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Depeche Mode

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Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom (1980 – present)

Depeche Mode are an English band, founded in 1980, originally from the town of Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom. They are one of the most enduring and successful bands to have emerged during the 80s, and particularly from the / era. The band name is derived from a French fashion magazine, Dépêche mode, which means “fashion dispatch.”

The band have been highly influential in the dance music scene, especially synthpop, techno and trance, in part due to their innovative work, recording techniques and use of sampling. Their most successful album is arguably 1990’s Violator, which reached the #2 position in the UK, #7 in the US, and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The band has released a long series of high-charting singles over their three-decades long career. Enjoy the Silence is their most recognized song and is one of the most covered songs in history.

The original line-up was Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Andy Fletcher and Vince Clarke. In December 1981, Clarke left the band and later went on to form Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure. Alan Wilder joined the group initially in January 1982 as a live keyboardist but became an official member in December 1982. He left mid-1995 to fully concentrate on his Recoil project and the band continued as a trio. In 2010 Wilder re-joined Depeche Mode on stage after 16 years, for a performance of Somebody during a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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  • ragazzo_cl

    Enjoy the Silence <3

    yesterday evening Reply
  • annadmakeeva

    One Caress <3

    Yesterday 11:25am Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    got the Music for the Masses original 1987's brazilian press. Sacred <3

    Yesterday 1:41am Reply
  • Angerman72

    Depeche Mode Bar at Tallinn. Visit!

    28 Jul 7:37pm Reply
  • Zabapas

    * Listen Open Fm 100% Depeche Mode ! http://www.open.fm/play/74/ * Listen RMF Fm Depeche Mode ! http://www.rmfon.pl/play,31/

    26 Jul 9:48pm Reply
  • RebelGlassZero

    I'm surprised people are people isn't even on the charts.

    26 Jul 2:23am Reply
  • Placebionic

    Some great versions in Delta Machine Tour <3

    26 Jul 1:38am Reply
  • LCDnewOrder

    I'm surprised Just Can't Get Enough is so low on the charts. That's the one Depeche Mode song I constantly hear on the radio, that and Personal Jesus. I NEVER hear Enjoy The Silence at all.

    25 Jul 12:19pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    Happy birthday M Gore <3

    24 Jul 12:18am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    у нас группа переоценена, как мне кажется, но прослушав их творчество, хотя бы понимаешь, за что их так любят. пысы. Violator - один из редких альбомов после 70-х с реально гиперклассическим статусом. Такой хороший набор поп-песен есть разве что на дезинтграции, но об этом потом как-нибудь.

    22 Jul 2:20am Reply
  • Tenome15

    :^)

    16 Jul 5:26pm Reply
  • Snerdly

    Flexible is the 203rd most listened to song in the past 6 months. This is a shame. Please listen to Flexible. Your mind will be blown. It is unlike any Depeche Mode you have ever heard.

    16 Jul 12:51am Reply
  • battlerborn

    they're grabbing hand, grab all they can, all for themselves, after all!!!!

    15 Jul 7:03pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Dope .

    15 Jul 8:27am Reply
  • TanyaGrotter

    everything counts <3

    14 Jul 5:56pm Reply
  • DiogoMelo

    Broken <3 when you fallen i will caught you...

    12 Jul 3:20am Reply
  • xlibaba

    Never Let me down, eeeeeeaaaaaa //////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\eeeeeaaaaaaa////////\\\\\\\\\\\\///////eeeeeeaaaaaaaaaa\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/////////eeeeeeaaaaaaaa\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/////////////

    11 Jul 8:20pm Reply
  • ingamename

    sweetest perfection

    11 Jul 6:43pm Reply
  • adao15

    Next tour, please ! :)

    11 Jul 5:59pm Reply
  • LikeDuff

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