Top 10 Best Depeche Mode Albums

The Top Ten
1 Violator Violator Product Image

Okay, let's start quoting: This is my best Depeche Mode album I like all the songs, my best is Policy Of Truth:

1. Nodisco (Speak & Spell 1981)

2. Monument (A Broken Frame 1982)

3. Pipeline (Construction Time Again 1983)

4. Stories Of Old (Some Great Reward 1984)

5. A Question Of Lust (Black Celebration 1986)

6. Little 15 (Music For The Masses 1987)

7. Policy Of Truth (Violator 1990)

8. Walking In My Shoes (Songs Of Faith And Devotion 1993)

9. The Bottom Line / Sister Of Night (Ultra 1997)

10. I Am You (Exciter 2001)

11. A Pain That I'm Used To / John The Revelator (Playing The Angel 2005)

12. Fragile Tension / In Chains / Perfect (Sounds Of The Universe 2009)

13. Heaven (Delta Machine 2013)

Classic Album from the Mode their best followed by:
2) Songs of Faith and Devotion
3) Black Celebration
4) Some Great Reward
5) Music For The Masses
hope Spirit is another classic album I have mixed emotion regarding last 3 albums, Delta machine and Sounds of the universe well produced but songs mostly aren't as memorable. Playing The Angel had excellent 4 singles but 3 or 4 average songs made it bit flawed Exciter is under-rated and actually a very good album it's a different more subtle Mode Bring on the Spirit..

Violater came along at a time when I started to appreciate their music brilliant album halo is my favourite on the album thou like all the songs on it.

The greatest album ever recorded, a must for every record collection...

2 Music for the Masses Music for the Masses Product Image

Great stuff even today. Classics like Never let me down again, Behind the wheel and Strange love make this album for those times a monument. So many bands tried to copy those masterpieces.

Really underrated album in my opinion better than violator.
Best single Behind the Wheel.

Fantastic album that actually created the hype surrounding violators release

Really masterpiece. Great sound, style and lyrics.

3 Songs of Faith and Devotion Songs of Faith and Devotion Product Image

Depeche mode best after Violator, hell, maybe even better. It is spiritual and soulfull album with dark elements from Black Celebration. Best song are Walking In My Shoes, In Your Room, Mercy In You and Higher Love. Other albums are ranked with best songs:

2) Violator( Policy Of Truth )
3) Playing The Angel( Suffer Well )
4) Black Celebration( A Question Of Time )
5) Ultra( It's No Good )
6) Music For The Masses( Behind The Wheel )
7) Delta Machine( Broken )
8) Some Great Reward( Romours )
9) Sounds Of The Universe( Wrong )
10) Exciter( Freelove )
11) A Broken Frame( The Sun & Rainfall )
12) Construction Time Again( Everything Counts )
13) Speak & Spell( Photographic )

Each note and each word of this album talks about passion, love and the pain within...

I really like this DM era but, don't think this is one is more relevant than Black Celebration.

Apogee of their career. Last album with genius Alan Wilder.

4 Black Celebration

The first DM album I listened to. In 1987 (I was 11 then) I borrowed a vinyl from my friend and it is still very special to me. But my favorite song is Never Let Me Down.

A Question of Time, A Question of Lust, Stripped... Hard choice. Violator is almost as good... Sorry

Black Celebration, Stripped, Fly on the Windscreen, etc.

Awesome album from start to finish. Dark, sensual.

5 Playing the Angel Playing the Angel Product Image

Great tracks... Great album.. Great sound... Underrated a bit... The best sounding album since S.O.F.A.D... Give a try to this one... The more you hear it, the more you discover... It is a interesting trip in DM journey... And in my humble opinion -one of the best Dm albums...

Depeche Mode is my favorite band, and this albm sounds great!
1. Playing The Angel
2. Songs Of Faith And Devotion
3. Violator
4. Exiter
5. Ultra
6. Music For The Masses
7. Black Celebration
8. People Are People
9. Sounds Of The Universe
10. Some Great Reward

I believe that there are better songs at other albums, like Never Let me Down Again, I feel U, Shake and Disease... But loking the entire album, this has no breaks

Mostly underrated. By far the best post-millenium album; glad not to see it at the bottom tough, shouldn't be over ULTRA.

6 Ultra Ultra Product Image

ULTRA This cd has a dynamic "bad" sound... I only have this cd and the "singles" cd's... Thinking of picking up a few more. years ago I had maybe 10 of their cassettes but no more. I'm looking for a good newer cd... Here what they sound like now.

An incredible album. Very odd they don't perform such songs as Freestate and Insight at all

A couple positions ahead would be fair.

Barrel of a Gun, It's No Good, Home, etc.

7 Some Great Reward Some Great Reward Product Image

Two absolute killers in Stories of old and Blasphemous rumours. A few other good songs, People are people, somebody are overrated sad to say...

Why is this so low? I feel that an album with such classics as Blasphemous Rumors, Something to Do, Somebody, People are People, etc. needs more love!

People Are People, Somebody, Blasphemous Rumours, etc.

8 Construction Time Again Construction Time Again Product Image

Top to bottom, one of the best albums ever. I'm shocked to see that it's ranked so low on so many charts. I find Violator (most peoples fave album) to be quite lackluster compared to this collection of hits. told you so, the landscape is changing, love in itself, more than a party, everything counts, shame

Under Exciter... come on! At least this was quite innovative, though not popular.

Everything Counts, Love In Itself, More Than A Party, etc.

Everything counts

9 Delta Machine Delta Machine Product Image

A new 2013 album from depeche mode, tracklist: heaven, welcome to my world, that's all mine etc.

Common guys, it's 2nd best album after Violator.

New 2013 album, good and professional concerts facilities is in horsens musicart city in denmark

Great album. They not getting older

10 Exciter Exciter Product Image

It's a favourite in Winter time.

"When the body speaks" is so soothing. I love the chorus because all we need is tenderness

"Freelove" is another excellent track.

Well done Martin Gore for having written these.

Disappointed that this album is not rated higher at it is in my top 5 of all times. I wish people would put on a quality earphone, lie down, close your eyes and listen. It is a superb use of instruments and sounds.

The Contenders
11 A Broken Frame A Broken Frame Product Image

Really underrated album. Leave in silence, my secret garden, the sun and the rainfall and See you are all amazing tracks. Voting this mostly cause it's far too low. My favourite is Black Celebration.

I think it's the most underrated album by DM - my favourite tracks: See You, My Secret Garden, Satellite... The cover is beatiful!

12 Speak & Spell Speak & Spell Product Image

The first album from depeche mode, that never will be forgotten, tracklist: just can't get enough, new life, dreaming of me etc.

Too poppy if you want but, can't deny its relevante! come on.

Just Can't Get Enough, New Life, Dreaming of Me, etc.

13 Spirit Spirit Product Image

Great album . Vote guys

This should be above SOTU and DM

14 Sounds Of The Universe Sounds Of The Universe Product Image

If your in the mood its not so bad if your not in the mood, well what can be said it's just a mood album.

Clearly not great but... worse than Exciter and Delta Machine... really?

Wrong, Peace, Fragile Tension, etc.

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