Hourglass



       Not many people can make a song about rape sexy, but somehow Dave Gahan does. Hourglass was a solo album released in between Playing the Angel and Sound of the Universe, and sounds more like the former. In fact, Sounds of The Universe was a big disappointment to me after hearing this album.

       The album is impeccably produced, and while not among the Depeche Mode camp's best albums, it's certainly a good listen.