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Depeche Mode

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Musicians

The Resume

    (1979- )
    Martin Gore - guitars/keyboards/vocals (1979- )
    Andy Fletcher - keyboards/guitars/vocals (1979- )
    Vince Clarke - keyboards/percussion (1979-82)
    David Gahan - vocals (1979- )
    Alan Wilder - keyboard/percussion (1981-95)
    Released 'Dreaming of Me (1981),' 'Speak & Spell (1981),' 'The Meaning of Love (1982),' 'A Broken Frame (1982),' 'See You (1982),' 'Love In Itself (1983),' 'Construction Time Again (1983),' 'Some Great Reward (1984),' 'People Are People (1984),' 'Get the Balance Right (1984),' 'Shake the Disease (1985),' 'It's Called A Heart (1985),' 'A Question of Lust (1986),' 'Stripped (1986),' 'Strangelove (1987),' 'Never Let Me Down Again (1987),' 'Music For the Masses (1987),' 'Little 15 (1987),' 'Behind the Wheel (1987),' '101 (1989),' 'World In My Eyes (1990),' 'Violator (1990),' 'Enjoy the Silence (1990),' 'Policy of Truth (1990),' 'Personal Jesus (1990),' 'The Singles Box - Vol. 1 (1991),' 'The Singles Box - Vol. 2 (1991),' 'The Singles Box - Vol. 3 (1991),' 'New Life (1992),' 'Walking In My Shoes (1993),' 'Condemnation (1993),' 'Songs of Faith and Devotion (1994),' 'Home (1997),' 'Ultra (1997),' 'It's No Good (1997),' 'People Are People (1997),' 'The Singles 81>85 (1998),' 'Master and Servant (1998),' 'Only When I Lose Myself Pt. 2 (1998),' 'Blasphemous Rumors (1998),' 'Barrel of a Gun (1998),' 'The Singles 86>98 (1998),' 'Home (2000)' and 'Exciter (2001)'

Why they might be annoying:

    David nearly OD'd and attempted suicide in 1995.
    They released a lot of material making it hard for fans to keep up with their catalog.
    They annoyed many people by being so different from the norm.
    What kind of mode is depeche?
    There name is from a French magazine. Depeche Mode means 'Fast Fashion.'

Why they might not be annoying:

    They've lasted well over 20 years.
    Although being compared to The Cure, their music was never depressing or slow moving, but relied more on what would become electronic beats.
    Their song 'Personal Jesus' was covered brilliantly by Johnny Cash.
    They've influenced a generation of bands who dared to be alternative, Goth, or feature a drum machine instead of a drummer.
    Instead of seeking a replacement for Alan, they decided to continue as a three-piece.

Credit: His Name is Robert


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 132 Votes: 47.73% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 31 Votes: 41.94% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 94 Votes: 51.06% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 88 Votes: 47.73% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 19 Votes: 26.32% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 117 Votes: 47.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 67 Votes: 38.81% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 114 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 525 Votes: 48.95% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 154 Votes: 44.81% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 85 Votes: 36.47% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 117 Votes: 37.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 179 Votes: 45.81% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 371 Votes: 41.78% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1388 Votes: 42.22% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 705 Votes: 41.13% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 291 Votes: 44.67% Annoying