Sounds of the Universe

        OK, the year is 2009, DM is announced as one of the headliners of Lollapalooza, and are releasing their follow up album to Playing the Angel. I manage to snag Sounds of the Universe a few days before its official album release by getting it as an MP3 Download. And I am disappointed.

        Sounds of the Universe is a good album, but it just doesn't have the same greatness that Playing the Angel and Exciter had. SOTU is a dark, brooding album closer to the sound of Violator than DM's recent albums. I've always said that Depeche Mode would be the soundtrack to my sex life, if i had one, but i think the only song that you could have sex to off of this album is Fragile Tension. Anything else and you'll probably end up crying midway through.