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Depeche Mode (pronounced /dəˌpɛʃˈməʊd/) are an English electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up was Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andrew Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (lead keyboards) who was a band member from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's departure, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio.
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AlbumsMusic for the Masses, Sounds Of The Universe, Playing the Angel (W/Dvd), Exciter, Ultra, Speak & Spell, A Broken Frame, Songs of Faith and Devotion
Label:  Mute Records EMI Music
Years Active:  1980–present
Country:  Basildon, Essex, England
Genre:  New Age
Websitedepechemode.com
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review by . May 29, 2009
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I was born and raised in the 80s, but I didn't start listening to DM till my early 20s.  I guess my teenie-bopper immaturity was never refined enough for Depeche.    DM has had over 45 singles and has been one of the most successful bands to come out of the 80s.  Even in 2009, the band is coming back for another tour to promote their newest album "Sounds of the Universe".    When I initially decided to write this review, I was thinking of ways to …
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