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Black Celebration (album) by Depeche Mode

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Black Celebration
Black Celebration by Depeche Mode (1986)
Overall rank: 698th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 354 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1986 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (106th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (698th)

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Depeche Mode bestography

Black Celebration is ranked 3rd best out of 39 albums by Depeche Mode on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Depeche Mode is Violator which is ranked number 132 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,834.

Depeche Mode album bestography « Higher ranked (567th) This album (698th) Lower ranked (862nd) »
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Members who like this album also like: Violator by Depeche Mode, Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode and Disintegration by The Cure.

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75/100
Favourite track: "Stripped"
Least-liked track: "Sometimes"
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Probably the beginning of the band's prime.
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My favourite Depeche Mode album. Some of the best songs like "Stripped" or "But Not Tonight" and the perfect opening track ("Black Celebration") that sets the mood for the whole album. Regardless of the growing darkness in their sound this is still an album you can really enjoy. Most Depeche Mode albums contain a lot of songs I really don't like but on this album (except for "Sometimes") even the worse songs are still OK.

If you want to buy "Black Celebration" on CD today you should look for one of the older releases that include the following CD extra tracks that were removed from the 2007 re-releases:

12. "Breathing In Fumes"
13. "But Not Tonight" (Extended Remix)
14. "Black Day"

"But Not Tonight" is my favourite Depeche Mode song of all time. The 4:15 min. version was already the B-Side of the european "Stripped" 7" single. The 5:14 version on "Black Celebration" is not only longer but has a better mastering quality.
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this is where DM start getting really dark
and really sound THEIR sound
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90/100
With this album Depeche mode really came into their own. The album is filled with the growing darkness that would even more apparent in their later works.
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70/100
Black Celebration is not Depeche Mode's best album, but it's close to my favourite. A much darker sound than on their best album (Violator), it's one of my favourite 80s albums. "Stripped", "Black Celebration", "Here is the House", and "Dressed in Black" are highlights, along the with the CD bonus tracks "Breathing in Fumes" and "Black Day". A darker take on synth-pop, Black Celebration is my pick for the best album of 86.
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Black celebration, is a transitional Depeche Mode album, the conduit between the early pop sound and the more darker rock influenced era. It contains three of the band's best songs in, stripped, a question of lust, and, a question of time. The rest is fine, but on next release, music for the masses, is where Mode would truly find themselves. Black celebration, then, is more about the journey than the destination.
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Lowest lows (A Question of Time, Sometimes), highest highs (A Question of Lust, Black Celebration, Here is the House) that I've heard in their discography. I'll need to re-evaluate this soon because I loved most of it, maybe I can learn to love the rest.
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Plunging further into darkness than the last two albums, the band's music got even better than ever. Using loopers, samplers, and drum machines with the synths, the band had found their identity with this album. Great album!
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