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Old 02-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Bang and Clatter Listening Party #1: Depeche Mode

Rules:

1. Listen to the artist, be it one song, or their entire discography.
2. Discuss whatever you've listened to.
3. Don't be a dick, or least not more of a dick than the rest of us.
4. Once we're ready, we'll move on to another artist.

As chosen by DB, our first listening party will be dedicated to Depeche Mode. Enjoy.
 
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Judging by those rules you posted, aren't all threads here listening parties? We're always listening to something and discussing about it.

 
When I saw the title, I thought this thread was a listening party for their new album or something.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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I think it's good to carve this out from Random. People tend to get testy when one artist gets discussed ad infinitum in there.

I'm going to start with Speak and Spell, which I probably haven't listened to in one go since 1990, the year I had the fanboy roommate. I may jump to Sounds of the Universe next, which is one I'm not really familiar with.
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I love Speak and Spell so much. Because I love Vince Clarke so much....SUCK IT.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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I almost feel like giving Violator another try, but I just never seem to like that album.
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Which should I hear next: Ultra or Some Great Reward? If it helps, I greatly prefer Black Celebration to Songs of Faith and Devotion.
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The answer then is definitely Some Great Reward, which I would say is a direct sonic precursor to Black Celebration.

 
Ultra is the far superior album, though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #9
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I don't know, I just seem to like DM's early stuff the most. Black Celebration and Music For The Masses are both really good albums, whereas Violator is occasionally brilliant but has tracks I don't care for. I need to hear Songs of Faith and Devotion again but it didn't do much for me on first listen.

Speak and Spell is really bad, but in a good way. Harmless, cheese-tastic synthpop.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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Alright, I'm going to relisten to Songs of Faith and Devotion.
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I'll go listen to just can't get enough. That's really the only one I know that I like.
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People Are People has horrible lyrics but an absolute knockout chorus.
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That and personal Jesus make up the other two songs I know. There might be two or three others I've heard, I know there's at least one from a DI mix, but I wouldn't recognize them unless they punched me in the face. And even then it's debatable.
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