Depeche Mode

So.... If 'The Singles 86-93' existed, would all judge that as a better album than 'The Singles 81-85' as we generally seem to prefer that era?

Or, as in my take that I prefer the albums from 86-93 over 81-85 BUT The Singles 81-85 would still be my preferred compilation as I prefer that era singles?
 
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So.... If 'The Singles 86-93' existed, would all judge that as a better album than 'The Singles 81-85' as we generally that era?

Or, as in my take that I prefer the albums from 86-93 over 81-85 BUT The Singles 81-85 would still be my preferred compilation as I prefer that era singles?

For me - I love all the singles so:
The singles 1981 to 2006 would be ideal!
 
I much prefer The Singles 81-85, it's a shame there's no 81-90 as I lost interest after Violator, picked up again for Ultra and then lost interest again

My fave albums would be Construction time again, Some Great Reward, Black Celebration and Ultra

I did pick up the last greatest hits for 25p so should give that a spin, I think the last DM song I listened to was I feel loved

I much preferred their 80s output, watching them on the Tube banging bits of corrugated iron and banging sticks through spokes


Just Brilliant!
 
OK: really, properly brilliant post-1990 Depeche Mode tracks:

Judas
In Your Room (album version, not the ABOMINABLE single mix)
Sister Of Night
The Bottom Line
Insight
Dream On
Goodnight Lovers
I Am You
John The Revelator
Damaged People
Wrong
Peace
Little Soul
Jezebel
Come Back
Broken (the best single DM never released)
The Child Inside
Goodbye
 
OK: really, properly brilliant post-1990 Depeche Mode tracks:

Judas
In Your Room (album version, not the ABOMINABLE single mix)
Sister Of Night
The Bottom Line
Insight
Dream On
Goodnight Lovers
I Am You
John The Revelator
Damaged People
Wrong
Peace
Little Soul
Jezebel
Come Back
Broken (the best single DM never released)
The Child Inside
Goodbye

Higher Love is missing.
 
OK: really, properly brilliant post-1990 Depeche Mode tracks:

Judas
In Your Room (album version, not the ABOMINABLE single mix)
Sister Of Night
The Bottom Line
Insight
Dream On
Goodnight Lovers
I Am You
John The Revelator
Damaged People
Wrong
Peace
Little Soul
Jezebel
Come Back
Broken (the best single DM never released)
The Child Inside
Goodbye
Out of all the tracks on Delta Machine Alone is one I consider a late career highlight.
In fact, now I’m inspired to revisit Delta Machine.
 
The Woolies scene features the UK Chart for w/e 14th Feb 1982. I can make out the top seven singles from "A town called malice" to "Arthur's Theme" on the top rack.
I could be so happy
Don't you want me
are in their correct positions (27 and 28)
and so is "See you" at Number 40!
Freeze the video at 2.50!


Just seen. Dollar Mirror Mirror is there. Strange how that sleeve caught my eye haha.
 
I've been on a mission to try and get a better track listing experience out of Sounds of the Universe, because it is overally long, there's better tracks that were bonus tracks, and I thought it'd be fun, so this is what I've come up with, if there's anything missing or shouldn't be on the album feels free to chip in, I'll also discuss sacrifices I made. I was inspired by the pacing of Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion for the ordering.

Sounds of the Universe (Reconstructed)

01.) In Chains (Alan Wilder Remix) - What better way to start off the album than with the vastly superior remix done by Mr Alan Wilder himself, production that is reminiscent of Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion, it's so good and almost like Alan is basically saying "this is what the album could have sounded like if I was still in Depeche Mode", but at least we have this treat for fans! And thus we have an element of Alan Wilder on a later day album.
02.) Wrong - Straight after the long atmospheric intro song, let's dive into the "hit" from the album. Getting rid of Hand to Feed.
03.) Fragile Tension - Bop.
04.) In Sympathy - A bit of a plod but I really like this one, it's very nostalgic when I listen to it.
05.) Jezebel - I personally love this song, and Martin always has 2 songs on the album since Some Great Reward, so why this album doesn't is beyond me, though I do feel this song fits the back end of the album more, I feel his other song fits the back end even more.
06.) Ghost - This seems to get a lot of love from the fans, so a moody piece in the middle of the album.
07.) Space Walker - Gotta get that interlude in.
08.) Oh Well (Single Version) - Another b-side that gets a lot of love from the fans, and another banger for the album. The main version it 6:30 mins and it really doesn't need to be, the single version perfectly trims the fat.
09.) The Sun and the Moon and the Stars - Again, another bonus track that gets a lot of love, Martin's second track, many fans seem to consider this better than Jezebel.
10.) Corrupt - A great closer for the album, I never actually liked this when the album first came out, but it's grown on me, and also, it reminds me of True Blood as it was featured in that. Then there's the Wrong reprise at the end in the same vein as Everything Counts at the end of Construction Time Again.

Duration: 48 minutes

Sounds left off the Universe:

Hole to Feed - I just plain don't like this one.
Little Soul - I do quite like this one, but I can live without it
Peace - There's just something about this song I can't enjoy, there's elements in it I really like and some great production, but I just find it a bit of a drone when it comes to the chorus. I might be unpopular with this.
Comeback - I actually love this song, but it doesn't seem to be very popular in the fan community, I think it's the loud production.
Perfect - Again, I love this song, but seems to be another unpopular one, I'd actually consider putting it on the album after Oh Well, but probably wouldn't fit, maybe after Space Walker.
Miles Away / The Truth Is - I've never liked this one. I'm normally completely done with the album by the time I get to this one, which might explain why I Corrupt got poorly judged back in the day.
Light - I love this song, but maybe a little too basic to be on the album, I used to think it'd make a great "New Song" on a new singles collection.
Esque - Just another interlude that Space Walker does better.
 
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