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

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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