Depeche Mode - Catching Up With Depeche Mode
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Release date: 11 November 1985
Goodbye drugs, hello tunes, say electro-pop dinosaurs
This is the album Depeche Mode seemed destined never to make. Their last two were recorded in the teeth of Dave Gahan's near-fatal drug addiction, with band relations strained to snapping point and their electronic agenda buried under a mudslide of riffs, resentment and rehab. But the U2 of synth-pop emerge from their blustery rock fixation renewed vitality here. Producer Mark Bell,...
- May 14, 2001
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- Dreaming Of Me
- New Life
- Just Can't Get Enough
- See You
- The Meaning Of Love
- Love in Itself
- Master And Servant
- Blasphemous Rumours
- Somebody (Remix)
- Shake The Disease
- It's Called a Heart
- Fly On The Windscreen
The 'Mode are back. But they're not at their best...
- Apr 8, 2013
Sounds Of The Universe
- Apr 14, 2009
Still Gahan strong...
- Sep 18, 2001
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Editors, Flume and Jurassic 5 also play during day two of the Portuguese bash
Synth pioneers also perform a host of greatest hits for mammoth O2 Arena set
Singer admits he thought he was 'going to die' at one point
Depeche Mode - Catching Up With Depeche Mode: Wikipedia Album Entry
A singles collection chronicling the band's first five years, Catching Up with Depeche Mode is the perfect primer for would-be fans. The first three tracks feature Vince Clarke's inimitable brand of bubble-gum synth pop, brimming with catchy counterpoint and wonderfully predictable chord progressions. The remaining songs chart Martin Gore's evolution as a composer, his earlier Clarke-esque material gradually transforming into the darker, noisier synth works that characterized mid-to-late-'80s Depeche Mode. The band's other defining elements, i.e. Gore's fragile vocals contrasted with David Gahan's resonant baritone are well represented, although the hits "Everything Counts" and "People are People" are notably absent.
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