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The Best Depeche Mode Albums of All Time  

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Depeche Mode are one of the rare groups that are considered the best musical artists of the 80s and best musical artists of the 90s. This list of the best Depeche Mode albums features every album, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Depeche Mode discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Depeche Mode albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Depeche Mode singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Depeche Mode album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Depeche Mode album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Depeche Mode album of all time?" or "What are the top Depeche Mode albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing is made up of many different albums, like Violator and Music for the Masses.

This list of Depeche Mode albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Vote up your favorite albums and vote down any albums you don't think should be near the top.

Violator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Depeche Mode Albums of All Time
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1. World in My Eyes
2. Sweetest Perfection
3. Personal Jesus
4.  Halo
5. Waiting for the Night
6.  Enjoy the Silence
7. Policy of Truth
8. Blue Dress
9. Clean

Release Date: 1990

Artist: Depeche Mode

Tracks: Waiting for the Night, Halo, Enjoy the Silence, Personal Jesus, Blue Dress, World in My Eyes, Policy of Truth, Clean, Sweetest Perfection

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Dark wave, New Wave, Synthpop, + more

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Black Celebration is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Depeche Mode Albums of All Time
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1. Black Celebration
2. Fly on the Windscreen – Final
3. A Question of Lust
4. Sometimes
5. It Doesn't Matter Two
6. A Question of Time
7. Stripped
8. Here Is the House
9. World Full of Nothing
10. Dressed in Black
11. New Dress

Release Date: 1986

Artist: Depeche Mode

Producer: Depeche Mode, Gareth Jones

Tracks: Fly on the Windscreen (final), A Question of Lust, It Doesn’t Matter Two, Here Is the House, New Dress, A Question of Time, World Full of Nothing, Stripped, Dressed in Black, Black Celebration, But Not Tonight, Sometimes

Length (mins): 00:45:34

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Dark wave, New Wave, Gothic rock, Synthpop, + more

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Music for the Masses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Depeche Mode Albums of All Time
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1. Never Let Me Down Again
2. The Things You Said
3. Strangelove
4. Sacred
5. Little 15
6. Behind the Wheel
7. I Want You Now
8. To Have and to Hold
9. Nothing
10. Pimpf / Interlude 1

Release Date: 1987

Artist: Depeche Mode

Tracks: Little 15, I Want You Now, Behind the Wheel, Nothing, Pimpf, Never Let Me Down Again, Strangelove, The Things You Said, To Have and to Hold, Sacred

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Dark wave, Synthpop, Electronic dance music, + more

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Songs of Faith and Devotion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Depeche Mode Albums of All Time
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1. I Feel You
2. Walking in My Shoes
3. Condemnation
4. Mercy in You
5. Judas
6. In Your Room
7. Get Right with Me / Interlude #4
8. Rush
9. One Caress
10. Higher Love
11. My Joy
12. Condemnation
13. Death's Door
14. In Your Room
15. I Feel You
16. Walking in My Shoes
17. My Joy
18. In Your Room

Release Date: 1993

Artist: Depeche Mode

Tracks: Condemnation (Paris mix), Judas, Walking in my shoes (Grungy Gonads mix), Walking in My Shoes, One Caress, In your room (Apex mix), I feel you (Life's Too short mix), In Your Room, Death's door (Jazz mix), Higher Love, Get Right With Me, My joy (Slow Slide mix), I Feel You, Rush, Mercy in You, In your room (Zephyr mix), Condemnation, My joy (7" mix)

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Synthpop, Post-grunge, Electronic rock, Industrial rock, + more

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