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

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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

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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