1.StopLiebe auf den Ersten Blick 3.57
2.StopEl Que 3.33
3.StopSex Unter Wasser [Sex Under Water] 3.04
4.StopWas Ziehst du an Heute Nacht [What Are You Going to Wear Tonight] 3.46
5.StopGoldenes Spielzeug [Golden Toy] 3.57
6.StopIch Will [I Want] 3.19
7.StopMuskel [Muscle] 3.23
8.StopAbsolute Körperkontrolle [Absolute Body Control] 3.12
9.StopVerschwende Deine Jugend [Waste Your Youth] 3.48
10.StopGreif Nach den Sternen [Reach for the Stars] 3.39
Plank again oversees an album from the duo, while the photo on the front of Görl and Delgado in what looks like modified ****** gear maintains the ****** theme well enough. Put it all together with song titles like "****** Unter Wasser" (****** Underwater) and "Absolute Körperkontrolle" (Absolute Body Control) and D.A.F. are tending that much more to the flesh rather than the mind. Things are just a touch less powerful than on Alles Ist Gut; opening track "Liebe auf den Ersten Blick" has a bass/melody combination that could almost be early Depeche Mode. Most of the time, though, it's only a slight difference by degrees, as pounding monsters like "Ich Will" and the instrumental build of "Absolute Körperkontrolle" demonstrate. Görl's music generally still relies on his forceful percussion and sharp, cutting synth bass in combination, and Plank once again makes it sound fantastic. Additional touches surface throughout, and if Gold und Liebe isn't as immediately varied as Alles was, the subtler elements do provide variety. There's almost a lounge feeling to the vibey keyboards on "****** Unter Wasser," while the rough military drumming on "Muskel" suits the song perfectly. Accordingly, one of the best songs has one of the best fusions -- "Goldenes Spielzeug," with a soft, chime/keyboard melody over a tough bass/drum beat, singing appearing only every so often during its length. Delgado himself, however ******-obsessed he might be this time out, still makes a strong frontman -- certainly, if you don't know German, you can just pretend he's ordering everyone to the dancefloor under pain of death or something similar. Gold closes out on a fantastic note with "Verschwende Deine Jugend," a full-on destructive beast in the "Der Mussolini" mode, and "Greif Nach den Sternen," a steady-paced, almost anthemic number with the trademark D.A.F. blend of brusqueness still intact. Ned Raggett, Rovi
- Industrial, Post-Punk
- December 8, 1998
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