004
I'm a huge fan of De/Vision...but for some reason this album just does not click with me like the others. I'm not sure what it is. It's definitely more "alternative" and experimental, which is not always a bad thing...but in this case it's not a good thing. The songs lack the catchiness and seduction of other D/V albums. I don't particularly hate any of the songs - I just don't LOVE any of them. "Foreigner," "Self-Deception," "Re-Invent Yourself," and "Anywhere" are probably my favorites, but they are nowhere near as good as classics like "Drifting Sideways," "Heart-Shaped Tumor," "Dinner Without Grace,"… Read more
Sensor ~ Camouflage
Sensor ~ Camouflage
My only exposure to Camouflage prior to ordering "Sensor" was the greatest hits collection, "We Stroke the Flames." I enjoyed some of that cd, but was not over-the-top impressed. "Sensor," on the other hand, was a pleasant surprise. It's a very mature, polished album, and most of the songs clicked instantly. The slow songs in particular (which comprise the majority of the album) are very moody and atmospheric, which I like. The more upbeat songs are catchy and nicely produced, too. My major complaint is that a couple of the songs are such obvious amalgamations of DM songs. I have no problem with bands being influenced by other bands. Obviously - that's natural. Most of the music I listen to… Read more
Ultra ~ Depeche Mode
Ultra ~ Depeche Mode
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute perfection, April 14 2004
Quite simply, this is one of the best albums ever made. You'd have to be crazy to love Depeche Mode and not think this album is one of the pinnacles of their career. This album is as good in every way as Violator - if not better. There isn't one bad track. As with all their albums, there is such a plethora of moods and sounds throughout, yet it all contains a subtle dark quality that no one pulls off quite like DM. This has remained one of my favorite all-time CDs since its release. Three of the absolute best songs ever made appear here: "Home," "Useless," and the much underrated "Freestate." "Home" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written,… Read more