Dave Gahan

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David "Dave" Gahan (/ˈɡɑːn/; born David Callcott; 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing albums in 2003 (Paper Monsters) and 2007 (Hourglass). Though his bandmate Martin Gore continues to be the main Depeche Mode songwriter, Gahan has also contributed a number of songs to the band's most recent albums; Playing the Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009) and Delta Machine (2013). Three of these songs were released as singles, including "Suffer Well" in 2005, "Hole to Feed" in 2009, and "Should Be Higher" in 2013. In 2012, he also contributed lyrics and sang lead vocals on the Soulsavers album The Light the Dead See. Q magazine ranked Gahan no. 73 on the list of the "100 Greatest Singers" and no. 27 on "The 100 Greatest Frontmen".

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Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Paper Monsters 5
2007 Hourglass 3 9

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Live Monsters 2
2007 iTunes Live from SoHo 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Hourglass Remixes 3


Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Dirty Sticky Floors 5
2003 I Need You 2
2003 Bottle Living 4
2007 Kingdom 2
2008 Saw Something / Deeper + Deeper 2

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