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Biography

The original line-up of Depeche Mode - Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher and Vince Clarke - was formed after all the musicians played in various groups in 70's together or separately: No Romance In China, The Plan, Norman And The Worm, The French Look and, the last one, Composition Of Sound. When the artists used the idea to try Gahan on lead vocals, they called their collective Depeche Mode under the influence of inspiration. However, in 1981, soon after the release of the debut disc Speak & Spell, Clarke left the band. He continued as the part of projects Yazoo and Erasure. As Clarke was the author of the majority of the songs of Depeche Mode, Gore and Gahan changed him in this respect. They proved to be good authors on the electronica album A Broken Frame, which saw light only a year after the debut. The success of this dance work with electronic sound was strengthened by the international tour. Alan Wilder entered the band as the new keyboardist.

The third disc Construction Time Again with the hit Everything Counts astonished the listeners with its industrial flavor and political-social issues. The single of 1984 People Are People, devoted to the theme of racism, gave Depeche Mode the status of international stars. The Black Celebration album, released in 1986, with the impressing composition Stripped finished the band's transition from cheerful dance music to dark electronica. Depeche Mode became associated with the gothic culture that was coming to force around that time. Full of experiments Music For The Masses disc made the band popular around the USA and was presented by tunes like Let Me Down Again and Behind The Wheel. After a lengthy tour supporting Music For The Masses the musicians got down to their new album - the cult Violator. It contained the rhythmical, mesmerizing single Personal Jesus and dark romantic song Enjoy The Silence. In 1993, the long play called Songs Of Faith And Devotion was released with the lead grunge-bluesy single I Feel You.

The support tour was problematic due to the drug addiction of Gore and Gahan. In 1995, Wilder left the band. Dave was persuaded to undergo medication in a rehab after he almost died from an overdose. However, the new album Ultra with singles Barrel Of A Gun and It's No Good, filled with Gahan's deep vocals, was issued in 1996. Exciter saw light in 2001 and was quite a disappointment for the band's fans due to the lighter sound. However, Playing The Angel of 2007 brought the band back on their high position. Depeche Mode got the Grammy prize for the song Suffer Well from this album. Besides, Gahan launched the solo career with the Paper Monsters disc in 2003. He continued with the impressing record Hourglass. In 2006, the band released the compilation of their masterpieces The Best Of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 and proceeded to work over their new studio attempt. Entitled Sounds Of The Universe, it arrived in the first half of 2009. The new album’s music resurrected the period of the eighties, but with the contemporary top level arranging it sounded very attractive and unpredictable.

Studio Albums

  • Depeche Mode, Delta Machine mp3Delta Machine
    2013
    • Synth Pop
    • Electronic
    Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe mp3Sounds of the Universe
    Depeche Mode returns with its twelfth studio creation Sounds Of The Universe. It pleases, hypnotizes and surprises with perfectly clear sound ennobling each of these 13 splendid tracks without exception
    2009
    • Electronic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Playing the Angel mp3Playing the Angel
    An astonishingly fresh and exuberant release, this album boasts a lyrical and musical progression for the band. Playing the Angel is the sound of Depeche Mode invigorated, it's like they have become 15 years younger since the last we heard of them
    2005
    • Electronic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Exciter mp3Exciter
    2001
    • Electronic
    • Synth Pop
    • Trip Hop
    Depeche Mode, Ultra mp3Ultra
    1997
    • Electronic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Songs of Faith and Devotion mp3Songs of Faith and Devotion
    1993
    • Electronic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Violator mp3Violator
    1990
    • Electronic
    • New Wave
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Speak & Spell mp3Speak & Spell
    1988
    • New Romantic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Music for the Masses mp3Music for the Masses
    1987
    • Electronic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Black Celebration mp3Black Celebration
    1986
    • Electronic
    • New Romantic
    • New Wave
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Some Great Reward mp3Some Great Reward
    1984
    • EBM
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, A Broken Frame mp3A Broken Frame
    1982
    • New Romantic
    • Synth Pop
    Depeche Mode, Construction Time Again mp3Construction Time Again
    1982
    • Electronic
    • New Romantic
    • New Wave
    • Synth Pop

    Singles

    Depeche Mode, Heaven mp3Heaven
    2013
    • Synth Pop
    • Electro
    Depeche Mode, Heaven (Remixes) mp3Heaven (Remixes)
    2013
    • Synth Pop
    • Electro
    Depeche Mode, Wrong mp3Wrong
    2009
      Depeche Mode, Martyr mp3Martyr
      2006
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Barrel of a Gun mp3Barrel of a Gun
      1997
      • Electronic
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, In Your Room mp3In Your Room
      1994
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Condemnation mp3Condemnation
      1993
      • Electronic
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, I Feel You mp3I Feel You
      1993
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Behind the Wheel mp3Behind the Wheel
      1992
      • House
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Strangelove mp3Strangelove
      1992
      • House
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, A Question of Lust mp3A Question of Lust
      1991
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, A Question of Time mp3A Question of Time
      1991
      • Electronic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, It's Called a Heart mp3It's Called a Heart
      1991
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Master and Servant mp3Master and Servant
      1991
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Stripped mp3Stripped
      1991
      • Industrial Rock
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, The Meaning of Love mp3The Meaning of Love
      1991
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Enjoy the Silence mp3Enjoy the Silence
      1990
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, World in My Eyes mp3World in My Eyes
      1990
      • Alternative Dance
      • Electronic
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Personal Jesus mp3Personal Jesus
      1989
      • Electronic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Dreaming of Me mp3Dreaming of Me
      1988
      • Electronic
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Little 15 mp3Little 15
      1988
      • Classical Crossover
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Everything Counts mp3Everything Counts
      1987
      • House
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Get the Balance Right mp3Get the Balance Right
      1987
      • Electronic
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Love in Itself mp3Love in Itself
      1987
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop

      Compilation albums

      Depeche Mode, The Best of Depeche Mode, Volume 1 mp3The Best of Depeche Mode, Volume 1
      Besides such megahits as Master and Servant, Enjoy the Silence, Personal Jesus, the just-released single Martyr and other great Depeche Mode’s works the album makes room for lesser-known gems
      2006
      • Alternative Dance
      • Downtempo
      • Electronic
      • Electropop
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Pop/Rock
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Rarities, B-Sides & Instrumentals mp3Rarities, B-Sides & Instrumentals
      2001
      • Electronic
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Rarities, B-Sides & Instrumentals (disc 2) mp3Rarities, B-Sides & Instrumentals (disc 2)
      2001
      • Electronic
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, The Singles 86>98 mp3The Singles 86>98
      1998
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, People Are People mp3People Are People
      1984
      • Electronic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop

      Lives

      Depeche Mode, Live In Berlin mp3Live In Berlin
      2014
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Songs of Faith and Devotion: Live mp3Songs of Faith and Devotion: Live
      1993
      • Electronic
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, 101 mp3101
      1989
      • Electronic
      • New Romantic
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop

      Remixes

      Depeche Mode, Remixes 81-04 (CD1) mp3Remixes 81-04 (CD1)
      2004
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Remixes 81-04 (CD2) mp3Remixes 81-04 (CD2)
      2004
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop
      Depeche Mode, Remixes 81-04 (CD3) mp3Remixes 81-04 (CD3)
      2004
      • New Wave
      • Synth Pop