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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After Dave Gahan released his debut solo album, Paper Monsters, in 2003, he landed three of his songs on Depeche Mode's 2005 album Playing the Angel, meaning Martin Gore was no longer the band's sole songwriter. Two years later and he's on a roll with Hourglass, a more electronic, better built, and altogether better deal than Monsters, thanks mostly to the singer and-don't-you-forget-to-mention songwriter's better sense of self. At least that's the way it feels because unlike Monsters, Hourglass doesn't have any overly urgent need to shake off Depeche Mode comparisons. Instead, it surrounds Gahan's serviceable writing skills with the dark electronic soundscapes he's ...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After Dave Gahan released his debut solo album, Paper Monsters, in 2003, he landed three of his songs on Depeche Mode's 2005 album Playing the Angel, meaning Martin Gore was no longer the band's sole songwriter. Two years later and he's on a roll with Hourglass, a more electronic, better built, and altogether better deal than Monsters, thanks mostly to the singer and-don't-you-forget-to-mention songwriter's better sense of self. At least that's the way it feels because unlike Monsters, Hourglass doesn't have any overly urgent need to shake off Depeche Mode comparisons. Instead, it surrounds Gahan's serviceable writing skills with the dark electronic soundscapes he's obviously comfortable with. Just like his tracks on Angel, his co-conspirators here are Christian Eigner and Andrew Phillpot, two musicians that are great at creating crunchy, expansive, and cold music. Even if leadoff single "Kingdom" is Depeche's "Never Let Me Down Again" without the keyboard hook, its groove is the same slithery kind of inescapable, and if it could conjure a smell it would be a mix of leather pants, sweat, and cigarettes. The swaggering macho goth stance Gahan perfected right around "Personal Jesus" is also in effect for the highlights "Use You" and "Deeper and Deeper" which is especially helpful for the latter since the lyrics could have come from any given Fergie song "You can't tell me/That you don't want it" and so on. Cringe-worthy couplets like "Miracle"'s "I don't believe in Jesus/But I'm praying anyway." find Gahan writing in the style of Gore and coming up short, but you've got to admit his vocal delivery is moving, and that goes double for the opening "Saw Something." At the very least the album displays how much Gahan brings to Depeche Mode, and should go a long way in getting the Gore-favoring fan base to admit it. [A CD/DVD of the album was also released.]
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
On Hourglass, he makes a very Depeche-sounding album indeed. Where Paper Monsters attempted too many rootsy guitar moves, Hourglass goes all the way electro, filling the mix with bloopy-bleepy synth blips.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099950872121
  • Catalog Number: 08721

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Saw Something (5:14)
  2. 2 Kingdom (4:34)
  3. 3 Deeper and Deeper (4:34)
  4. 4 21 Days (4:35)
  5. 5 Miracles (4:38)
  6. 6 Use You (4:48)
  7. 7 Insoluble (4:57)
  8. 8 Endless (5:47)
  9. 9 A Little Lie (4:53)
  10. 10 Down (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Gahan Primary Artist, Track Performer
John Frusciante Guitar, Soloist
Jenni Muldaur Background Vocals
Tony Hoffer Guitar
Kevin Murphy Cello
Christian Eigner Track Performer
Karl Ritter Dobro
Technical Credits
David Gahan Composer, Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Anton Corbijn Logo Design
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Kurt Uenala Engineer
Tony Hoffer Engineer
Christian Eigner Composer, Producer
Andy Marcinkowski Engineer
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