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Depeche Mode Songs

Depeche Mode Songs

Depeche Mode Discograph

en.wikipedia.org)The discography of English electronic music group Depeche Mode consists of 14 studio albums, six live albums, ten compilation albums, 15 box sets, 13 video albums, 55 singles, and 70 music videos. The band's music has been released on several labels, including Some Bizzare, Mute Records, Sire Records, Reprise Records, and Columbia Records. Formed in Basildon, Essex, England in 1980, the group's original line-up was Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards, bass guitar) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album Speak & Spell and was replaced by Alan Wilder (production, keyboards, drums), who was a band member from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's departure, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher continued as a trio. (Source:

Read About Depeche Mode’s Vince Clarke in Our Classic Pop Presents Special Magazine

www.classicpopmag.com)Depeche shifted gears rapidly from their debut single to their triumphant second. Though Clarke admitted the lyrics were nonsensical (and he told Sounds the song was “just an old R&B riff”) New Life managed to coax emotion from technology. This early example of electronic-meets-new wave fronted the emerging UK synth-pop movement and culminated in a classic – albeit mimed – Top Of The Pops debut and a breakthrough hit. Still in their day jobs, the band arrived on the train with their synths underarm, and Fletcher received a standing ovation the next day at work. (Source:

The 20 Best Depeche Mode Songs of All-Time

There’s never been a band quite like Depeche Mode. There probably never will be again. For over 30 years, they’ve been bending genres, breaking taboos, and tackling everything from xenophobia and religious zealotry to romance and sexual freedom. They’re risk-takers of the first order, with the talent and the creativity to pull it off. They’ve mastered synthpop, brought sleaze rock to the masses, and delivered some of the finest songs of the last 40 years. Here’s our pick of the 20 best Depeche Mode songs of all time. ( 

 

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