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Jay S. Jacobs
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Artists-For The Masses
This album plays
tribute to Depeche Mode. An all-star
cast takes on their favorite tune
from the synth-rock giant and try to
put their own stamp on them.
experiment is for the most part
successful. Some of the band choices
seem a little bit obvious, and thus
the songs a little predictable, for
example Smashing Pumpkins' version
of "Never Let Me Down" and the
Cure's "World In My Eyes" don't
really stretch the envelope,
sounding both too much like the
original song and like the bands
that are playing.
More enjoyable are
Failure's guitar-drenched "Enjoy The
Silence," God Lives Underwater's
techno "Fly On The Windscreen,"
Veruca Salt's confessional take on
"Somebody" and Dishwalla's
electronica take on "Policy Of
Truth" when the songs feel like
they've been rethought and have
something new brought to the table.
After all, what's the point in
remaking something if you're going
to do it the same way? (9/98)
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