On this day in history (March 22, 2013), Depeche Mode released their 13th studio album Delta Machine featuring the singles Heaven, Soothe My Soul and Should Be Higher. In our opinion, this album was vastly underrated. In additional to the singles, Welcome To My World and Soft Touch/Raw Nerve were standout tracks for us. Additionally, the Owlle Remix of Heaven was one of the bands best remixes in quite some time.
When the album came out, it seemed like many fans were negative about the album. I found myself fighting them on the subject. 7 years later, I still stand my ground in my appreciation for this record.
Should Be Higher (Live)
Soothe My Soul
Charts and Accolades
- Peaked at #2 on the UK Albums Chart
- Peaked at #6 on the US Billboard 200 Chart
The band’s most powerful, gothic, twisted, electronic album since Violator– The Quietus
The strongest album the group has put out this century– Entertainment Weekly
The album finds the band striking just the right balance between the chirpy electro-pop of their early days and the harsh industrial dissonance of the later albums– The Times
lays the template for some of the band’s most vigorous, energetic material in 15 years. In what has always been a frighteningly consistent career, Delta Machine stands there amongst the band’s finest work– MusicOMH
The freshness comes through in the delivery, which is as loose as electronic music permits, delivered with the bluesy rawness that frontman Dave Gahan wanted from the album– Clash Magazine
- Welcome To My World
- Secret To The End
- My Little Universe
- The Child Inside
- Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
- Should Be Higher
- Soothe My Soul
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