Great Reward | Music for the Masses
Great Reward (Reviewed by DarkWave):
album will always have a special place in my heart. Some great Reward
is the first Depeche Mode that I bought, DM then became my favorite band
of all-time and they still are. Songs on this album are so great that
I don't know how to say it, it's beyond words. It is also a very important
album in Depeche Mode's career, the Vince Clarke era was over and they
were finaly starting to have a song of their own. Songs like "Blasphemous
Rumours" were very antireligion and at the time it was very weird
those kind of lyrics on the radio,
"I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours / But I think that
God's got a sick sense of humour / And when I die / I expect to find him
I lOVE this
album, all the tracks, everything about it.
1. Something To Do
2. Lie To Me
3. People Are People
4. It Doesn't Matter
5. Stories Of Old
7. Master And Servant
8. If You Want
9. Blasphemous Rumours
to this review by Iluvthe80s):
This is my favorite Depeche Mode album. All the songs on
it are great.
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for the Masses (Reviewed by NewRomantic):
Let Me Down Again
2. The Things You Said
5. Little 15
6. Behind The Wheel
7. I Want You Now
8. To Have And o Hold
in 1986, Music For The Masses is, in my respectful submission, one of
Depeche Mode's finest musical moments. Dave Gahan's deep voice coupled
with Martin Gore's songwriting talents are a recipie for musical pleasure.
And this won't leave a bad taste in your mouth, providing that mid '80's
English synth bands are to your liking.
is fuller from the earlier albums but still highly melodic. The perfect
segue from "Never Let Me Down" to "The Things You Said"
keeps the listener interested even if it is just a keyboard wind sample.
There is something a little haunting about "Little 15". "Behind
The Wheel" again visits the submissive sexual lyrics apparant in
many DM tracks ('...My little girl, drive anywhere. Do what you want.
I don't care. Tonight, I'm in the hands of fate. I hand myself over on
a plate...'). A brilliant Depeche Mode album and an excellent example
of English pop at it's best.
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