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Contains "It's No Good."
In the bestselling DM canon, this is one of their very best--mature, Euro-elegant, smartly contemporary (thanks to producer Tim "Bomb the Bass" Simenon), honest ("Insight"), edgy ("Barrel of a Gun"), and armed with at least one killer single in "It's No Good." --Jeff Bateman
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But L@@K they take us from:
"Everything Counts" to "Leave in silence"
"People are People" to "Blasphemous rumors"
"Somebody" to "Master and Servant"
"But not tonight" (one of my fav's) to "Black celebration"
"STRIPPED" to "Fly on the windscreen"
"Strange love" to "Never let me down again"
"Enjoy the silence" to "Personal Jesus"
"I feel you" to "One Caress"
"Barrel of a gun" to "Home".
I may have gotten a little out of order, but if I am not mistaken that is a pretty broad range of tunes, if you consider them for what they are. Even with what some call Depeche Mode's matured years they still have sweet and sour in there later albums! I say without a doubt they (DM) has touched my life in so many positive ways. Because I am on a roll...I will mention that one of my favorite ranking songs by DM is "Here is the House"! My least favorite album is Music for the Masses. My favorite albums are Black Celebration, Songs of Faith and Devotion, A Broken Frame (lol, yes I know it does not get high ratings) and 101 which is a completely awesome LIVE album. If you couldn't be at that concert it is the second best thing. I love songs from the Violater album but it would not be my favorite as with many others. You see DM hit the main stream when Enjoy the Silence hit the charts.Read more ›
-"Barrel of a Gun": The opening track is perhaps the most edgy, and ranks up there with songs like "I Feel You," and "Rush." The guitars are very raw and the rhythm is very pulsing. This song is the kind of song to bang your head to in a goth club. The vocals punchy and aggressive, this is one of DM's best singles.
-"The Love Thieves": Now this is a very sad and kinda jazzy song. It was featured in the TV show "La Femme Nikita" and was used very expertly to portray a brooding character. Very appropriate, and the song just fits those moods of sad solitude. The kind of song to listen to after a bitter breakup. It's sadness is the type that just might uplift your spirits...
-"Home": Beautiful is all I have to say about this song.Read more ›
This album takes everything that is maligned about Europop (too-clever studio manipulations, annoyingly bland loops, aural cacophony, lyrics that rhyme more than inform) and finds virtue rather than vice. _Ultra_ shows the vast, textural potential of the genre. These heavily produced tracks could never satisfactorily be performed live, but then we don't want them to be. Studio techniques used here evoke the songs' dark lyrical moods, leaving us to actually enjoy the music for its (gasp!) own merit. The lyrics have clearly been arrived at through life experience, and the genre through which they're told powerfully enhances their meaning. Consequently, _Ultra_ may be one of the few albums able to make Europop rise above itself.
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Ultra is the album that made me revisit Depeche Mode after a hiatus of more than 10 years not listening to their music AT ALL. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Cecilia
this was the first dm album that i bought (in 1997), and i'm really glad i did,'cause this was the one that opened my eyes to good music... Read morePublished on June 30 2004
After four years of patient waiting and two of patient making, this is another controversial album, although as critics liked to point out: a miracle it ever saw the light. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by Fantasma 240
Ive always been told that new stuff from Depeche Mode sucked, but when I heard this album I was blown away. I think this is one of their top three best albums...at least. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Disintegration
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. Read morePublished on April 14 2004 by CoryRay
DM fans pretty much see this as a weaker album in comparison with any of their 1980s stuff but seriously, they're just moping because Alan Wilder's gone. Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by Sera
when bands brake up, or there is a major line-up change, or creativity is exhausted, and the record company has you under contract, this is usually the type of material that gets... Read morePublished on March 18 2004
'ULTRA' is, like all of Depeche Mode albums, very diverse in its sound - one reason for this diversity is linked to the various session musicians used throughout. Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by ThrillSeeker1982