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Music For The Masses (album) by Depeche Mode

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Music For The Masses
Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode (1987)
Overall rank: 575th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 423 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (85th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (575th)

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Depeche Mode bestography

Music For The Masses is ranked 2nd 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 19,720.

Depeche Mode album bestography « Higher ranked (132nd) This album (575th) Lower ranked (729th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Violator by Depeche Mode, Black Celebration by Depeche Mode and Nevermind by Nirvana.

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Music For The Masses rankings

Music For The Masses ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 423 votes)
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85/100
9 hours ago
78/100
 
70/100
03/15/2019 22:53
69/100
 
85/100
03/09/2019 14:00
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95/100
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78/100

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Rating:  
80/100
Second side is definitely weaker. Some sweet classics like “Behind the Wheel and “Never Let Me Down Again”.
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Rating:  
85/100
Here's a band firing on all cylinders and releasing some of the strongest material from the genre.
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Rating:  
90/100
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How can Violator be ranked higher than this. Much darker and more cohesive, no filler on-board here.
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Rating:  
95/100
At the time of it's release music for the masses was considered Depeche mode's greatest album. it's not hard to see with its tight keyboard and booming presence.
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75/100
One of the best cold-pornographic groups ever. And lonely
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Rating:  
90/100
Depeche's to darkness is complete with Music for the Masses. With songs like Behind the Wheel, Never Let Me Down Again, and Strangelove. Depeche continue to produce their best work (which started with Some Great Reward or Black Celebration)
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80/100
It's not as consistently breathtaking as Violator, but still a cool listen. Still, Never Let Me Down Again is as incredible as any single song that they've done.
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40/100
A gem doesn't make a great album imo.
Never Let Me Down Again is a timeless classic but the album runs short of good ideas after the first couple of tracks and gets dull.
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95/100
In my opinion, music for the masses, is the best Depeche Mode album. It's the most consistent of all their records, and it captures the band at the moment they move away from their electro pop roots and just before they bring that industrial rock sound to their music. Strangelove, is superb, as is, never let me down again, behind the wheel, and, little 15. It's just great from start to finish. Excellent.
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