Alan Wilder

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (17 of 26)
Location: Toronto, Canada
 

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The New Military Humanism: Lessons From Kosovo by Noam Chomsky
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What is truly sad is that books like this have to exist. Indeed, apart from 'barking' about human rights abuses, if we look at Slobodan Milosevic clones, both Croatian and Bosnian, we notice that each side had blood on its hands. While Chomsky is never popular, this work should be self evident. How can we say the humanitarian mission on Kosovo was justified while NATO turned a blind eye to the biggest exodus of all previously: the ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Croatia.
The recent developments in Kosovo, with the escalating violence proves that things are never so simple. And while the media still pretends this can be explained by revenge, the truth is that the KLA was, and is, a… Read more
Songs of Faith & Devotion ~ Depeche Mode
Songs of Faith & Devotion ~ Depeche Mode
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars????!, April 16 2004
Currently, the amazon gage is showing this to be a 4 star album... WHAT?! Let's get something straight here. This is the last 100% original DM album. Now, I don't mind Ultra (although I am less sure about Exciter). But Ultra is very much a Violator 2 (although, obviously, not as good thanks to filler), but SOFAD is just a truly original and creative work. Up until this point, DM changes and transforms (both lirically and musically); with Ultra, however, it's not that the sound got worse, but the sound just was not different enough from earlier efforts. SOFAD is an amazing album; 5/5.
Violator ~ Depeche Mode
Violator ~ Depeche Mode
This is one of the best electronic albums ever created, and the sheer re-playability of it is stunning. You listen once; good. Listen twice; better. You listen many times; perfect album. The reason for this is the breath taking layering of sound that, unfortunately, is never as detailed again as it is here. The lyrics are meant, and Enjoy the Silence really is the best song ever made. No filler. Just sheer brilliance!