Im sure nobody could have predicted where the band would go next The band felt it was very important to move on from Vince Clarke and prove they could carry on without him. Martin had some experience writing songs already, starting when he was around 16 and carrying on through the following years. When he took up songwriting duties in Depeche Mode, he already had a few songs he had written when he was younger but only had 5 or 6 months to produce 10 songs for A Broken Frame.
This short amount of time and all the pressure the band faced meant the songs that made the album were rushed, varied and hit and miss at times. A lot of the songs never reached their full potential and this is why many say that A Broken Frame is the weakest Depeche Mode album. Whilst im on a downer though, ill draw attention to the rather shabby production that dominates the album. It sounds dull and lifeless at times and is certainly not one of the albums strong points.
On a more positive note, it gives the album a rather dark and intriguing atmosphere, but it's no Black Celebration. Another negative point is that Dave's vocals are a little average compared to latter DM albums. It's true that the album doesn't contain his best vocal performances, but the murky production doesn't help his voice at all.
It just lacks the power and intensity it has on other DM albums. What else is not great? The first and best of these more Pop sounding songs is The Meaning Of Love, which was released as a single. It has terrible corny lyrics and cheesy melodies to boot, but it is actually a pretty catchy and fun song. If one is in the right mood i suppose it could be enjoyable at times, but what really is bad is the other turkey on the album.
The lyrics are just dreadful "what good is a photograph of you, when all it does is make me feel blue" and the Synth sounds that play the melodies sound laughably cheesy like what you'd hear on an arcade game. And just when you think it couldn't get any worse it has a horrible cringe worthy middle 8 where there is an ultra cheesy whistle melody. Saturday 3 August Sunday 4 August Monday 5 August Tuesday 6 August Wednesday 7 August Thursday 8 August Friday 9 August Saturday 10 August Sunday 11 August Monday 12 August Tuesday 13 August Wednesday 14 August Thursday 15 August Friday 16 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August Wednesday 21 August Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August Saturday 31 August Sunday 1 September Monday 2 September Tuesday 3 September Wednesday 4 September Thursday 5 September Friday 6 September Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September Black Celebration Gram Vinyl.
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Song live play values are plotted from zero to 1, All values are determined by summing the number of times each song has been performed live by Depeche Mode per tour.
Track Listing. Leave in Silence. Martin Gore. Depeche Mode. My Secret Garden. Nothing to Fear.See You Tour was a concert tour by English electronic group Depeche Mode in support of the act's fourth UK single, See You, which was released on 29 January The song was later included in the band's 2nd studio album, " A Broken Frame ", which was released on 27 September Associated album: A Broken Frame.