"Remixes 81-04" is a 12-track, single-disc taster of some of Depeche Mode's biggest hits that have been reworked.
"Remixes 81-04" is a 12-track, single-disc taster of some of Depeche Mode's biggest hits that have been reworked. While fun remixes of "Just Can't Get Enough," "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Personal Jesus" are highlights, the focal point of the set is the new remix of the band's biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Enjoy the Silence." Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda reinterpreted the classic cut, and while his remix maintains the original's tempo and doesn't mess with the vocals, he does add a mass of nü-metal guitars and distortion. Also onboard is Goldfrapp's haunting new remix of "Halo," which almost turns the track into a duet. "Remixes 81-04" is also available as a limited-edition three-disc set, with additional new remixes by Colder, LFO, Headcleanr, Ulrich Schnauss and Rex the Dog.—KC