The Singles 86-98 Best of
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So Depeche Mode releases a singles compilation featuring only one previously unreleased song ("Only When I Lose Myself") in anticipation of a major tour. Sound suspiciously like a shameless cash-in? Sure. But The Singles, 86-98 needed to be made. This is a worthwhile purchase for casual admirers and completists alike. The two-disc set contains revamped versions of the major singles from 1986 to 1998 and a version of "Little 15" that was first released only in France. The set's "grand finale" is the live recording of "Everything Counts," from the 101 album. Although the original studio version of the "Everything Counts" single appeared on 1984's People Are People, DM fudged the chronology to justify including this astounding live recording on the album (a ploy to psych up concert-ticket buyers?). The live recording highlights the worshipful crowd applauding, cheering, and chant-singing "The grabbing hands / Grab all they can / Everything counts in large amounts" long after the song has ended. Ka-ching! --Beth Bessmer
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1. Stripped: A classic 80's song about the man asking his lover to come see him outside and private, and you guessed it (strip down). However, the song is very well put together, especially when he methodically raises his voice to basically say that he wants his lover to do just for him.
2. Strange Love: A song about how the man admits that he is prone to experimenting with others in his quest to fullfill his desires, but is willing to also come back to someone if they have more to teach.
3. Never Let Me Down Again: I really like the starting music at the end. It is a song about a man who is going along on a journey with his "best friend", and he hopes to be correct in trusting his friend.
4. Personal Jesus: A creative song about a man willing to be a personal savior to someone who wants to have a lover that is actually "physically there", and that he is willing to satisfy her desires. The music video to this song has an interesting country western type theme.
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Disc 1 is easy to appreciate. With such haunting DM classics as "Strangelove," "Stripped" & "A Question of Lust," this album almost deserves a five-star rating. Ah, but then you pop in CD2 and realize why a single-disc best-of may have been the best option for a casual fan such as yourself. Don't get me wrong, there are some excellent tracks, but as the disc progresses chronologically, the group's energy seems to drop and the tracks morph from danceworthy synth-pop to droopy rock. "Condemnation" isn't among my favorites, along with "I Feel You" & "In My Room." But, there is much debate over whether earlier DM tracks are comparable to later tracks, so I'll leave this subject alone.
Bottom line: for casual fans of old and new, a single depeche mode best-of may have been a better idea than both Singles albums. However, given the limited selection of DM compilations, I would suggest a few individual singles over the albums. Remix junkies will appreciate the mixes & fans in search of specific hits can pick and choose at will.
the early hits, i loved.
picking up on all the songs i missed, i realised what an excellent band they were.
their lyrics are intelligent, sensitive, thoughtful & sentimental, with a slight jagged edge, but in a polite way, and also very honest, almost confessional.
listening to their music, the hard work & dedication that has gone into it is evident, but also the devotion & sincerity.
dave g, was, i think, at some point, given a status of "rock god" - i also don't think this did him any good!
the songs: "stripped" is such an honest song!
"a question of lust" is a beautiful love song
"strange love" brutally honest!
"world in my eyes" - very down to earth, a clever twist!
"enjoy the silence" - the song that lured me back to dep mode, heard it played on hols in yugoslavia, sounded incredible & atmospheric. there's something about M Gore's harmonies, never heard a guy sing so angelically!
"behind the wheel" - a cheeky song, but great entertainment!
"never let me down again" has a very european sound, again, totally excellent.
the hits from devotion & ultra are also excellent,
D M are a band that, yes, have a distinct musical formula, but within their music there lies the multi-colours of moods, emotions, thoughts, ideas, like the changing tides, depth & integrity.
This collection really shows the differentiation and evolution of Depeche Mode. The amazingly addictive "Stripped" begins the set of classic DM songs and the appeal doesn't stop there. If you're like me, you'll find once you buy this collection, the CD will barely leave your CD player.
After buying this album, the most logical sequence of events would be to buy Violator. (arguably the band's most popular album) However, since about half the songs from that CD are in this collection (although they're slightly different versions of most of the songs), I'd reccomend either Songs of Faith and Devotion, or possibly Music For The Masses.
This is an amazing collection fans both old and new of Depeche Mode will certainly appreciate. In this album, you can really see what made the band so influential and unique. Honestly, what other band has had one of their songs covered by BOTH Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash? I rest my case. This album is definately worth taking a listen to.
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The above editorial review suggests that DM included the live version of "Everything Counts", which was originally released in 1983, to milk a cash cow, and even... Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Alexey Fyodorovich
I don't care what music you're into but you NEED this album! I'm more of a rockish fan but this album isn't just perfect for it's sound but its flawless lyrics. Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by Sera
As far as capturing the mood of the times, Depeche Mode had a perfect moment when they released "Violator. Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by Tim Brough
Thankfully, DM is a band who has continually evolved from their charmingly simple tinkly-bonk beginnings into creating a more sophisticated synthesiser oeuvre. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by Rich Latta
The 1st time I heard of Depeche Mode, I was young and living in Europe. My older cousin had People are People on a lp single. (Man, I feel old now. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004
Depeche Mode is not only a synthpop band. It's not only a band of the eighties. It's a classic band. One of the best bands that the history of music has seen. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003 by Ricardo
...and you liked it. So now what?
Well, as catchy and sexy as "Personal Jesus" is, it is not DM's best song ever. Read more
I have all Depeche Mode's studio albums and I have to say that they have made great songs and torturing songs. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by Juha Ylinen
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