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Old 03-20-2013, 01:28 AM   #556
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Not sure where I'd rate Delta Machine at this point, but I'm really enjoying that last stretch from Soft Touch/Raw Nerve to Goodbye. Welcome to My World and Angel are also solid tracks. The middle of the album is kind of boring. Nothing on here as strong as 'Wrong' or 'Peace', however.

I'll give it a few more listens.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #557
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I really like Should Be Higher. A bit if a change for the band/ Dave's vocals
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #558
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I really like Should Be Higher. A bit if a change for the band/ Dave's vocals
Really nice higher register vocals from Dave. Unexpected and a first for him, as far as i remember.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #559
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The 3 best songs are all Gahan's babies: secret to the end, broken and should be higher...
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #560
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The 3 best songs are all Gahan's babies: secret to the end, broken and should be higher...
What? Those are all Dave's songs?? I had no idea. They all, apart from Should be Higher, have such a distinct Martin sound (Broken in particular sounds like it would fit on Black Celebration or Music for the Masses). My favourite 3 too. Are Angel and Raw Nerve not Daves? The hacky lyrics and overall ham fistedness had me thinking so for sure.

Fuck, new respect to Gahan for songwriting abilities
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Damn, just looked it up. Those are Dave's only 3 on the album. Good for him. I was going to come post a snarky post yesterday about how obvious his songs are. So wrong
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #562
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Having my first listen to Delta Machine right now. I'm afraid it really lags in the middle.
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You can watch the full SXSW set here:

Yahoo!

Looks like its pretty much the same (short) setlist as the Letterman performance, with the addition of "Only When I Lose Myself".
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I get the feeling this one is a grower. Highlights for me on first listen were Angel, Heaven (which sounds much better in context), and Alone. The MVP has got to be Dave - his vocals just continue to get more evocative and nuanced on each album. I think I agree with DB that the middle could have been trimmed a bit, though.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #565
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I'd cut out Slow and Child Inside. That would make for a less saggy album.

I also feel like Angel and Raw Nerve need a lot of work. The lyrics are horrendous and they just feel thrown together. They have great elements, but feel half baked. I do like when the timing of Angel changes in the middle however.
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I'd cut out Slow and Child Inside. That would make for a less saggy album.

I also feel like Angel and Raw Nerve need a lot of work. The lyrics are horrendous and they just feel thrown together. They have great elements, but feel half baked. I do like when the timing of Angel changes in the middle however.
I'd cut those 2 too. And substitute for All That's Mine and Happens All The Time (if the album must had the same number of tracks).
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So Pitchfork gave it a 5...
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #568
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So Pitchfork gave it a 5...
"People who make machines use the term 'delta' to mean 'change.'"

Fuck, I can't stand pitchfork
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Pitchfork has never held DM in high regard, which is odd considering the adulation they throw at New Order.
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I'm sorry, but I have to say that I COMPLETELY agree with this part of the review:

"But they stopped pushing forward long ago, and now they don't even bother pretending technology has opened up any possibilities for recorded sound in the past 20 years. Now they're just extruding a new album once in a while, reconfiguring the grooves and keywords of the albums from the period when they were a force in pop, without the push toward new noises and uncertain feelings that made that music powerful. There is not a single moment of shock or freshness on Delta Machine, and it's enormously frustrating to hear what was once a band of futurists so deeply mired in resisting change."
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