Depeche Mode
Music For The Masses | 2016 Reissue

Mute, Sony Music, Legacy

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“Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 28 September 1987 by Mute Records, and was supported by the Music for the Masses Tour.” – Wiki

“The band released Music For The Masses, a rich, textured, multi-layered mix of sex, drugs, isolation, obsession, gloom and contemplation. Relying less on samples and found sounds, the band pushed to create new musical vistas through the addition of guitars, tweaked and reconstructed synth sounds and hard-hitting beats. Tracks like album opener “Never Let Me Down Again” and the synth-pop charged “Strangelove” became unlikely breakouts crossing over from alt-radio into the fringe of the mainstream. “Never Let Me Down Again” with its metallic stomping beat and soaring chorus transcended the typical tropes of an ode to drugs and pushed it into a sonic place that was just as euphoric.” – Albumism

“It feels huge throughout, like they taped Depeche recording at the world's largest arena show instead of in a studio. Other key singles "Strangelove" and the (literally) driving "Behind the Wheel" maintained the same blend of power and song skill, while some of the quieter numbers such as "The Things You Said" and "I Want You Now" showed musical and lyrical intimacy could easily co-exist with the big chart-busters. Add to that other winners like "To Have and to Hold," with its Russian radio broadcast start and dramatic, downward spiral of music accompanied by Gahan's subtly powerful take on a desperate Gore love lyric, and the weird, wonderful choral closer, "Pimpf," and Depeche's massive success becomes perfectly clear.” – All Music

Item description:        


Depeche Mode


Music For The Masses


Mute, Sony Music, Legacy


Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Gatefold



Release Date:

This reissue: 23rd Dec 2016| Original: 1987





Catalog No:

STUMM47, 88985336731