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."
This release includes: 2 Exclusive Enamel Badges, 1 Poster, 5 Artcards Sealed In A Collectors Envelope, 1 Panoramic "Sounds Of The Universe" Studios Image By Ben Hillier, 1 Certificate Of Authenticity.
1. Words & Images Of the Universe: 84 pages of photos by Anton Corbijn and the lyrics to all the songs from the "Sounds Of The Universe" sessions.
2. Making Of The Universe The Book: 84 pages of candid and intimate photography by Daniel Miller, Ben Hillier, Ferg Peterkin & Luke Smith. Taken during the recording sessions for "Sounds Of The Universe".
Depeche Mode: David Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher.
Personnel: Luke Smith (programming).
Audio Mixer: Tony Hoffer.