Look at that man wielding an axe. It kind of works as a perfect image for Depeche Mode's third album. The band had been getting interested in the sounds of industrial rock and so started to incorporate banging, hitting things and other forms of racket into their hitherto shiny synth pop. The result was one of their best early day albums and a single Everything Counts that according to the track list is so good it appears on the album twice.
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8/10 Jack 22nd August 2016After an album of rather varied quality in A Broken Frame, Depeche Mode really came together for Construction Time Again. Maybe it was the arrival of Alan Wilder, or the marked improvement in both Martin's songwriting and David Gahan's vocals. I believe that it's a combination of all three. Whereas A Broken Frame saw Martin trying to fill the void that Vince Clarke left by attempting to fill his shoes in the songwriting department, Construction Time Again saw Martin Gore trying to write songs like Martin Gore instead of like Vince Clarke.
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