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

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like Roy Hodgson?

Ismael Klata, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:00 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

isn't it a Salt n Pepa album?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 21:04 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:22 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:26 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

curse of the four-letter H words.

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/l87jkd6juq0

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:35 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Gore poodle!!

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:39 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

yesssssssssssssssss

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:45 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:55 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink


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

http://youtu.be/vyrpRzdvp5U

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:05 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:18 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/u1xrNaTO1bI

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:38 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

"But Not Tonight" was my #1

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink


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

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:46 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/AZRGPg5laDU

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:49 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink


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

http://youtu.be/iEH4eqtK8SU

crüt, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:53 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink


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