Double reissue LP on 180g vinyl
The tenth studio album from English electronic band, Depeche Mode.
Exciter finds the trio again balancing pop catchiness with experimental depths. As with Ultra, an outside producer helps focus the end results in new, intriguing directions - in this case, said producer is Mark Bell, known for his work with Björk. Bell’s ear for minimal, crisp beats and quick, subtle arrangements and changes suit Martin Gore’s songs beautifully. David Gahan’s voice, already audibly benefiting from lessons on Ultra, is even more supple and passionate than before, ranging from the fuller delivery on the snaky charm of “Shine” to the haunting album-closer, “Goodnight Lovers”.