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Thursday, January 20 2011

The Stigma of Synth: My Secret Life with Depeche Mode

With no girls to flirt with or ask out, how was an all-male prep school boy going to step outside the shadow of his favorite leather-bearing, lipstick-wearing band and establish his heterosexuality? Easy. Take his fandom into the closet and deny, deny, deny.

Friday, December 22 2006

Best Reissues of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 20 reissues of 2006. Stay tuned tomorrow and Thursday for ongoing genre top 10s with our coverage culminating in the year's best musical events on Friday.

Wednesday, November 8 2006

A Sleek, Sporty European Roadster: Reconsidering Depeche Mode

Throughout the 1980s, Depeche Mode built a consistent, hugely-influential body of work. And then they very nearly parodied it. These three luxury reissues tell that story in thrilling fashion.


Monday, March 25 2013

Depeche Mode: Delta Machine

The latest from Depeche Mode is another weighty slab of electro-blues laments dealing with lust and guilt. Doesn't mean it's not a riveting listen.

Sunday, July 1 2012

Soulsavers: The Light the Dead See

With their latest album, the Soulsavers continue ruminating on their singular theme — that the path of redemption winds through perdition, and no one knows the value of salvation more than the damned.

Thursday, June 9 2011

Depeche Mode: Remixes 2 81-11

Three discs, 17 remixes, and more DJs than could fit in a clown car. Yet unmistakably Depeche Mode.

Tuesday, January 4 2011

Depeche Mode: Tour of the Universe - Barcelona 20/21:11:09

Depeche Mode's latest live document shows the synth-driven trio once again proving its capabilities in a live context.

Sunday, May 31 2009

Depeche Mode: The Dark Progression Unauthorized

A reverent and academic investigation of the band’s music, their rise to fame, and their lasting influence on the music world.


Thursday, November 8 2012

Five Songs That Would Make Great Bond Themes

With Skyfall hitting theaters in the United States tomorrow, Sound Affects spotlights five songs that in an ideal world would've played over the opening titles to the adventures of Britain's premier spy.

Tuesday, May 24 2011

Download Depeche Mode - "Master and Servant (RSS Mix)" (MP3)

On June 7, Depeche Mode will release Remixes 2: 81-11, a sequel to Remixes 81-04 with new mixes by former Depeche members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder.

Wednesday, May 11 2011

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Honors Joy Division

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan's dealings with drug addiction have been well-documented. Last week, though, Gahan, who has been clean for over a decade, was

Saturday, January 30 2010

Your Guide to the 2010 Grammy Nominees for Best Music Video

It won't be long until the music industry hands out honors at the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony. Sure, much of the annual hubbub surrounds the

Monday, December 14 2009

Slipped Disc: Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe

Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.

Depeche Mode - "Master and Servant" (Sound Affects) [20.Nov.09]
Depeche Mode - "Wrong" (video) (Mixed Media) [2.Mar.09]
Depeche Mode - "Wrong" live (video) (Mixed Media) [23.Feb.09]


Friday, April 26 2013

For ‘Delta Machine', Depeche Mode Lets Its Music Speak Volumes in Venues Big and Small

AUSTIN, Texas — From the outside, the scene looked like just another Depeche Mode gig, with a crush of stylishly attired music fans gathered on a

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