- Released: April 21, 2009
- Label: Capitol
Spin - p.78
"[C]uts like 'Fragile Tension' and 'Peace' coast along on the kind of catchy synth-pop grooves Depeche Mode specialized in throughout the '80s."
Billboard (p.29) - "Depeche Mode continues to produce darkly atmospheric tracks about love, lust and death that have the vulnerability and immediacy of a shared secret."
Blender (Magazine)3.5 stars out of 5
-- "SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE kicks off with the spiky, twisted and impossibly gorgeous 'Wrong,' an epic blast of synth-pop bombast on the scale of VIOLATOR or BLACK CELEBRATION."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Martin Gore can still be counted on to deliver the goods....Gahan's singing, meanwhile, is as strong as ever, always the perfect vehicle for Gore's lyrics..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.814 stars out of 5
-- "'Wrong' is one of the Mode's most satisfying tracks post-SONGS OF FAITH & DEVOTION and suggests they have many more albums left in them."
- 1.In Chains
- 2.Hole To Feed
- 4.Fragile Tension
- 5.Little Soul
- 6.In Sympathy
- 8.Come Back
- 11.Miles Away / The Truth Is
Depeche Mode: David Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher.
Personnel: Christian Eigner (drums, programming); Luke "Lukvatine" Smith, Luke Smith (programming).
Audio Mixers: Anthony Palazzole; Tony Hoffer.
Audio Remasterer: Stephen Marcussen.
Recording information: Chung King, NY; Sound Design, Santa Barbara, CA.
Photographer: Anton Corbijn.