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Recently, I have been listening to:

  • various noise tracks (Ramleh and Bizarre Uproar)
  • Depeche Mode greatest hits off youtube - I really need to listen to them more seriously.  They have always been in my musical peripheral vision, but I never really looked into them beyond what is played on the radio.
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1 hour ago, Balor said:

Recently, I have been listening to:

  • various noise tracks (Ramleh and Bizarre Uproar)
  • Depeche Mode greatest hits off youtube - I really need to listen to them more seriously.  They have always been in my musical peripheral vision, but I never really looked into them beyond what is played on the radio.
  • Metallica - Master of Puppets

I used to listen to Depeche Mode a lot. Violator was far and away my favorite album as a whole, although they had great tracks on others as well. 

 

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3 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I used to listen to Depeche Mode a lot. Violator was far and away my favorite album as a whole, although they had great tracks on others as well. 

 

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I think I should give one of their full albums a proper listen next, so I think I might start with that one.  As I was mentioning above, I know nothing about them apart from their radio hits, which means that this will be going into something totally new to me.  This should be interesting.

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On 12/8/2020 at 3:47 PM, Balor said:

I think I should give one of their full albums a proper listen next, so I think I might start with that one.  As I was mentioning above, I know nothing about them apart from their radio hits, which means that this will be going into something totally new to me.  This should be interesting.

That album's pretty heavy on radio hits. Interested to hear what you think of it, it's much more pop-oriented than what you usually seem to be into.

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Depeche Mode - Violator

So I listened to it, and I liked it.  I have always enjoyed electronic music (noise is still under this category!), and I think that listening to Depeche Mode as a kid might be the reason for that.  For me, the strength of the album is its use of electronic instruments in ways that highlight their full potential.  Some songs are symphonic and catchy, while others explore darker, more unusual sounds.  I could see a group of musicians listening to this album and all coming away inspired to do something totally distinct from the others.

Also, the vocals were great and catchy.  There was a nice amount of electronic alteration on them without becoming too apparent to distract from his actual voice.

Thanks for the recommendation @FatherAlabaster!

3 hours ago, Athame said:

Jungle Rot - Ready For War

Now there is a band that I have not listened to for years.  I should check them out again (Skinless too).

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