Depeche Mode, 'Sounds of the Universe'

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday:

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
ALBUM: Sounds of the Universe
BACKSTORY: Preceded by the single “Wrong,” the electro pioneers return with their 12th studio album, available in a variety of formats, including vinyl and a super-deluxe 3CD/2DVD set that also features two books and retails for about $100.

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
ALBUM: Yes
BACKSTORY: Available as an import for the past month, PSB’s 10th studio album — featuring another guest turn by Johnny Marr — finally arrives in the U.S. There’s also a limited-edition pressing that features a second disc of remixes.

ARTIST: Jane’s Addiction
ALBUM: Cabinet of Curiosities
BACKSTORY: The reunited band returns with a 3CD/1DVD set that features 30 unreleased studio and live cuts from the 1986-1990 period,and includes a complete live show taped Dec. 19, 1990, at the Hollywood Palladium. The DVD features “Soul Kiss,” the band’s VHS-only release that featured the “Mountain Song” video that MTV banned, as well as some home movies; six other music videos; and several unreleased performances taped in 1990.

ARTIST: Sinead O’Connor
ALBUM: I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: O’Connor’s 1990 breakthrough is reissued in a two-disc remastered edition that includes 10 previously unreleased tracks, including remixes and live cuts.

ARTIST: Carbon/Silicon
ALBUM: Carbon Casino
BACKSTORY: This import live release from the new act from The Clash’s Mick Jones and Tony James of Generation X features 12 recordings from a February 2008 gig in London.

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