Today marks the sixth edition of a special series within my weekly feature, Friday On The Turntable - instead of looking at one album, I am featuring all of Depeche Mode's studio albums from 1981 - 2013 - and ranking them! It was a mammoth task, and proved frustrating when putting albums that I love against other ones that I love. Nonetheless, I've provided a ranked list - from #13 (good) - #1 (the best). I enlisted the help of my friend Jesse, who provides a side-by-side comparative list.
If you would like the short / textual version of the list, please scroll past the video. If you would like to watch my video discussion, check out the embedded video below - and be sure to click 'Subscribe' on my Youtube channel - for immediate access to all of my video posts. As always, I look forward to reading your comments and feedback. Click on any of the album titles if you'd like to purchase them. At the very bottom of this article is a link to a Depeche Mode playlist that I created on Spotify, which features my 3 favorite songs from each album.
And as always, here is a link to my band Audra's Bandcamp Site. Thank you!
Here we go...
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3 Favorite Songs: Broken, Heaven, Alone
#12. Exciter (2001)
3 Favorite Songs: Freelove, When The Body Speaks, I Feel Loved
3 Favorite Songs: Everything Counts, Two Minute Warning, Love In Itself
3 Favorite Songs: The Sun & The Rainfall, Monument, See You
3 Favorite Songs: Fragile Tension, Wrong, Perfect
3 Favorite Songs: New Life, Dreaming Of Me, Just Can't Get Enough
3 Favorite Songs: It's No Good, Useless, Sister Of Night
3 Favorite Songs: Precious, Suffer Well, Nothing's Impossible
3 Favorite Songs: Somebody, Blasphemous Rumours, People Are People
3 Favorite Songs: Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth, Halo
3 Favorite Songs: Never Let Me Down Again, The Things You Said, Strangelove
3 Favorite Songs: Stripped, Black Celebration, Here Is The House
3 Favorite Songs: In Your Room, Rush, Walking In My Shoes
Listen to our Depeche Mode Spotify Playlist:
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