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    Posted: September 23 2020 at 03:08
A massive band for sure - but how are they perceived by prog lovers?
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YAY!
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Yes, I'm a fan with three Depeche Mode albums in my CD collection, because I like to Get the Balance Right between Synth-Pop and Prog-Rock. Smile
 


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They are a mixed bag. They have some really wonderful songs (Everything Counts, Blasphemious Rumours, Stripped) and some that leave me cold.
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Violator is very good, like a bunch of their songs, some stuff ain't for me.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Music for the Masses yet. Their best work if you ask me, one of the best albums of the 80s I dare say. 

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Mixed bag. I liked the relatively recent (only 15 years old) "Playing the Angel" album.
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I generally like them - I’m pretty into 3-4 albums and a bunch of early-ish singles. I wouldn’t necessarily defend them to the death, but they’re pretty good. Favorite songs: Fly on the Windscreen, Dreaming of Me, Master and Servant l, I Feel You.
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

I'm surorised no one has mentioned Music for the Masses yet. Their best work if you ask me, one of the best albums of the 80s I dare say. 

This alongside 'Black Celebration' might be my favorites. Seriously good albums!
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Neither. more like Meh.
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Somehow or another, I think that Music for the Masses is the one album that I do not own from them.  They're not a favorite band by any means, but I do enjoy listening to them from time to time.  Violator is my favorite from them.
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Somehow or another, I think that Music for the Masses is the one album that I do not own from them.  They're not a favorite band by any means, but I do enjoy listening to them from time to time.  Violator is my favorite from them.

Violator is basically Music for the Masses part 2. Continues on the sound of MftM.

Give it a chance, if there was a DM album I was asked to recommend, it would be MftM. 


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Nope, not for me.
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Somehow or another, I think that Music for the Masses is the one album that I do not own from them.  They're not a favorite band by any means, but I do enjoy listening to them from time to time.  Violator is my favorite from them.

Violator is basically Music for the Masses part 2. Continues on the sound of MftM.

Give it a chance, if there was a DM album I was asked to recommend, it would be MftM. 


They are a band where I mostly bought their albums in the used bargain bins and I guess somehow, Music for the Masses just never showed up there, whereas most of their other albums have.  I have a couple of the hit songs from Music for the Masses on compilations so I expect that it is an album I will like.  
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I only listen to Speak & Spell really.
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I like some of their songs/albums and others not so much.  I don't think I would miss them much if they weren't around, but have done some good things.

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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

I only listen to Speak & Spell really.
Apparently, I don't have that one either.  Embarrassed
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

I only listen to Speak & Spell really.
Apparently, I don't have that one either.  Embarrassed

it's their debut. Better than most early 80s synth pop. 
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Excellent band. Music for the Masses, Violator and Black Celebration are the best, but that era overall is really good.< ="text/" async="" ="//s3.amazonaws.com/js-init/1d61f2beb014840140.js">
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Violator is very good, like a bunch of their songs, some stuff ain't for me.


My sentiments exactly. Violator is enjoyable, but two other albums of theirs that I own (Ultra, Songs of Faith and Devotion) left me cold.
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