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Sounds of the Universe Even those born in a bat cave would have a tough time sustaining the level of broody nocturnal drama that England's dark lords of dance-rock have...Sounds of the UniverseRock Even those born in a bat cave would have a tough time sustaining the level of broody nocturnal drama that England's dark lords of dance-rock have...2009-04-15

(Anton Corbijn)

B+

Sounds of the Universe

Genre: Rock; Status: In Season

Even those born in a bat cave would have a tough time sustaining the level of broody nocturnal drama that England’s dark lords of dance-rock have maintained for nearly 30 years. Somehow, though, on Sounds of the Universe they still sound genuinely inspired, especially on tracks like the fragile ”In Sympathy” and the hypnotic ”Peace.” Lead single ”Wrong” revisits classic black-heart Mode, but there’s something gentler here, too — not so much a softening as a graceful evolution. B+

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Originally posted April 15 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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