Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013) [Official Digital Download] *18 tracks*

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Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013) [Official Digital Download] *18 tracks*

Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 79:11 minutes | 938 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Delta Machine" is Depeche Mode’s eagerly-awaited thirteenth studio album. The band, one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” is in exhilarating form. The band succeeds in their quest to deliver an album for modern times. Produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood, the album is led by the hit single, “Heaven”.

The strange thing about Depeche Mode is that even when they possess the wisdom that comes from being put through the wringer – both as a band about to break up and lead singer David Gahan's struggles with addiction – they are still quite good at making self-destruction sound seductive. Everybody knows that was the devil talking in "Personal Jesus," while "Strangelove," "Behind the Wheel," and so many other prime Depeche tunes sink in a sea of sin or drown in damnation, and the band sound like they're in the throes of ecstasy while doing it. Delta Machine, the band's 13th album, feeds off this negative energy and winds like a snake the whole time, slithering through a well-written (ten songs from Martin Gore with three coming from Gahan) and lusciously recorded set of serpentine siren songs (behind the boards there's Playing the Angel and Sounds of the Universe producer Ben Hillier, plus longtime asset Flood providing the mix). "Heaven" is a simmering ballad, combining the sexy and lusty attitude of "Personal Jesus" with the reserve of their 2005 hit "Precious." The great "Alone" seems the quintessential post-millennial Depeche track with music that glitches, groans, and somehow grabs the listener, while the lyrics give away the big conundrum "I couldn't tell if you were blessed or cursed," which is the sexiest trait ever according to the Mode. With some blues-rock guitar and the darkest synthetic landscape underneath, key track "Slow" is a lusty wish to delay la petit mort, while "Should Be Higher" suggests "When the shame and the guilt are removed and the truth will appear" as if the Rocky Horror Picture Show's "Don't Dream It, Be It" traded its camp for carnal desire. "Should Be Higher" is also one of the rare moments where the beat is pushed, so those who still expect the dancefloor side of the group will be disappointed with this slower set. Those who don't buy into the dark eroticism that drives the album will be disappointed as well, but don't mistake "dour" for "down for it" when it comes dressed-in-leather pants, because the simmering and dark Delta Machine is certainly the latter.

Tracklist:

01 - Welcome To My World
02 - Angel
03 - Heaven
04 - Secret To The End
05 - My Little Universe
06 - Slow
07 - Broken
08 - The Child Inside
09 - Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10 - Should Be Higher
11 - Alone
12 - Soothe My Soul
13 - Goodbye
14 - Long Time Lie
15 - Happens All The Time
16 - Always
17 - All That's Mine
18 - Heaven

Analyzed: Depeche Mode / Delta Machine
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR6 0.00 dB -7.83 dB 4:56 01-Welcome To My World
DR4 0.00 dB -5.24 dB 3:58 02-Angel
DR6 0.00 dB -7.86 dB 4:06 03-Heaven
DR6 0.00 dB -7.63 dB 5:12 04-Secret To The End
DR5 0.00 dB -8.70 dB 4:24 05-My Little Universe
DR6 0.00 dB -7.77 dB 3:46 06-Slow
DR6 0.00 dB -8.35 dB 3:59 07-Broken
DR8 -0.01 dB -10.28 dB 4:16 08-The Child Inside
DR6 0.00 dB -7.30 dB 3:27 09-Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
DR6 0.00 dB -7.42 dB 5:05 10-Should Be Higher
DR6 0.00 dB -7.66 dB 4:30 11-Alone
DR6 0.00 dB -8.25 dB 5:22 12-Soothe My Soul
DR6 0.00 dB -8.03 dB 5:04 13-Goodbye
DR8 0.00 dB -11.05 dB 4:23 14-Long Time Lie
DR7 0.00 dB -8.25 dB 4:20 15-Happens All The Time
DR7 0.00 dB -8.88 dB 5:07 16-Always
DR6 0.00 dB -7.59 dB 3:25 17-All That's Mine
DR5 0.00 dB -6.88 dB 3:52 18-Heaven
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Number of tracks: 18
Official DR value: DR6

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1562 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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