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Depeche Mode : Delta Machine

Depeche Mode : Delta Machine
Depeche Mode, the synthpop originators who became dark-pop elder statesman, have just announced plans for a new studio album, the follow-up to 2009′s Sounds Of The Universe. The new one is called Delta Machine, and hopefully that title does not imply that they’re trying to make electronic blues now. Ben Hillier produced the album, and longtime collaborator Flood mixed it. A deluxe edition will include a 28-page book full of Anton Corbijn photos, and first single “Heaven” will also come with remixes from people like Matthew Dear and Blawan. The best part of this news? A looming Depeche Mode arena tour. They’ve only announced European dates thus far, but American ones will surely follow. I saw them headline Lollapalooza on the Sounds Of The Universe tour, and I can say in full confidence that you should go see them if you get a chance. Check the album’s tracklist below. Listen to second single "Soothe My Soul" below.

Depeche Mode, the synthpop originators who became dark-pop elder statesman, have just announced plans for a new studio album, the follow-up to 2009′s Sounds Of The Universe. The new one is called Delta Machine, and hopefully that title does not imply that they’re trying to make electronic blues now. Ben Hillier produced the album, and longtime collaborator Flood mixed it. A deluxe edition will include a 28-page book full of Anton Corbijn photos, and first single “Heaven” will also come with remixes from people like Matthew Dear and Blawan.

The best part of this news? A looming Depeche Mode arena tour. They’ve only announced European dates thus far, but American ones will surely follow. I saw them headline Lollapalooza on the Sounds Of The Universe tour, and I can say in full confidence that you should go see them if you get a chance. Check the album’s tracklist below.

Listen to first single, Heaven, below.



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Delta Machine Leak Updates

On 03/18/2013, Delta Machine was reported as leaked by 2 Has It Leaked members. Note that we do not provide links to leaks and it is strictly forbidden to post or request downloads. | Report

flood45 (A Level 1 user with 23 points) reported an album download leak at New Album Releases.

atuan (A Level 4 user with 838 points) reported an album download leak at warez-bb.

Delta Machine: 01 Welcome to My World 02 Angel 03 Heaven 04 Secret to the End 05 My Little Universe 06 Slow 07 Broken 08 The Child Inside 09 Soft Touch/Raw Nerve 10 Should Be Higher 11 Alone 12 Soothe My Soul 13 Goodbye Bonus disc: 01 Long Time Lie 02 Happens All the Time 03 Always 04 All That's Mine[/tab][/tabcontent][/tabs]

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Album Verdict: 8.7

Depeche Mode : Delta Machine, 8.7 out of 10 based on 72 ratings


  1. DM`s “heaven” has officially been leaked

  2. Yes it has leaked

  3. I’m downloading it as I type this.

  4. Avatar of Medium Brow

    I reviewed the lead off single “Heaven” on my blog. I can’t wait for the actual album. I hope it will be better than Sounds of the Universe.

  5. There is no leak yet – you midgets.

  6. @peter yeah only heaven was leaked linke two days before its release but no leak oft the Album – unfortunately

  7. Hi Folks, I am waiting for this release so much. Reviews after those listening parties are more than promising, like this one here:

  8. Avatar of TeflonDonRozay

    The track Angel is quite impressive; it has been many years since DM fans have been treated to a song of similar quality. I’m pumped to hear the rest of the album!

  9. Looks like a bunch of fake fans in here.

    • Looks like theres an idiot here

      • ooh do you want some aloe for that burn?!

  10. It has leaked because it was recorded on a smartphone from the preview listening party in NY. The quality is decent with some drunk idiots screaming in the background. google it

    • @ tom can you help me

      Rule #2 Do not request or ask for copyrighted material

    • Help me

    • you are kidding, right? there is nothing on the web

    • hi ! Can you help me find this record ?
      I thank you very much for your help

    • The album “delta machine” has NOT leaked. This is how you can tell that the posters on here are LIARS, as follows. Not one of the people commenting that it has leaked has passed any comment on any of the tracks on the album. They would if they had downloaded it. Of course they would. That’s how you know that all comments on here about it being leaked are false. As for filling in surveys to get the album, that’s a complete joke. Whoever and whomever is commenting this has been released is an idiot. They can’t even work out the totally obvious method of convincing people. These guys are a bunch of idiots. Each and all. Thanks for listening.

      • It has leaked on Ivave, but I preordered the vinyl LP. I’d really prefer that you guys actually buy the album from a legit retailer for the sake of the bands hard work and dedication to you, but if you’re really that poor then whatever. Preorder the vinyl LP, CD, or MP3 and you will get a code for presale tickets to their upcoming tour scheduled.

  11. i just pre-ordered it :)

  12. I found this album:)
    Rule #1 Do not share links to sites which share copyrighted material

  13. Avatar of javier


  14. Thanks tom, i got the party recorded version and apart from some fans shouting the quality is ok, cheers mate

    • hi, i cant find when i am googling…could u gime me a clue or something
      thanks in advanced

    • Ilonco, there is no party recorded version … You simply heard that there was a listening party

  15. Any hint how Google can help, searching like hell, but can’t find it…

  16. guess im too dumb to find it :D

  17. This must be a fake – there is nothing like this on the web. And honestly are they really that stupid to allow smartphone’s? And I can’t imagine they invited drunken people on a press listening session. So comments above sound like fakes.

  18. I’m unfortunate. I cannot find this on google…

  19. I know we can’t request or post any links but I can’t find the album anywhere (the listening party audio.) Is it really out there? I’ve looked everywhere, lol.

  20. I guess this website says it all: “NO – It has not leaked”. If the webmaster of this page would have found a leak, regardless of the quality, at one of the links removed, it would state “Yes it has been leaked”. So the links removed were simply a set of fakes again. Otherwise given posting links is not allowed, please post a search string that works in Google, as there is simply none!

  21. Guss ‘Tom’ and ‘ilonco’ is one and the same troll. Cant find anything and the web except ultra depeche claims the same at twitter

  22. IT HAS LEAKED… (listening party for Delta Machine IN Manhattan nightclub in Chelsea) as mentioned above it’s a torrent file but the cowboy recording is low quality not worth ruining this amazing album.

    • Still no way Tod find it -> didnt leak

    • ‘Dm fan’, there is no listening party recorded version … It doesn’t exist

  23. Nice way of “ping pong” till the real leak is in place. Clearly not surprised this torrent can’t be found via Google too… Just a few days till the official release anyway.

  24. It’s leaked becouse I found this album in one of youtube links. Blogger Omg files?

    • This is a fake too. The middle part ‘Goodbye’ is from ‘Paper Monsters’ and not from ‘Delta Machine’! And the download links are fakes as well, but keep trying ;-)

    • have you tried to download it? guess you didnt cuz youll be redirected to a hoster where you have to pay to download
      so i guess its fake

  25. Andrew, you are a &#^#^ !!!Are you posting all these YouTube videos with fake links?!
    $%^$%^$% Scammer!!!

  26. Avatar of Medium Brow

    I think it’s safe to say the album (probably) hasn’t leaked. Oh well. Just one more month to go. I can’t wait.

  27. go on YouTube and search for delta machine 2013 fill the survey and download – its there

    • FU its FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • did you do it?

    • Avatar of antonio

      Are you the same troll of youtube?

      ¡¡ Fake¡¡

    • Avatar of Armin

      The youtube link is a set-up, basically a scammer just looking for people that are naive to do these things, if it got leaked out, you know what mate, it would be on youtube and everywhere else by now

  28. @pal – f**** this crap – fill the survey ? are you serious?
    it hasn’t leaked !!!!!

  29. Of course it hasn’t leaked. Those links for the surveys have been up for months. Depeche Mode albums usually don’t leak until about three or four weeks before actual release date.

  30. Avatar of Armin

    ModehcepeD is 100% right, links, torrents have been up there ever since Delta got announced, as to when Depeche Mode albums leak we are sort of getting into that window of 3 weeks, last time SOTU leaked out about 3 weeks before so you would expect the same for this one, unless Sony locks up all the copies in the deepest cave of the universe.

  31. Sony just provides streams to the press and listening sessions, hence no hardware that could have been copied or destributed to the wrong channels yet as in the past. Might won’t leak till the CD’s get into the stores just a few days before as in case of ‘Heaven’.

    • Avatar of Armin

      Well, Heaven was just a single, this time round the album comes in to place, much bigger thing compared to a single obviously, in terms of those streams and listening sessions you are right, Sony is desparate that this album does not see the daylight until the official release or the premiere which is on the 15-03 in hamburg in Germany, however copies are now produced and now its all about delivering them to warehouses where they wait for about 2 weeks and from that its almost certain it will leak, i expect a leak in 3-6 days, if not then its miracles how they are keeping it secret, im still getting the deluxe anyway so it wont do any harm listening to it early to be honest

      • me to but i hope of a leak in time – because waiting until 22th of march is so fucking hard

      • Well…not just in Hamburg…Cologne is another option on March 15th too ;-) There was another listening session live twittered today…again provided via Stream only. Why should they deliver the records two weeks in advance compared to the singles? If I were them, I would sent them at the beginning of that particular week. And yes, I will buy the Deluxe version too at the very day regardless if and by when I can listen to a leak.

      • Yeah, I agree with you. I pre-ordered the “Delta Machine” too, but listening to one song wouldn’t do any harm to me! ;D

  32. This is likely to be leaking in the next few days. It has (in the last few hours) been released to radio/club DJs in digital form via one of the music distribution sites. I’d imagine a DJ will probably leak it soon, even though it is digitally watermarked so whomever does is likely kissing their promos goodbye going forwards….

  33. In waiting….

  34. 15 days remaining till the release in Germany and still no leak available. Must admit SONY seems to be doing a good job in protecting the album! Could be the first album since SOFAD that hasn’t leaked weeks or even months before.

  35. Avatar of Martyna

    I just found it, not the Deluxe Edition though, but I did – no sharecash or sth… So it HAS leaked ;)

    • Avatar of Armin

      Hmm.. cant really find it, i think you probably think you found it but in reality there is nothing there :/

    • So let’s assume you got it…where should we search to find it too?

    • bullshit – it hasn’t leaked at the moment , or proove it

    • Avatar of antonio


  36. That’s right. Don’t tell but show the leak.

  37. it has not leaked yet there was a good fake one tho briefly posted on TPB which was removed quickly i mange to download it but it’s a fake like everything else.

  38. Avatar of antonio


  39. Avatar of Martyna

    If you consider me as troll, your choice. Let’s see in two weeks…

    • You are a troll

    • yes , you are the only person in the whole wide www who has found the new Album and this before 2 Days – you’re genious lol

    • No way…the album will be out in two weeks, what shall we see then? If you would have found it, proof it. If not…play with your friends.

    • Mega Troll.

  40. Hyper Troll.

  41. Do you know what the supposed recorded session is? Well, it’s actually the Sounds Of The Universe album. Yes, that’s it, someone renamed some crappy re-encoded 128 kbps MP3 files of the Sounds Of The Universe album to ”interesting” titles like “01 Welcome to My World (missing of begining)” and so on.
    Don’t waste your time, and wait for the real thing on 25 March 2013.

  42. Kornhole crip Troll.

  43. The album will be out in 12 days over Germany. So, it’ll be leaked later this week. Probably on Friday.

  44. blablabla Friday overwise balblabla sunday blablabla one week blablabla perhaps

  45. There is a newer album ‘leak’ circulating -faked- this has some possibly depeche mode ‘sounding’ artists and side projects, like Motor ft MLG “Man Made Machine” renamed “broken” etc. with the rest of the Delta Machine tracklist !

  46. Man only two weeks to go and still no leak

  47. @ Anonymous: Wow! Now that’s some achievement in life… I was one of the first people to listen to a leak… Congratulations, we’re all proud of you.

  48. Live streaming (legal) on soundcloud:

    depecheMODE LIVE on David Letterman Show (11/03/2012)

    Hope you’ll enjoy! :)

  49. here’s the video version :

  50. Avatar of Guille Sánchez Mateo


  51. Sony are doing really good job out there… it still hasn’t leaked…

  52. BBC 6 Music plays the new single “Soothe my soul” this morning.

  53. Hmmmmmm….not really bothered now! I guess I can wait another +- 10 days before the official release!

  54. Avatar of Antonio

    Finally! A great Album!!! It has at least 6or 7 incredible songs and yes..a couple of weak song but hey, an amazing album indeed!!! ty Has it leaked yet!!!

  55. Avatar of Jeff

    Yes full album has leaked.After first 2 listens I was not blown away but many songs had my attention.Huge Depeche fan from the beginning.That said I always have big expectations.This album does have a few question mark songs no doubt but overall I am happy with it.For me the better songs are”Welcome To My World” “Heaven” “Secret To The End” “Alone”"Broken” “Soothe My Soul” and for me the best of all that is classic Mode ” Should Be Higher” ..”Soft Touch” is not bad as well …I love what Martin brings vocaly to Depeche but with that I have his only song “The Child Inside” a big question mark. C’Mon Martin!

  56. Avatar of Jeff

    Also what is “Goodbye”? It’s as if “Personal Jesus” had an unwanted bastard child and was left neglected to.I hope I am not too critical because overall It is much better than Sounds Of The Universe… This is clear..

  57. Even though the Deluxe Songs didnt leak, i still think its a great album

  58. Truly great! the best band ever are still… the best band ever!


  60. Rule #1 Do not share links to sites which share copyrighted material

  61. The single CD version is now all over the torrent sites. It has now leaked.

  62. The album is very BAD ! The recording sounds like it was recorded in a bedroom. Bad Production team bad mixing and the synth sounds are very poor.

    DEPECHE is dying slowly with every album since ULTRA, just like a cancer patient.

    This guys have no musical inspiration left no motivation -just making an album every 4 years to get your money. Songs are so bad – you can’t even listen the whole song…

  63. Just listened to the album. Much, much better that SOTU and PTA. Actually, it’s the first album since Ultra that contains no song that I would want to skip. A great comeback. They’ve really made a great job with Delta Machine.

  64. After so much hoping and anticipation….. no! In my eyes they’ve lost their “magic touch” i miss their compelling synth-compositions and orchestral layered music. Its sad to say but they have become one of many electronic bands out there, not standing out in the crowd anymore! Besides “should be higher” and “angel” i really don’t like much of the songs on this album! A 20+ year Devotee

  65. I give it a 5 out of 10.
    Martin, I’ve got a great idea….No guitars on the next CD. 100% synth please. Your fans would love this! Yes, you can play the guitar well, but we want the old DM back!

    • Wouldn’t that be great!?
      I 2nd that.

    • i believe mate you will give some extra points when you isten the bonus 4 track cd! ;)

  66. Stopped expecting much innovation and breakthrough in sound and concept in their music long time ago. They’ve finished with that since SOFAD. I think DM are different band since then, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Among last 5 albums (including Delta…) it’s hard to name 10 good memorable DM songs – I’m sad to say that. Suffer Well and Nothing’s Impossible, I dare to say, are their peaks since 90′s – maybe Dave as an author have more potential to be concentrated on. Anyway, I’m still grateful and excited to hear anything new they pull out. They are still great and different comparing to majority of music we are witnessing today… Their main problem is production! Songs are still great. You can recognize typical DM style melodically as well as lyrically but production is so unconvincing and killing the potential of the songs. (Making an album with vintage equipment is nice experiment once, but then, they should really leave it – it gets you nowhere. More or less guitars… more or less synths… more or less blues/soul or more or less electronic is irrelevant. Next time if they decide to go and make an album they should concentrate on the simple song structure, PRODUCTION, and ARRANGEMENTS… I don’t expect them to repeat Black celebration or Violator or SOFAD… why should they – they did it already  They should just bring the clear musical ideas they obviously have and wrap them in clear harmonies and production that those songs deserve.


    Remember the USA – Russian Space race? Well, the race is over and the USA doesn’t even have a spaceship anymore – they are using the Russian Soyuz. How ironic!


    Remember the USA – Russian Space race? Well, the race is over and the USA doesn’t even have a spaceship anymore – they are using the Russian Soyuz. How ironic!

    Same with DM, the Electronic Race is over and DM have nothing to prove anymore. They are lost in space! Wrong decisions for albums (SOTU) recorded with vintage synths Martin bought from Ebay with bad production and recording… Again Delta Machine WRONG DIRECTION with stock blues themes and primitive Guitars – GOD ! Delta Machine sounds more like U2 than Depeche ! WHAT A JOKE!

    DEPECHE MODE FORMULA = MARTIN songs as raw demos enter HEAVY STUDIO PRODUCTION – Sounds were produced by ALAN WILDER + FLOOD (The producer behind VIOLATOR and SOFAD)

    DAVE is just the Voice, MARTIN is useless in Studio, and ANDY FLECH is an EXTRA (a useless band member- he can only press 2 synth keys at the same time, and claps his hands in concerts)

    The Depeche Magic sound is the atmospheric mysterious and dark SYNTH orchestration (Intensive STUDIO WORK) and sung by a BARITONE voice composed by MARTIN GORE. Martin Gore native style is not Depeche style. Martin songs were always changed, manipulated, and Depeche Style coated in heavy production. WELL ! NOT ANYMORE !

    The reason DM is still popular is because of INERTIA from old times and some DM funboys clapping at any garbage they produce (see Apple funboys)

    The DM quality degraded so much with every album since ULTRA , the electronic race is over, they have nothing to prove anymore, however the quality Should be Higher !

  68. I’ve got a feeling that the best 2007-2013 DM album is Soulsavers “the light the dead see” but it’s not DM anyway ….

  69. In response to previous post .. I can personally think of alot more than 10 memorable songs of last 5 albums … Look you might think of yourself as a Depeche Mode fan and im sure you are but at the same time if you don’t care for much of themusic a band puts out over a 10 year period then maybe Depeche is not for you as a whole but you enjoy some of their hits.I have friends that love depeche Modes hits but dont like most of their songs ….nothing wrong with that at all but also it doesn’t mean that there is necassarily something wrong with Depeche Mode either

  70. Anybody else feel same way? First listen i hated “Secret To The End” but after several listens I love this song now .Also felt nothing much about “Welcome To My World” but i love that song now as well …to me this song is a bit like world in my eyes only little darker but to me thats great …..too many people looking for pop depeche mode …that has never bee their style. DM is not a pop band never was ….they make obscure songs but at the same time can be beautiful

  71. The deluxe version has now leaked as well.

  72. To me this album even without hearing delux songs …is much better than Universe,Exciter and Ultra …Ultra i know many fans liked but for me it was good first half record but then got lost in the second half with exception of freestate.. There is a good 6-7 strong songs off of Delta Machine …Is it Violator or SOFAD ? It lacks the blow you away songs that Violator had and possibly the overall production strength SOFAD had …I like everyone else would love for Wilder to be back on board but that is yesterday.If you stop comparing albums to other albums it makes it alot easier to accept an album for what it is.Also when a band has had so much success with so many great songs over 14 albums …its easy to have unrealistic expectations….Remember this.All those great songs didn’t come off of 1 or 2 albums …they have been around for ever …and every album DM has ever put out typically has 2-3 songs that will even get played in future concerts …or for that matter have made it onto the greatest hits CD…How about give DM some credit they have had many more good-to great albums than they have had bad ones right? Now how many bands have pulled that off over a period of 14 albums??

  73. Playing the Angel
    Sounds of the Universe
    Delta Machine

    These albums are produced by the same producer Ben Hillier. That means he created the sounds theme and orchestration, transforming Martin demos in what you got on albums. The sound is the same across all 3 albums he produced.

    Remember that Martin is no good in Studio (Martin admitted he hates studio production) Dave is no good either and Andy Fletcher is an EXTRA (a useless band member – he can only press 2 synth keys at the same time, and claps his hands in concerts)

    So if Martin can’t, who the hell makes the Depeche album? The producer Ben Hillier! But he did a bad job on Delta Machine and also Martin since he stopped drinking, can’t compose good songs anymore.

    Depeche Mode sound was created by the Producers:

    Daniel Miller,
    Gareth Jones
    and the ex-member Alan Wilder

    Today Depeche Mode sounds like the Irish Band U2, DM are lost in space!

    • Gosh, are you even aware that Flood was responsible for mixing this album as well??

      And did we listen to the same albums or each one of the Hillier trilogy has it’s own uniqueness in sound, very clear for all of us to hear? You may hate all three of them, of course, but they’re NOT the same sound!

  74. Depeche mode have been around a long time and a lot of people seem to be stuck in a certain DM moment, and is desperatley trying to relive this with the anticipation of each new release .
    Evey album has had its moments some better than others..
    DEPECHE MODE are about moving with their flow.. we are getting old with these guys and at the end of the day there is a reason why they are still around 30+ years later… Let go and listen..
    Delta Machine is a great album.
    Just give it a chance..
    FAN OF 25 YEARS+

  75. This album is really pretty bad. The only song that is semi-decent is “Should Be Higher”. Most of the songs are extremely boring, meandering melodies, a complete lack of strong hooks. Most of the production is fairly mediocre as well, nothing particularly exciting. Most of all, there is absolutely nothing memorable about anything on this album. I wouldn’t be excited about hearing any of these songs live, most people will be going to the bathroom when they play anything from this record. Martin needs to go back and write better songs. His song “The Child Inside” is probably in the top 10 worst songs ever written.

  76. I’m stoked on the new material. Hope everyone gives it a well-deserved spin over at the iTunes stream.

  77. The album isn’t that bad as people say.
    Just give it time to grow, every depeche album has to grow.
    It’s for sure a lot better than sotu.

  78. I feel that this album is better than the last 2, altough PTA definitely had its moments.
    the sound is more complete, more melodic and u can clearly hear the “depeche” marks in some songs. Maybe its not as much a “unit” as the peaks MFTM, Violator or SOFAD were, but i think a lot of good parts are there. Should be higher, Secret to the end, Broken, Alone and even Slow are very good tracks. Also i think All that’s mine could have made the album too. Its true that i would’ve been happier if the more rithmic songs were more complex, taken a little bit further with middle eight parts, but….. As a conclusion.. i like it, its a real depeche sound,and for me better that PTA and definitely better than SOTU

  79. And yes, the arrangements, the production, could have been a little bit better,the surrounding sound, the cover…still lacks …something…

  80. The Album is as bad as the Album cover

    Where is Anton Corijn

  81. Avatar of george

    This Album is REALLY Bad, forget about the Mix, forget about the guitars and the synths, The songs are Very Bad.. I think it is the worst Album of Depeche Mode.. I wanted to believe it is not truth but every time I hear it I end up with the same thoughts, “The songs are Very Very BAD”…., the Arrangements are bad,, the compositions are very bad.

    there’s nothing “Good “or “Very Good” or “Fantastic” about the songs. They should NEVER release these ideas.
    (sorry about my english)

  82. Avatar of The Doctor

    I’m really surprised by the mixed opinions about this album. I think this album is very good! There are some weaker track on it, but in overall, this is really good. For the first listening, I felt some tracks weird(?), I was disappointed, but after listening it 2nd time, I started to like even those tracks and now I think they’re good too, but there are some really excellent tracks on the album. So in overall it’s a 4/5. Great album with some weaker, but still good songs.
    I totally disagree with those, who says it’s DM’s worst album. For me Exciter was the worst but it was still OK.
    Ultra was a perfect album.

  83. Well i for one think delta machine is great,depeche always try and push the boundaries when it comes to music,been a depeche fan 20 years and i can tell you its another smash,everybody has opions,its just a matter of taste,if everybody embraced certain changes in every album they have done they would probably think differently,in order to keep fresh you have to change things,remember SOFAD they were mixed reviews about that when it was more rocky,grungy sound,so come on give the guys a break,alone is a classic song as well as satify my soul,slow is a big grower after a couple of plays

  84. Leaked or not… just buy this great album and get over it!

  85. DM is DM best album since SOFAD, back in 93.
    Signed: a die hard fan who’s seen them live “circa” 20 times.

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