Some Great Reward cover

Some Great Reward


The pinnacle of their industrial pop approach, on Some Great Reward Depeche Mode had transformed over just three years from precious synth-pop kids to a brawling, blasting outfit that always kept just enough sugar — Dave Gahan and Martin Gore’s vocal blend alone is a not so secret weapon. From the sweet late night love-conquers-all ballad “Somebody” to the knowing dynamics of “Master and Servant,” there’s a string of high points throughout the album, none perhaps more powerful than their initial breakout US hit, the frenetic “People Are People.”

Ned Raggett

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