Hourglass - Dave Gahan
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  • Summary: This is the second solo album for the Depeche Mode singer.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. These songs show him in a newly redemptive prime, and will satisfy both short and long term devotees.
  2. Gahan hasn’t arrived at the palace of wisdom yet, but it sounds like he’s enjoying travelling this new route there.
  3. Gahan has crafted an genuine album utilizing old and new tricks in surprisingly adept and original ways. [Fall 2007, p.73]
  4. Hourglass isn't a perfect album by any means, but it's got enough really good stuff on it to make your overlook the not-so-good.
  5. 60
    Hourglass plays the "I, an artist" card with equal earnestness, a collection of electronic songs that mix dungeon-master sexual predation with angst-ridden introspection. [Nov 2007, p.104]
  6. It's a vibrant affair. [Nov 2007, p.138]
  7. Left to his own devices, Gahan, a mediocre songwriter at best, is forced to rely mostly on personality. Hourglass, his second solo album, is more a collection of moods than tunes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 26, 2010
    This album is better enjoyed in an entire sitting, rather than picking out individual tracks. It certainly slopes downward in tempo after Deeper And Deeper, which is painfully beautiful but could be somewhat misleading to the listener. A very dark album, which gives us an insight to a breakaway solo artist's emotions. Standout Tracks: Saw Something, Kingdom, Deeper And Deeper, Endless. Expand

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