Friday, January 21 2011
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.
Saturday, December 23 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
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.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
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.
Monday, July 2 2012
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.
Friday, June 10 2011
Three discs, 17 remixes, and more DJs than could fit in a clown car. Yet unmistakably Depeche Mode.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
Depeche Mode's latest live document shows the synth-driven trio once again proving its capabilities in a live context.
Monday, June 1 2009
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
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
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 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…
Sunday, January 31 2010
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
Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.
Friday, April 26 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — From the outside, the scene looked like just another Depeche Mode gig, with a crush of stylishly attired music fans gathered on…