Music for the Masses

Label
BMG Rights Management / Mute Records Ltd.
Release date
14 Jun 2004
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
82:53

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Never Let Me Down Again (Tsangarides Mix) 4:48 3,594
1 Never Let Me Down Again 4:48 336,304
2 The Things You Said 4:02 118,732
3 Strangelove 4:57 363,806
4 Sacred 4:47 118,083
5 Little 15 4:18 173,094
6 Behind the Wheel 5:18 232,945
7 I Want You Now 3:45 93,254
8 To Have and to Hold 2:51 89,431
9 Nothing 4:13 110,259
10 Pimpf (Contains Hidden Track Mission Impossible) 5:25 1,619
10 Pimpf 4:57 99,652
11 Agent Orange 5:05 69,826
12 Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix) 4:56 29,949
12 Never Let Me Down Again - Aggro Mix 4:57 11,992
13 To Have And To Hold - Spanish Taster 2:36 10,542
14 Pleasure Little Treasure - Glitter Mix 5:35 1,742
14 Pleasure, Little Treasure (Glitter Mix) 5:35 7,711

About this album

Music for the Masses is the sixth proper studio album by Depeche Mode. Released by Mute Records on September 28, 1987, it provided the band with mainstream success in the United States for the first time since Some Great Reward, and the new styles of music that appeared on the album and its predecessor Black Celebration formed the foundation for their breakthrough effort, Violator. These three are widely considered to be the band’s peak in both lyrical and musical sense, attributed to Gore’s maturing songcraft and Wilder’s synthesized orchestrations.

It was supported by the For the Masses tour, which made up for the first of Depeche Mode’s live albums, 101.

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  • SerenadeinLead

    I think prefer Black Celebration over it, I think it is more dancy, you know, but that's a great album. I even have it on vinyl, but A side is better than B. Nothing is the best track on B side.

    7 Jan 1:53pm Reply
  • frodonoz

    if Violator is their masterpiece... this record comes close second! without a doubt

    2 Jan 9:22pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    That's an excellent record, for sure. At the level of Violator. [2]

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Godfazou

    That's an excellent record, for sure. At the level of Violator.

    3 Mar 2014 Reply
  • SoniaGore

    I can never decide wether this is my favorite or Ultra[2]

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Stuart_W88

    Is there a better DM album than this? IMO: 1. Music For The Masses 2. Violator 3. Black Celebration 4. Speak & Spell (yes, you read that right!). 5. Songs Of Faith & Devotion.

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jeannyd

    My favourite DM album by far.

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Sangre_De_Nariz

    Beyond Pop.

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Candyscar

    I can never decide wether this is my favorite or Ultra

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • -kimber-

    Лучший для меня.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • corcinodiego

    foda demais esse

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • sasha90s

    @maryann2version I hope they know

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • maryann2version

    This is SUCH a little gem! Do people know about this?! :D

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • sasha90s

    wonderful, haunting, magnificent, touching... their freakin' masterpiece. best by far.

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • TonyCyborg

    решающий в их творчестве, альбом

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Symphonic angst

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Ultra_DM_

    MFTM > 101 forever! (:

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PracticalDeath

    their best album! absolutely amazing! [2]

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • noo_dog

    Fantastic album, but I think Black Celebration is probably better (and often overlooked). I like the second half better than the first, apart from Never Let Me Down Again (which is my favourite DM single).

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • luizfvalentim

    their best album! absolutely amazing!

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
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