Hearts can never be POLLed -- ILM Artist Poll # 18 -- Depeche Mode RESULTS THREAD

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crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

30 ballots submitted! Good job everyone!

short top 5 albums countdown to come first

crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

5.

Some Great Reward (4 points / 3 votes)

Construction Time Again (4 points / 2 votes)

crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

4.

Songs of Faith and Devotion (6 points / 5 votes)

crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

3.

Music for the Masses (14 points / 7 votes)

crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

2.

Black Celebration (18 points / 9 votes)

crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

1.

Violator (31 points / 11 votes)

crüt, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well Dan can feel justified there with number two.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

*starts the tape*

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

That top albums list is pretty much exactly how I thought it was going to turn out!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it wasn't much of a contest. I maybe should have made it top 5 albums instead of top 3.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

and now the top 40 tracks results. ties are broken first by number of #1 votes, then by number of total votes.


40. "Here Is the House"
Black Celebration, 1986
105 points (6 votes)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yes, and the youtube link: http://youtu.be/dTw-l1pnads

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

YES!! I absolutely love this track. One of my big non-single highlights from Black Celebration. When this poll was announced, this was one of the first tracks that sprang to my mind immediately as an easy inclusion for my ballot. Really glad this track made it, although unsure whether it's 'too low' yet! There's loads of great songs to come.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink


39. "Sea of Sin"
World in My Eyes single, 1990
107 points (5 votes)

http://youtu.be/9QLTh0Yw3CI

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ a track I'd never heard before! it's great!

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink


38. "Precious"
Playing the Angel, 2005
107 points (6 votes)

http://youtu.be/5hPCzFUmeas

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

when can we post ballots?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

after the countdown is over (i.e. after #1 is posted)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote for 'Precious', but if we were allowed to vote for 30 or 40 tracks it definitely would have made it in there. A late-period gem.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Precious" made my top fifteen.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I realize Sea of Sin is a b-side, but I was sure it would place higher. I'm just glad it placed at all now!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink


37. "Sweetest Perfection"
Violator, 1990
113 points (4 votes)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


36. "Clean"
Violator, 1990
117 points (6 votes)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Sweetest Perfection": http://youtu.be/YN-5W41OA0A
"Clean": http://youtu.be/MAk8QvttHnk

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink


35. "Dreaming Of Me"
7" single, 1981
121 points (6 votes)

http://youtu.be/XQaXdzSjSIQ

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/mondosalvo/playlist/4PbZvk0EhUyQksRQZo978B

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've always loved the drum machine sound on 'Dreaming Of Me'... I know, of all things(!)

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink


34. "Photographic"
Some Bizzare Album compilation, 1981 (original version) / Speak & Spell, 1981
129 points (6 votes, 1 #1 vote)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was that your #1 crüt?

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some Bizzare version: http://youtu.be/61_E9zuwUU0
Speak & Spell version: http://youtu.be/W8woAY8bu_o

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost nope! it was on my ballot though. surprisingly near the bottom.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

the spelling of "Some Bizzare" still drives me up a wall.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink


33. "Love, In Itself"
Construction Time Again, 1983
129 points (7 votes, 1 #1 vote)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

video definitely worth watching: http://youtu.be/BwmgGI3KMIk

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Most pre-Construction DM is all a haze to me, but Dreaming of You and Photographic are pretty good. Glad I finally got the motivation to check them out.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Photographic' was my #10. This track and indeed most of the Speak & Spell album remind me of being very little. My dad had Speak & Spell on vinyl, and I have a vivid early memory of running around the living room with my little sister to this track as the record crackled away in the background(!). When I got into my early teens and started getting to the age that I was beginning to listen to music a little more deeply, I fell totally into love with its pure synthpop sound.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, 'Love, In Itself' placed. I find that more surprising than 'Sea Of Sin' placing for some reason. I definitely think 'Here Is The House', for one, is a superior song.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink


32. "Useless"
Ultra, 1997
144 points (7 votes)

http://youtu.be/_f0zHgs0GpI

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Love, In Itself" is great because it's one of those DM-just-discovered-samplers tracks

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never really been too keen on the album/single versions of 'Useless'. I absolutely adore that Kruder & Dorfmeister session version, though!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The little guitar section in "Love in Itself" always makes me smile.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plus one of my favorite lolsad lyrics: "consequently I've the tendency to be unhappy"

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink


31. "Somebody"
Some Great Reward, 1984
163 points (6 votes, 2 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/LgooMi4NYhY

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The little guitar section in "Love in Itself" always makes me smile.

― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, May 4, 2012 1:37 AM (23 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ah yeah, the little instrumental break... nice little snatch of piano in there as well!

I suppose 'Love, In Itself', like most of Construction Time Again does have an adventurous spirit to its production and this exciting sense of branching out and trying to move forward and do something different to what they'd done previously. It's down there as one of my least favourite '80s Depeche singles, though.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah yes, and there it is! The one that Martin Gore famously sang in the studio with his dick hanging out!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

crüt is OTM, love them just exploring that new Synclavier

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

The one that Martin Gore famously sang in the studio with his dick hanging out!

Come again? I've never heard that story!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, he supposedly recorded the vocals while completely naked. it'd be funnier if he had just sang it with his dick hanging out.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

sung*

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

The three big 'Depeche explores the sampler' tracks for me are 'Pipeline' (of course!), 'People Are People' and possibly 'Stripped', where they set up the microphones to sample fireworks on Bonfire Night.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

The one that Martin Gore famously sang in the studio with his dick hanging out!

Come again? I've never heard that story!

― Johnny Fever, Friday, May 4, 2012 1:47 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's one of those famous Depeche Mode stories. When Martin Gore did his vocal track for 'Somebody', he was apparently completely naked. I don't think the rest of the band were watching though, I remember hearing that he did his vocal well out of the way in another room.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

x-post yeah but the charm of "Love, In Itself" is that it's before they reached the more mature approach they took with those tracks, instead being rather "press this key for guitar doodle-oodles"

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do agree with crut, though, it'd be a hell of a lot more funnier if it had literally just been his dick hanging out.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

martin gore was a big influence on mystikal

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink


30. "People Are People"
single/People Are People/Some Great Reward, 1984
171 points (8 votes)

http://youtu.be/MzGnX-MbYE4

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

lmao dave gahan is such a trip in the "People Are People" video

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #13. I've always loved hearing stories about the recording of 'People Are People'. The way they achieved that MASSIVE sound, by sending different sounds to loud PA systems in different rooms of the studio. So loud that apparently the building was shaking! People can say what they like about the lyrics, the track has a hell of a fucking kick to it. I like to listen to this track LOUD.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

PaP was my numbah 10. <3

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink


29. "Fly on the Windscreen"
It's Called A Heart single, 1985 / Black Celebration ("Final"), 1986
172 points (9 votes)

http://youtu.be/emOeoIJg91o

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #11. Far too strong to have been a mere B-side, and thankfully the band thought the same. I think that's Daniel Miller doing the 'over and done with, over and done with' bits in the intro.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink


28. "The Things You Said"
Music for the Masses, 1987
173 points (8 votes)

http://youtu.be/yhBElJ5dNpE

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay can I just say a couple of things:

"Somebody" IS TOO FUCKING LOW, WHAT THE HELL
lol "Love, In Itself"! Honestly did not see that coming

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dan, being himself

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

also lol @ "Here Is The House" coming in at the bottom of the poll, considering it would have been the 21st song on my ballot ("The Things You Said" would have been 22)

so far I voted for:

"Sea of Sin"
"Precious"
"Somebody" (#1) (you fuckers)
"Fly on the Windscreen"

my biggest "wait, WAHT" is a tie between "Love, In Itself" (which I actually like a lot, I just think it's super goofy and not as good as many of their other songs) and "Sweetest Perfection" (which really is Violator's rough spot for me; I don't DISLIKE it but every other song on the album is just sooooooo much better)

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


27. "Black Celebration"
Black Celebration, 1986
178 points (8 votes)

http://youtu.be/27kUmbXezNg

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

last one for tonight. will post 25-11 tomorrow and 10-1 Saturday.


26. "A Question of Lust"
Black Celebration, 1986
183 points (9 votes)

http://youtu.be/vOtRZOlE0WM

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was one of the #1 votes for "Somebody," in deference to the number of mixtapes I put that song on in my teens and 20s. Still gets me.

"Love, in Itself" snuck into the lower reaches of my ballot (just above "A Question of Lust" actually). Always sounds like a Madonna song to me.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Photographic" was my number 20

Bee OK, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i already have six of mine that have appeared.

Bee OK, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Photographic" was my number 20

― Bee OK, Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:59 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

ditto!

some dude, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm happy with the songs from my ballot that have placed so far, and happy furthermore that I got Sea of Sin and Clean into the top 40.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 05:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

These images are so good!

Ismael Klata, Friday, 4 May 2012 06:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fucking hell, I've been really busy lately and didn't even realize this poll was happening. Maybe it's just as well since I would have driven myself crazy trying to rank DM songs (except for "Enjoy the Silence" at #1).

Great results so far ... nice to see that "Sea of Sin" made it. "Precious", "Dreaming of Me", and "The Things You Said" are all too low. The first two I can understand, but I thought ILM worships "Music for the Masses"? I mean, "Sweetest Perfection" made the top 40, are we going to see every "Violator" track on here??

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 4 May 2012 06:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Things You Said = way too low!

piscesx, Friday, 4 May 2012 07:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 the things you said but it ended up being pushed down out of my 20. it's an affecting track but when i was listening to everything all over again i just thought it was a bit less musically gripping than the rest.

re: sea of sin, interesting that on first listen it doesn't grab me any more than their recent material, doesn't seem to have the violator touch of magic. is it me? is my love of violator & other early dm due to a time and place that for me is lost and gone forever?

sadface btw if the rest of the poll is run out during uk bedtime.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 09:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good start to the list. Thought Precious might be a bit higher, still I'm glad it made it.

Here is the House, Fly on the Windscreen and A Question of Lust are the three tracks I voted for from Black Celebration.

Wonder if Violator will be this poll's Innervisions having all its tracks place.

Surprised at Useless placing, it gives me hope that my number one will place which is from the same album.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 4 May 2012 09:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Two more tracks from Ultra I'm really hoping will place.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 09:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Me too. People Are People is the only one of mine to place so far. I had to tweak my ballot to bump it right up near the top - couldn't get it out my head for days, and realised I had it way too low when I found myself bellowing it out loud while walking round the shops.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 4 May 2012 10:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mine that have placed so far and the ranking I gave them:

15 - Dreaming of Me
19 - Love, In Itself
17 - Somebody
10 - People are People

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 10:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Five of mine so far.
Useless - only for the K&D remix.
A Question of Lust - my favourite Martin Gore ballad - love "I need to drink more than you seem to think before I'm anyone's"
Photographic - my #4 - wonderfully harsh - on speaking terms with Warm Leatherette
Precious - the most persuasive of their 00s songs
Fly on the Windscreen - Squarely targeted at the depressive teenage me: "Death is everywhere"

Get wolves (DL), Friday, 4 May 2012 12:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would have voted for the Pouppée Fabrikk version of "Photographic":

http://youtu.be/_B8BOYjzEns

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha. Classic "scary" German industrial voice.

The Rex the Dog remixes are both very good.

Get wolves (DL), Friday, 4 May 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

sadface btw if the rest of the poll is run out during uk bedtime.

ooh, sorry! I'll try to start counting down 25-11 as soon as I get home from work, which will probably still be a little late for UK folx but not as late as last night. the top 10 will definitely roll out during UK afternoon/evening, though.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool, thanks. not that i might not be out anyway, if i manage to get a social life, but good to have the option.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait until "What's Your Name?" shows up.

P-R-E, double-T-Y!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay if "What's Your Name?" ends up on this list I'm gonna pitch one

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was kidding! There's no way in hell it will. Even I didn't vote for it and I like my Depeche Mode poppy and heavy on the Vince Clarke tip. That said, I do sort of love it.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

any love for Dangerous? loads better than Sea Of Sin if we're talking Violator B sides.

piscesx, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Dangerous but NO WAY is it better than either Sea of Sin or Happiest Girl

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

seven of my picks have already appeared. but my ballot was very unimaginative. i'm glad i didn't include "enjoy the silence" though. something about how the word "very" is pronounced in the chorus always rubbed me the wrong way.

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok I listened to all the Violator b-sides this morning and all the vocal ones sounded equally poor to my ears. Truly awful lyrics and seemingly just not much time spent on production, idk if given as much spit and polish as Enjoy the Silence was they'd have improved but basically they sounded like cheap 90s euro pop dance.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, why is there an annoying lag at the end of "enjoy the silence" before the segue into the much superior "policy of truth"?

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

that'd be "Interlude #2 – Crucified" – 1:52 (hidden song starting at 4:21)

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok I listened to all the Violator b-sides this morning and all the vocal ones sounded equally poor to my ears.

the problem is that you have defective ears

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks ledge! i've always wondered what that was.

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi the one after blue dress is Interlude #3. don't know what happened to Interlude #1...

xp i prefer the term 'differently abled'

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

(maybe they consider the remix coda of "Personal Jesus" to be Interlude #1?)

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Interlude #1 (Mission Impossible)' is the piece of music that appears after 'Pimpf' ends on Music For The Masses.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

And there is also an 'Interlude #4', which is the title of the piece of music in between 'Get Right With Me' and 'Rush' on Songs Of Faith And Devotion.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait until "What's Your Name?" shows up.

P-R-E, double-T-Y!

― wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, May 4, 2012 1:25 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I know various members of Depeche Mode consider this to be one of their worst songs, but I can think of Depeche Mode songs that I dislike more.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

any love for Dangerous? loads better than Sea Of Sin if we're talking Violator B sides.

― piscesx, Friday, May 4, 2012 3:05 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I like 'Dangerous' a lot, but I ended up not voting for it in the end. It was definitely a contender, though!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

something about how the word "very" is pronounced in the chorus always rubbed me the wrong way

???

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

like Roy Hodgson?

Ismael Klata, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

"very unnecessary" used to bother me on the grounds of awkward redundancy, but then I decided that in context it may be deliberate awkward redundancy, so I let it go.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

isn't it a Salt n Pepa album?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

'very unnecessary' not nearly as bad as 'pass undetectedly' from sweetest perfection.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i guess i have a problem with the phrasing in the chorus, so it's to do with the whole "very unnecessary" detail. seems a bit contrary to the flow of the song. it may be to do with Dave Gahan's voice which is quite hardened in tone, but when DM get verbose i always pick up on it in the intonation and notice the extra syllables.

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Isn't the bigger problem that is words are very unnecessary, then why does the song have lyrics? btw that song is a perfect treasure

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is impossible for me to sing along with it without looking/sounding like an ass tho

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like the lyrical idea in that song, but yeah it goes about saying it in quite a clunky way imo

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway, i am enjoying the poll. it's been quite the black celebration celebration so far and i voted for 3 of the songs that have appeared from that album.

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

DM can be quite a ponderous band, but that's one of their charms.

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like the lyrical idea in that song, but yeah it goes about saying it in quite a clunky way imo

it's no More than Words, for sure.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink


25. "It's No Good"
Ultra, 1997
194 points (7 votes, 1 #1 vote)

http://youtu.be/aieEZ950d1I

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

boy Gahan really perfected that smarmy face, didn't he

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks abbott for quick modding.


24. "Home"
Ultra, 1997
194 points (9 votes, 1 #1 vote)

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

curse of the four-letter H words.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/l87jkd6juq0

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I realized people liked Ultra this much

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gore poodle!!

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only songs I really like from Ultra are the singles.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do like "Useless" and "Home" a lot but I wouldn't have expected #1 votes for either

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink


23. "Lie To Me"
Some Great Reward, 1984
198 points (9 votes)

http://youtu.be/nop-6HIAHKI

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf did they do to alan's lower half in that picture?

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

yesssssssssssssssss

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know I have always been confused about "lay" v "lie" for getting on a bed verbs and that song is one of many that hasn't helped.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was the #1 vote for "Photographic." Prefer the Some Bizzarre version, natch. Deffo too low, fools.

I cannot tolerate songs like "Somebody" - sappy ballads sung by MLG = zzzz. (This does not include "The Things You Said" which is awesome and was on my ballot.)

Kent Burt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

this man does not sing this song

22. "Get the Balance Right!"
single, 1983/People Are People, 1984
198 points (10 votes)

http://youtu.be/XWK7QLvuI-I

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finally someone has the guts to say it, 28 years too late.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink


21. "See You"
single/A Broken Frame, 1982
207 points (11 votes)

http://youtu.be/C4kVQnZhHmg

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow Lie To Me. amazing. Some Great Reward is miles better than Black Celebration IMO. it's definitely *the turning point* as far as i'm concerned.
If You Want is proto-techno/house/ everything!

piscesx, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


20. "Waiting for the Night"
Violator, 1990
233 points (11 votes)

http://youtu.be/vyrpRzdvp5U

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

well once again i forgot to vote in a poll i care about because i am a jerk

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ jjj, now, alwaysss, forever (forever) (forever) (forever) (forever) (forever)

yes I know it's the wrong band, I just wanted to say that

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink


19. "Master and Servant"
Some Great Reward, 1984
239 points (12 votes)

http://youtu.be/IsvfofcIE1Q

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry jjjusten, I should have made a mod request earlier.

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha well spotted, thats exactly where i figured this out

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink


18. "A Question of Time"
Black Celebration, 1986
248 points (12 votes)

http://youtu.be/9pt7EWFF_T8

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink


17. "I Feel You"
Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993
251 points (11 votes)

http://youtu.be/iTKJ_itifQg

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink


16. "But Not Tonight"
Stripped single/Black Celebration (US), 1986
256 points (10 votes, 2 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/0JIl8mHx4iY

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

the next two both had the same number of points and votes and no #1 votes, so the tie was broken based on the ranking of the highest vote.


15. "Personal Jesus"
single, 1989/Violator, 1990
285 votes (13 points, highest ranking = #4)

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/u1xrNaTO1bI

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, higher than I expected for Personal Jesus (wasn't actually sure it would even be here at all).

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

But Not Tonight: a song that rose tons in my estimation in recent years. It's an anthem that's ambiguous about that.

Euler, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"But Not Tonight" was my #1

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink


14. "Blasphemous Rumours"
Some Great Reward, 1984
285 votes (13 points, highest ranking = #3)

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"But Not Tonight" was going to be my #1 but then it ended up being my #2.

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Conversely, that's lower than I expected for Blasphemous Rumours! ilx be trippin.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/AZRGPg5laDU

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I own that spring '93 Details magazine, remarkable for editor in chief William Shaw writing a story in which he accepts Dave Gahan's word that he's "changed" when Gahan had hit his nadir.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink


13. "Halo"
Violator, 1990
291 points (11 votes, 1 #1 vote)

http://youtu.be/iEH4eqtK8SU

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Halo has always seemed like one of the minor tracks on Violator to me, but Violator is so good that even its minor tracks are better than a lot of the rest of DM's catalogue.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink


12. "Behind the Wheel"
Music for the Masses, 1987
291 points (11 votes, 2 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/6FrOpHPC-XM

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

(this was my very emphatically voted-for #1, btw)

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Halo has always seemed like one of the minor tracks on Violator to me, but Violator is so good that even its minor tracks are better than a lot of the rest of DM's catalogue.

Disagree -- they're masters of their game on this track. Rarely have their histrionics been used to such moving affect. Beautiful strings!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everything about Behind the Wheel is perfect imo. It builds through the first verse, picks up steam in the second with the addition of the snare, and so on and so forth.

"I'm going cheap."

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

last one for tonight:


11. "New Life"
single/Speak & Spell, 1981
328 points (15 votes)

http://youtu.be/ZFnEhwmpjXI

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spotify reminder: http://open.spotify.com/user/mondosalvo/playlist/4PbZvk0EhUyQksRQZo978B

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

11. (328 points / 15 votes): New Life
12. (291 points / 11 votes): Behind the Wheel
13. (291 points / 11 votes): Halo
14. (285 points / 13 votes): Blasphemous Rumours
15. (285 points / 13 votes): Personal Jesus
16. (256 points / 10 votes): But Not Tonight
17. (251 points / 11 votes): I Feel You
18. (248 points / 12 votes): A Question of Time
19. (239 points / 12 votes): Master and Servant
20. (233 points / 11 votes): Waiting for the Night
21. (207 points / 11 votes): See You
22. (198 points / 10 votes): Get the Balance Right!
23. (198 points / 9 votes): Lie To Me
24. (194 points / 9 votes): Home
25. (194 points / 7 votes): It's No Good
26. (183 points / 9 votes): A Question of Lust
27. (178 points / 8 votes): Black Celebration
28. (173 points / 8 votes): The Things You Said
29. (172 points / 9 votes): Fly on the Windscreen
30. (171 points / 8 votes): People Are People
31. (163 points / 6 votes): Somebody
32. (144 points / 7 votes): Useless
33. (129 points / 7 votes): Love, In Itself
34. (129 points / 6 votes): Photographic
35. (121 points / 6 votes): Dreaming of Me
36. (117 points / 6 votes): Clean
37. (113 points / 4 votes): Sweetest Perfection
38. (107 points / 6 voteS): Precious
39. (107 points / 5 votes): Sea of Sin
40. (105 points / 6 votes): Here Is the House

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

guessing my vote for Moonlight Sonata was wasted

Euler, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Behind the Wheel and Blasphemous Rumours were the two songs that i realised through doing this that i like much less than i thought i did

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

SHOCKING SPOILER: Moonlight Sonata is NOT in the top 10!!!!

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, higher than I expected for Personal Jesus (wasn't actually sure it would even be here at all).

― Johnny Fever, Friday, May 4, 2012 8:39 PM (48 minutes ago) Bookmark

lol wut

some dude, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

not really a fan but Enjoy the Silence should take this. Perfect song all the way.

President Keyes, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"But Not Tonight" was my #1

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, May 4, 2012 8:45 PM (49 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

High five Alf!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blasphemous Rumors to low!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #1 probably won't make it. I'm disappointed.

silverfish, Saturday, 5 May 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm so far 12/20 with my number one "Halo" already showing up.

i might end up getting around 17 in the Top 40.

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have 3, maybe 4 songs that will be in the top 10

gonna roll my eyes at you guys so hard if you voted Enjoy the Silence #1, it's not even the best Violator single ("Policy of Truth", which still missed my ballot)

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Saturday, 5 May 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

my top four have already placed, i could be crazy but i think my #5 has a shot at beating 'enjoy the silence' for #1, hoping ilx doesn't let me down again.

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ i hope that is the case :)

charlie h, Saturday, 5 May 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enjoy the Silence was my no 5 i think.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 5 May 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enjoy the Silence was my no 5 i think.

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only four of my twenty have placed so far, looks like I'm way off consensus on this one. And you might've picked a more appealing image for I Feel You - the girl in the video was very important to me once upon a time.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glad to see I Feel You, I ended up placing that much higher than I thought I would once I'd relistened to it.

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

My first reaction on seeing these results is "OMG 'SEE YOU' IS ON SINGSTAR?!?!"

Touché Gödel (ledge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 08:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait until "What's Your Name?" shows up.

P-R-E, double-T-Y!

― wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, May 4, 2012 1:25 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I know various members of Depeche Mode consider this to be one of their worst songs, but I can think of Depeche Mode songs that I dislike more.

It's not even close to being their worst song, even among singles, "It's Called a Heart", "It's Only When I Lose Myself" and maybe "See You" (sorry to the eleven people who voted for it) are worse.

24. (194 points / 9 votes): Home
25. (194 points / 7 votes): It's No Good

Pleasantly surprised here ... it's not that Ultra isn't great, but that I don't think there's much consensus on what the best songs are (a big disadvantage in polls).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 5 May 2012 08:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do love It's No Good, even if I was influenced a bit by Alfred's takedown on the voting thread. The video is something else though - loads of laughs (including said smarmy face). Sometimes I'd say it's my favourite clip ever, but there're a lot of other Depeche clips pushing it hard.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 10:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I love But Not Tonight so much - should have been top 10.

Get wolves (DL), Saturday, 5 May 2012 11:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

And you might've picked a more appealing image for I Feel You - the girl in the video was very important to me once upon a time.

― Ismael Klata, Saturday, May 5, 2012 3:11 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

haha otm. i also forgot how ridiculous Gahan is in this video, it almost seems like he's doing a deliberate Bono parody.

some dude, Saturday, 5 May 2012 11:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm so far 12/20

Me too. And I expect at least 5 of the remaining ones to show in the top 10. (Though I am a little amazed that all of the big Some Great Reward singles have already placed. Just my age, I guess, but those are so foundational to my idea of Depeche Mode.)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 5 May 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm 8/20. "I Feel You" is so bad-ass.

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Saturday, 5 May 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

right. let's do this!


10. "Walking In My Shoes"
Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993
333 points (13 votes, 2 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/GrC_yuzO-Ss

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

My no.1

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

So happy to see Home make it. I gave it my number one vote. As I said in the other thread, the combination of those beautiful strings and the incredible vocal gets me everytime. Really happy to see Lie to me place so high too, great song.

See You is the only song in the list so far that I really just don't like at all. I've always hated how lazy the chorus sounds, it's the same problem I have with The Meaning of Love.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Walking In My Shoes is a classic piece of songwriting, terrific to bellow out passionately. I really like the long ebowed coda too. It reminds me of another tune from the era, Suede's 'Europe Is Our Playground', which ends on a similar guitar figure. Any other songs like this, structurally?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink


9. "Just Can't Get Enough"
Speak & Spell, 1981
342 points (13 votes)

http://youtu.be/_6FBfAQ-NDE

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

(too low?)

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, and there was 1 #1 vote for Just Can't Get Enough.

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

ehh it's a nice enough pop ditty

Touché Gödel (ledge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably not (ask me again when i see what's to come) though i am surprised at zero #1 votes, it is a perfect little thing. clarke did better things later but (despite many attempts) he never quite managed another bauble that equaled this one.

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

XPOST

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

early 80s a bad time for chins in the uk

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Walking in My Shoes" in my top ten.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink


8. "Strangelove"
single/Music for the Masses, 1987
378 votes (17 votes)

http://youtu.be/JIrm0dHbCDU

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Strangelove" is probably the best DM music video.

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Strangelove" is also totally badass, it's one of my new favorite songs to sing

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

that song seemed so brazen in 87

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

another great video:


7. "Stripped"
Black Celebration, 1986
389 points (16 votes, 1 #1 vote)

http://youtu.be/qU8UfYdKHvs

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

you have to make this life livable

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

girls thought they were being "pervy" by singing the lyrics.

This period had no trouble crossing over to Miami radio stations because deejays knew how fabulous Company B sounded next to "Strangelove."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Breathing In Fumes" was the first Depeche Mode song I heard that wasn't on Some Great Reward; when I got 101 I recognized its elements in "Stripped" immediately and that's been one of my favorite DM songs ever since. It was #2 on my ballot.

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd've'd Strangelove really high if I'd given it a few more days - terrific vocal.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

This period had no trouble crossing over to Miami radio stations because deejays knew how fabulous Company B sounded next to "Strangelove."

whoa ultimate radio station

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously that swankass sleazy hook (probably the closest depeche mode come to jam-lewis right?), the casual kinkiness of the lyrics, that vague air of doom. i was 13 when 'strangelove' hit (and it hit BIG on mtv) and it felt mysteriously dirty and vulgar in a way that unnerved me; i listened to ALOT of 2 live crew and as vulgar as they were they also basically allowed me to think that at 13 via playground scuttlebutt, 80s teen comedies, and stolen playboys and penthouses i had a fairly good grip so to speak on sex. 'strangelove' hinted that i didn't know ANYTHING.

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have this very deep desire for a Señor Coconut-tyle album of DM covers, esp. Strangelove, which I think would sound fabulous on a marimba.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

strangelove is really about relationships, not sex

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok bono

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, I guess that came out wrong. there's definitely sex there, written purposefully in away so that the song can be interpreted in a sexual way, but it's really about being mean to a loved one and awaiting the pain that will be returned

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

opinions4u

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink


6. "World In My Eyes"
Violator, 1990
400 points (16 votes)

http://youtu.be/nhZdL4JlnxI

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah there's a sweetness and, um, emotional depth there that's not present in something like say 'sex dwarf' (waiting to have someone correct me by telling me that 'sex dwarf' despite its title has basically the same theme as 'the living years'). no way i was hearing that in 1987.

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yay my fave violator single though nay half the top six composed of violator singles

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

'World in My Eyes' kind of sneaks up on you with how good it is.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Often, the first track on an album loses its appeal just because you hear it so many time. Not in this case.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

my #1

Touché Gödel (ledge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's great.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, sorry, 1 #1 vote for World In My Eyes.

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


5. "Policy of Truth"
Violator, 1990
436 points (17 votes, 1 #1 vote)

http://youtu.be/M2VBmHOYpV8

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


4. "Everything Counts"
Construction Time Again, 1983
583 points (22 votes, 1 #1 vote)

http://youtu.be/1t-gK-9EIq4

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

not a fan

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Everything Counts" might be the most consistently overrated DM single, although that doesn't mean it still isn't great.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know what two of the top three will be, but blanking on the third.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

perhaps this will jog your memory.


3. "Shake the Disease"
single, 1985
591 points (21 votes, 3 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/r_0sL_SQYvw

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw yes, the 3-for-1 sale on hair bleach era.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ otm

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shake The Disease was my number one. I'm relieved to see it there, I was begining to think nobody else liked it.

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't argue with the top two.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Policy of Truth" was my #1.

Euler, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moffe growing vpon the skull of a Gahan

2. "Enjoy the Silence"
Violator, 1990
623 points (23 votes, 3 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/diT3FvDHMyo

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

woah

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's fantastic that "Pimpf" is going to place so high, btw.

Euler, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

If my #1 is the poll's #1 then my mind is going to be blown!

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

'enjoy the silence' is pretty obv great though, such a great summer song

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink


1. "Never Let Me Down Again"
Music for the Masses, 1987
741 points (26 votes, 3 #1 votes)

http://youtu.be/snILjFUkk_A

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol crut

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ballot:

1. Shake the Disease
2. But Not Tonight
3. Everything Counts
4. And Then...
5. Strangelove
6. Shout!
7. New Life
8. Leave In Silence
9. Fly on the Windscreen
10. Ice Machine
11. See You
12. Stories Of Old
13. Get the Balance Right!
14. Dreaming of Me
15. I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
16. Now, This Is Fun
17. People Are People
18. Master and Servant
19. Photographic
20. Love, In Itself

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

mine!

1. it's no good
2. halo
3. a question of time
4. precious
5. never let me down again
6. dreaming of me
7. behind the wheel
8. world in my eyes
9. master and servant
10. love, in itself
11. blasphemous rumours
12. new life
13. strange love
14. the sinner in me (villalobos remix)
15. enjoy the silence
16. shake the disease
17. but not tonight
18. the meaning of love
19. ice machine
20. things you said

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have 'shake the disease' way too low there

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Behind the Wheel - 40
Stripped - 36
Sea of Sin - 33
Everything Counts - 30
John the Revelator - 28
Enjoy the Silence - 26
A Question of Lust - 25
Blasphemous Rumours - 24
The Things You Said - 23
Martyr - 22
Kingdom (Dave Gahan) - 21
Shake the Disease - 20
Lie to Me - 19
Clean - 18
Suffer Well - 17
Never Let Me Down Again - 16
World in My Eyes - 15
I Cast a Lonesome Shadow (Martin L. Gore) - 14
And Then... - 13
Get the Balance Right! - 12

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

shoutout to kroq for deepening my love for these jabronis, anton corbijn to knowing how to shoot some fineass women, martin gore for the tasty licks

balls, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Walking In My Shoes
2. Barrel of a Gun
3. I Feel You
4. People Are People
5. Satellite
6. Policy of Truth
7. World In My Eyes
8. Enjoy the Silence
9. It's No Good
10. Agent Orange

11. John the Revelator
12. Fragile Tension
13. Shine
14. Stjarna
15. Ice Machine

16. Strangelove
17. Never Let Me Down Again
18. Personal Jesus
19. Nothing to Fear
20. One Caress

Albums: 1. Music for the Masses; 2. Exciter; 3. Songs of Faith and Devotion

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hooray! I'm glad John the Revelator got at least one other vote.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Policy of Truth
Never Let Me Down Again
Barrel Of A Gun
Clean
Sonata No. 14 In C#m ''Moonlight Sonata''
Somebody
Blasphemous Rumours
Just Can't Get Enough
Personal Jesus
Pimpf
Route 66
The Sun And The Rainfall
Waiting For The Night
Stjarna
Agent Orange
Blue Dress
But Not Tonight
Memphisto
It Doesn't Matter Two
Walking In My Shoes

albums

Violator
Music for the Masses
Ultra

Euler, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ballot:

Somebody
Stripped
Never Let Me Down Again
Lie To Me
Shame
I Feel You
In Chains
Happiest Girl
I Want It All

Waiting For The Night
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Sea of Sin
Shake the Disease
Freelove
The Darkest Star
Hole to Feed

Fly On The Windscreen
Strangelove
Precious
A Question of Time

Albums:

Black Celebration
Playing the Angel
Construction Time Again

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously that swankass sleazy hook (probably the closest depeche mode come to jam-lewis right?

my god balls you're right

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ballot:

1. But Not Tonight
2. Shake The Disease
3. Enjoy The Silence
4. Halo
5. A Question of Lust
6. Never Let Me Down Again
7. The Things You Said
8. Strangelove
9. Walking in My Shoes
10. Precious
11. Just Can't Get Enough
12. Dreaming of Me
13. New Life
14. Death's Door
15. Master and Servant
16. World in My Eyes
17. Mercy in You
18. Route 66
19. Policy of Truth
20. Personal Jesus

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

As essentially a greatest-hits list, my top 19 all made the poll.

Somebody
Master and Servant
Blasphemous Rumors
Personal Jesus
Just Can't Get Enough
But Not Tonight
Everything Counts
Never Let Me Down Again
Enjoy the Silence
See You
People Are People
Shake the Disease
Stripped
New Life
Policy of Truth
Black Celebration
Love, In Itself
A Question of Lust
I Feel You
Flexible

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

how much airplay did "But Not Tonight" get in '86? To me it sounds like the crucial link between the sound they're abandoning and what awaited them in the MFTM period.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mine:

1 Shake The Disease
2 Useless
3 Dream On
4 New Life
5 I Feel You
6 Personal Jesus
7 Everything Counts
8 Enjoy The Silence
9 Just Can't Get Enough
10 Walking In My Shoes
11 Never Let Me Down Again
12 Sea Of Sin
13 Stripped
14 Freelove
15 Shine
16 The Sinner In Me
17 Only When I Lose Myself
18 Lie To Me
19 See You
20 Get The Balance Right

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait, awkward lyrics have been mentioned thus far but not "as long as he remembers who's wearing the trousers"?

I wish I had got around to voting in this though.

I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

World in My Eyes
Blue Dress
Waiting For the Night
Shake the Disease
It Doesn't Matter
Here Is the House
Home
Sweetest Perfection
Never Let Me Down Again
Enjoy the Silence
Clean
But Not Tonight
Rush
Insight
See You
Somebody
Stripped
A Question of Time
Blasphemous Rumours
Policy of Truth

Most disappointed in Insight not placing - I guess it was a long shot. Ok the 'spirit of love' chorus is kinda balls but vocally it's one of their best imo. A Gahan/Gore duet (after the first verse), on headphones it's just immense, especially the moment at 2:25 when Gore appears up close and personal in the right channel.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would have voted:

Fly On The Windscreen
I Want You Now
Here Is The House
In Your Room
Halo
To Have And To Hold
Stripped
Black Celebration
Behind The Wheel
It Doesn't Matter Two
A Question Of Lust
Policy Of Truth
Somebody
Happiest Girl
The Things You Said
World In My Eyes
Little 15
Condemnation
Blasphemous Rumours
Everything Counts

Wouldn't have made any difference, I suspect.

I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although I seem to recall Counterfit (and Counterfit ^2?) votes were allowed which would have changed that as well.

I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just for yucks here's the ballot breakdown by album. RIP Blue Dress ;_;

(Dreaming of Me)

New Life
I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Puppets
Boys Say Go
Nodisco
What's Your Name?
Photographic
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Big Muff
Any Second Now (Voices)
Just Can't Get Enough

Leave in Silence
My Secret Garden
Monument
Nothing to Fear
See You
Satellite
The Meaning of Love
A Photograph of You
Shouldn't Have Done That
The Sun & the Rainfall

(Get the Balance Right!)

Love, in Itself
More Than a Party
Pipeline
Everything Counts
Two Minute Warning
Shame
The Landscape Is Changing
Told You So
And Then...

Something to Do
Lie to Me
People Are People
It Doesn't Matter
Stories of Old
Somebody
Master and Servant
If You Want
Blasphemous Rumours

(Shake the Disease)

Black Celebration
Fly on the Windscreen - Final
A Question of Lust
Sometimes
It Doesn't Matter Two
A Question of Time
Stripped
Here Is the House
World Full of Nothing
Dressed in Black
New Dress
Breathing in Fumes
But Not Tonight (Extended Remix)
Black Day

Never Let Me Down Again
The Things You Said
Strangelove
Sacred
Little 15
Behind the Wheel
I Want You Now
To Have and to Hold
Nothing
Pimpf

World in My Eyes
Sweetest Perfection
Personal Jesus
Halo
Waiting for the Night
Enjoy the Silence
Policy of Truth
Blue Dress
Clean

(Sea of Sin)

I Feel You
Walking in My Shoes
Condemnation
Mercy in You
Judas
In Your Room
Get Right with Me
Rush
One Caress
Higher Love

Barrel of a Gun
The Love Thieves
Home
It's No Good
Uselink
Useless
Sister of Night
Jazz Thieves
Freestate
The Bottom Line
Insight

(Exciter - nada)

A Pain That I'm Used To
John the Revelator
Suffer Well
The Sinner in Me
Precious
Macro
I Want It All
Nothing's Impossible
Introspectre
Damaged People
Lilian
The Darkest Star

(Sounds of the Universe - nada)

Touché Gödel (ledge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rush & In Your Room >>>>>> It's No Good & Useless.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, ALL of my songs made it except for one that i knew wasn't going to anyway. very nice poll.

charlie h, Sunday, 6 May 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ballot, which was assembled haphazardly over the course of lots of random listening on Spotify having been only familiar with DM as a singles act:

Enjoy The Silence
Policy of Truth
Just Can't Get Enough
Insight
Martyr

Everything Counts
But Not Tonight
I Feel You
Strangelove
In Chains
Suffer Well

Never Let Me Down Again
Walking In My Shoes
New Life
Blue Dress
Useless
Lie To Me
I Want You Now
Blasphemous Rumours
Photographic

some dude, Sunday, 6 May 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ballot

1. To Have and to Hold
2. Sweetest Perfection
3. Never Let Me Down Again
4. Stripped
5. Barrel of a Gun
6. Master and Servant
7. Shake the Disease
8. World in My Eyes
9. Personal Jesus
10. Enjoy the Silence
11. Sea of Sin
12. Get the Balance Right
13. A Question of Time
14. Black Celebration
15. Happiest Girl
16. Behind the Wheel
17. Home
18. I Feel Loved
19. Rush
20. Pimpf

honestly thought To Have and To Hold was more liked, such an amazing song

silverfish, Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

can I just say, NB&S your ballot is amazing

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, am i the only person who voted for Nothing? i think my only other pick that didn't place was Meaning of Love. for shame.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

silverfish your ballot is also amazing

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Me:

01. Photographic
02. Never Let Me Down Again
03. Black Celebration
04. Everything Counts
05. Behind The Wheel
06. Strangelove
07. New Life
08. Dreaming of Me
09. Boys Say Go!
10. Just Can't Get Enough
11. Puppets
12. Stripped
13. Fly On The Windscreen
14. Get The Balance Right!
15. The Things You Said
16. Blasphemous Rumours
17. Master and Servant
18. Something to Do
19. Shake The Disease
20. Enjoy The Silence

01. Speak & Spell 02. Music For The Masses 03. Black Celebration

Thanks for your efforts, crüt!

Kent Burt, Sunday, 6 May 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was mine:

1 But Not Tonight
2 Just Can't Get Enough
3 Everything Counts
4 Never Let Me Down Again
5 Enjoy the Silence
6 Policy of Truth
7 Blasphemous Rumors
8 Question of Time
9 World in My Eyes
10 People are People
11 Strangelove
12 See You
13 Personal Jesus
14 Shake the Disease
15 Dreaming of Me
16 The Meaning of Love
17 Somebody
18 New Life
19 Love, in Itself
20 Master and Servant

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

can I just say, NB&S your ballot is amazing

In a good way, I hope

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, am i the only person who voted for Nothing? i think my only other pick that didn't place was Meaning of Love. for shame.

― Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, May 5, 2012 7:42 PM

It was my #1 vote!

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know enough about DM to have voted, but just wanted to say thanks for running this poll, Crüt.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ yes

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks from me too. This list will give me a good starting point to delve into DM.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Curt1s. My ballot, more or less (i.e. from memory):

1. Love, In Itself
2. See You (Extended Version)
3. Big Muff
4. Now, This Is Fun (Extended Version)
5. New Life
6. I Feel You
7. Personal Jesus
8. Everything Counts
9. Wrong
10. Just Can't Get Enough

Jeff W, Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

GOD, IS MY FINGER NOT ON THE PULSE...

1. Stripped (#7)
2. Policy Of Truth (#5)
3. Never Let Me Down Again (#1)
4. Everything Counts (#4)
5. Shake The Disease (#3)
6. One Caress (did not place)
7. Rush (did not place)
8. Judas (did not place)
9. Surrender (did not place)
10. Photographic (#34)
11. Fly On The Windscreen - Final (#29)
12. Here Is The House (#40)
13. People Are People (#30)
14. Sacred (did not place)
15. Condemnation (did not place)
16. The Sun & The Rainfall (did not place)
17. Two Minute Warning (did not place)
18. Something To Do (did not place)
19. Puppets (did not place)
20. Goodnight Lovers (did not place)

There are songs that I didn't vote for that I look at on the results and I think 'yeah, I can definitely understand why it's in there, and I probably would have voted for it myself if I'd had the space'.

'Love, In Itself', 'Useless', 'Lie To Me', 'Get The Balance Right!' and 'But Not Tonight' = not worthy of a placing in a Top 40 Depeche tracks list, IMO.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

One Caress should've been there I reckon

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not only did I think "Enjoy" would sweep it, but "In Your Room" didn't even place? Maybe because it was a single (and one I love), I assumed it was a lock. Interesting results!

Yeah, One Caress barely missed my ballot.

Vinnie, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Love, In Itself', 'Useless', 'Lie To Me', 'Get The Balance Right!' and 'But Not Tonight' = not worthy of a placing in a Top 40 Depeche tracks list, IMO.

ok this is crazy

crüt, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for running the poll, crüt - didn't end up submitting a ballot as I only really know the early singles and MftM, but very happy "Shake The Disease" placed as high as it did.

etc, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks crüt

My ballot:

1. Walking in My Shoes
2. Enjoy the Silence
3. Stripped
4. Photographic (Some Bizzare Version)
5. Halo
6. But Not Tonight
7. Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix)
8. World in My Eyes
9. A Question of Lust
10. A Question of Time
11. Fly on the Windscreen (Final)
12. Something to Do
13. One Caress
14. Everything Counts
15. Behind the Wheel
16. Master and Servant
17. Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session)
18. Rush (Spiritual Guidance Mix)
19. Waiting for the Night
20. Precious

Disappointed not to see my favourite SGW track, Something to Do: smalltown blues by way of boshing EBM. Also surprised by absence of Nothing, which would have been my #21 on a

Listening to Construction Time Again as I type this - fantastically inventive sounds and arrangements but boy those lyrics are even worse than I remembered. So odd, DM's political awareness - lasted for just one year. It didn't suit them.

Get wolves (DL), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"New Dress" is political, also somewhat gauche.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

ps thx crut!

Touché Gödel (ledge), Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks EVERYONE!!

crüt, Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

good poll crüt; y'all

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink


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