• Record Label: EMI
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2009
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 88
  2. Negative: 9 out of 88

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  1. Jun 19, 2011
    10
    Depeche Mode has made a huge change in sound since exciter. That said Sounds of the Universe is a great disc with some of the best of what they can offer: Great vocals, wonderful lyrics and amazing music with a dark and grim tone.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The result sounds like a time machine back to the Eighties.
  2. 60
    Sounds of the Universe comes on a bit softer, with less industrial guitar clang and more of chief songwriter Martin Gore's dreamy atmospherics.
  3. A less then stellar return, then, but a welcome one nevertheless.