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Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. Originally formed with the lineup of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Vince Clarke, the band currently consists of Gahan and Gore.

With Clarke as their primary songwriter, Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981 amid the British new wave scene. Clarke left the band at the end of 1981, going on to form the groups Yazoo and later Erasure. The remaining trio recorded their second album, A Broken Frame (1982), with Martin Gore as chief songwriter. The band then recruited Alan Wilder, establishing a lineup that continued until 1995, beginning with the albums Construction Time Again (1983) and Some Great Reward (1984). The albums Black Celebration (1986) and Music for the Masses (1987) cemented them as a dominant force within the electronic and alternative music scenes, and their June 1988 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl drew a crowd of over 60,000 people.

In 1990, they released their seventh album, Violator, which reached number seven on the Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA. The following album Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993) was also a success, though the band's internal struggles during recording and touring resulted in Wilder's departure in 1995. The band returned to the lineup of Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher, and released the album Ultra in 1997. The band continued touring and recorded five more albums as a trio—Exciter (2001), Playing the Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009), Delta Machine (2013) and Spirit (2017)—until Fletcher's death in 2022. Gahan and Gore have since continued as a duo. Their latest album, Memento Mori, was released in 2023.

Depeche Mode have had 54 songs in the UK Singles Chart, 17 Top 10 albums in the UK chart, and have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Q included the band in its list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!" Depeche Mode also rank No. 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". In 2016, Billboard named Depeche Mode the 10th Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Speak & SpellDepeche Mode3.731
1982A Broken FrameDepeche Mode4.225
1983Construction Time AgainDepeche Mode4.2523
1984Some Great RewardDepeche Mode4.3527
1986Black CelebrationDepeche Mode4.1536
1987Music for the MassesDepeche Mode4.2533
1990ViolatorDepeche Mode4.3541
1993Songs of Faith and DevotionDepeche Mode4.427
1997UltraDepeche Mode4.1525
2001ExciterDepeche Mode4.319
2005Playing the AngelDepeche Mode4.216
2009Sounds of the UniverseDepeche Mode4.2522
2013Delta MachineDepeche Mode4.1511
2017SpiritDepeche Mode3.715
2023Memento MoriDepeche Mode44

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1984People Are PeopleDepeche Mode46
1985The Singles 81>85Depeche Mode4.225
1985Catching Up With Depeche ModeDepeche Mode45
1991Depeche Mode4.51
1991Depeche Mode41
1991Singles 1–6Depeche Mode55
1991Singles 7–12Depeche Mode55
1991Singles 13–18Depeche Mode53
1998The Singles 86>98Depeche Mode3.6515
1998The Videos 86>98Depeche Mode2
2001The Singles 81>98Depeche Mode42
2004Singles 19–24Depeche Mode52
2004Singles 25–30Depeche Mode54
2004Singles 31–36Depeche Mode52
2006The Best of Depeche Mode, Volume 1Depeche Mode415
2006The Complete Depeche ModeDepeche Mode51
2016Video Singles CollectionDepeche Mode51
2018A Broken Frame | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2018Speak & Spell | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode3
2018Construction Time Again | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2018Some Great Reward | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2019Black Celebration | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2019Music for the Masses | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2020MODE: The definitive Depeche Mode studio collectionDepeche Mode42
2020Violator | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2020Songs of Faith and Devotion | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2021Ultra | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode3
2022Exciter | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2022Playing the Angel | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2023Classics. Rarities. Revelations.Depeche Mode1
2023Sounds of the Universe | The 12″ SinglesDepeche Mode2
2023Delta Machine | The 12” SinglesDepeche Mode1

Album + Compilation + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Refractions, Part 1Depeche Mode1
1999Refractions, Part 2Depeche Mode1
2004Remixes 81–04Depeche Mode512
2005Precious RemixesDepeche Mode2
2005Apologize 9,9Depeche Mode1
2011Remixes 2: 81–11Depeche Mode56

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1989101Depeche Mode4.518
1993DevotionalDepeche Mode4.653
1993Songs of Faith and Devotion: LiveDepeche Mode412
2002One Night in ParisDepeche Mode3
20062006-04-27: Touring the Angel: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USADepeche Mode1
20062006-05-07: Touring the Angel: Arena, Monterrey, MexicoDepeche Mode1
20062006-05-04: Touring the Angel: Foro Sol Stadium, Mexico City, MexicoDepeche Mode1
20062006-05-05: Touring the Angel: Foro Sol Stadium, Mexico City, MexicoDepeche Mode1
20062006-04-29: Touring the Angel: Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA, USADepeche Mode1
20062006-08-01: Touring the Angel: Terra Vibe, Athens, GreeceDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-02: Touring the Angel: Werchter Festival, Werchter, BelgiumDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-07: Touring the Angel: Stadion, Stockholm, SwedenDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-13: Touring the Angel: Waldbühne, Berlin, GermanyDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-15: Touring the Angel: Festwiese, Leipzig, GermanyDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-20: Touring the Angel: Antic Arena, Nimes, FranceDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-22: Touring the Angel: Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, SpainDepeche Mode1
2006Touring the Angel: Live in MilanDepeche Mode45
20062006-07-01: Touring the Angel: Eurockeennes, Belfort, FranceDepeche Mode1
20062006-05-21: Touring the Angel: Nissan Pavillion, Washington, DC, USADepeche Mode1
20062006-06-21: Touring the Angel: Lokomotiv Stadium, Sofia, BulgariaDepeche Mode1
20062006-04-30: Touring the Angel: Las Vegas, NV, USADepeche Mode1
20062006-06-26: Touring the Angel: The Point, Dublin, IrelandDepeche Mode1
20062006-06-07: Touring the Angel: NRGi Park Stadium, Aarhus, DenmarkDepeche Mode1
20062006-07-26: Touring the Angel: Plaza de Toros, Granada, SpainDepeche Mode1
20062006-06-29: Touring the Angel: City Square, Arras, FranceDepeche Mode1
20092009-05-10: Tour of the Universe: Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, IsraelDepeche Mode1
20092009-06-08: Tour of the Universe: Zentralstadion, Leipzig, GermanyDepeche Mode1
20092009‐06‐16: Tour of the Universe: Rome, ItalyDepeche Mode1
20092009‐06‐13: Tour of the Universe: Olympiastadion, München, GermanyDepeche Mode1
20092009‐06‐30: Tour of the Universe: Copenhagen, DenmarkDepeche Mode1
20092009‐07‐28: Tour of the Universe: Washington, DC, USADepeche Mode1
20092009-08-29: Tour of the Universe: Dallas, TX, USADepeche Mode1
20102009‐08‐25: Tour of the Universe: Salt Lake City, UT, USADepeche Mode1
20102010‐02‐17: Concert for Teenage Cancer Trust: The Royal Albert Hall, London, UKDepeche Mode1
20102009‐12‐13: Tour of the Universe: Birmingham, UKDepeche Mode1
2010Tour of the Universe: Barcelona 20/21.11.09Depeche Mode45
2014Live in BerlinDepeche Mode2
2020LiVE SPiRiTS SOUNDTRACKDepeche Mode55

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Dreaming of MeDepeche Mode48
1981New LifeDepeche Mode411
1981Just Can’t Get EnoughDepeche Mode410
1981Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead / King of the FliesDepeche Mode / Fad Gadget31
1982See YouDepeche Mode410
1982The Meaning of LoveDepeche Mode3.59
1982Leave in SilenceDepeche Mode410
1983Get the Balance Right!Depeche Mode4.6510
1983Everything CountsDepeche Mode518

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