Another favorite from Depeche Mode, Ultra combines beautiful lyrics and synth pop beats with catchy guitar riffs. Their ninth piece of work, released in 1997, has an array of brilliant tracks such as It’s No Good, The Love Thieves, Insight, and The Bottom Line to name a few. It was the first album they recorded since Alan Wilder left the band.
The album art incorporates a range of purple hues, along with grunge textures and a collage like feel. It’s interesting to see such feminine colors against dark elements. The cover as a whole is simple but encompasses a crafty and smart design.