Top 10 Best Depeche Mode Albums

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The Top Ten

1 Violator

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)

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. - Lesley777

Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth, Personal Jesus, etc. - alexthecat

Best album in Depeche Mode’s catalog

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2 Music for the Masses

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.

Fantastic album that actually created the hype surrounding violators release

Strangelove, Behind the Wheel, Never Let Me Down Again, etc. - alexthecat

That 1st dM album I got when I was 14. Still the best for me!

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3 Black Celebration

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

One of my best albums of all time!

THIS IS AWESOME! Every song is perfect!

Awesome album!

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4 Songs of Faith and Devotion

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 )

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

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

I feel you

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5 Playing the Angel

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

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

Precious, A Pain That I'm Used to, Suffer Well, etc. - alexthecat

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

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6 Ultra

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

A couple positions ahead would be fair.

Why so low?... Their best album...

My favorite.

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7 Some Great Reward

People Are People, Somebody, Blasphemous Rumours, etc. - alexthecat

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!

8 Exciter

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.

9 Construction Time Again

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

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

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

10 A Broken Frame

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!

The Contenders

11 Delta Machine

Delta machine plate cover is nicely contains pretty nature picture, that could be good for the band in the future, to bring in their album cover designs

Great album. They not getting older

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

Should be higher

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12 Spirit

This should be above SOTU and DM

13 Sounds Of The Universe

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. - alexthecat

14 Speak & Spell

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

Just Can�t Get Enough, New Life, Dreaming of Me, etc. - alexthecat

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

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