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|Depeche Mode Ranked|
From best to worst
It's at the top of most DM lists for good reason. The dream team of producers (Flood, Francois Kervorkian) mixed with timeless classics like Enjoy The Silence and Personal Jesus would almost be enough, but it's the songs you've never heard of (Halo, Clean, World In My Eyes) that make it the masterpiece.
Largely forgotten, and dated from a technological point of view, Depeche still wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for this brooding effort from 1986. Inaccessible, obsessive, paranoid; the most 'Depeche' sounding album. You can almost smell the pot through the speakers.
Songs of Faith and Devotion
Right after being called progenitors of house and techno, DM decided to find out what happened when grunge met synths. A bit of a mess, but some killer songs.
After dying for three minutes, Dave Gahan hooked up with his bandmates again. Trip-hop was an influence this time, and though very much an album of two halves, each had its merits.
Playing The Angel
Far too frontloaded, but the hammerblow of the first five songs is enough. It also recovers by the end.
Music for the Masses
This is the sound of their music blown up for stadiums. An album of alternative torch songs that was lapped up by KROQ and American youth at the time.
Some Great Reward
Up til this point a shiny electro-pop band, SGR was where they first discovered the joys of leather and blasphemy. Several vicars complained.
Sounds Of The Universe
A new twist; they started to consider the bright side of life. Fans across the globe pass out.
Far too many joss sticks. Nice enough, but only if you do yoga.
Construction Time Again
Kids with a new toy: the sampler. Cue a barrage of metallic clanks as they constructed entire songs from scrapyards. Calm down.
Speak and Spell
First album. Bubblegum, in musical form. Lyrics about being 'just like a rainbow'. Also, an instrumental called 'Big Muff' lol
A Broken Frame
The last song, 'The Sun & The Rainfall' is great. If you listen to the rest, brace thyself.
|Heres mine. |
1, 4, 6, 2, 10, 3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 9
and im not very sure where Im going to put 8 yet since Ive had it for a week now and we'll see how I feel in time. I really dig it alot though, as well as your review. And here I thought I was the only DM nutcase on this site.
|4, 5, and 7 should be higher|
|Only have 1 and 4 but both slay hard.|
|7 is ear candy.|
|@kygermo: There's a few of us, but not enough! Surprised you rate 10 so highly though.|
Must redo some reviews. This site's helped me improve since I started with these
|I've heard 1 and 5, they're both great. This band is cool|
|Love in itself, Everything Counts, 2 minute warning and The Landscape is changing are the reasons why I rate it so high. It just clicks with me, I dont know why. |
|12.)Speak and Spell|
11.)A Broken Frame
9.)Sounds of the Universe
7.)Construction Time Again
6.)Some Great Reward
5.)Playing the Angel
3.)Songs of Faith and Devotion
2.)Music for the Masses