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

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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


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