Music For The Masses (studio album) by Depeche Mode

Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 535th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 508 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1987 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (81st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (535th)
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Depeche Mode bestography

Music For The Masses is ranked 2nd best out of 42 albums by Depeche Mode on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Depeche Mode is Violator which is ranked number 125 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,821.

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Music For The Masses track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 508 votes)
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09/13/2021 11:07 Cytoma  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 78475/100
 
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09/03/2021 20:31 leniad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,06675/100
 
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07/19/2021 22:04 NickyTBlizzad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,66356/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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75/100
From 01/13/2021 20:48
Not much separates this and Violator.
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90/100
From 09/06/2020 21:50
Much darker in tone than their previous releases, a trend they would only explore deeper with their next album Violator.
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From 01/07/2020 01:47
Classic album of the 80s. Depeche Mode´s best album of the 80s, just one step behind to their masterpiece Violator (1990).
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95/100
From 09/20/2019 17:53
Really good album.

Favorites: Strangelove, Behind The Wheel.
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90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:10
Favorite Tracks:Behind The Wheel
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70/100
From 04/15/2019 23:38
Best track: "Nothing"
Weakest track: "Pimpf"
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80/100
From 03/07/2019 04:53
Second side is definitely weaker. Some sweet classics like “Behind the Wheel and “Never Let Me Down Again”.
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From 01/19/2019 13:47
Here's a band firing on all cylinders and releasing some of the strongest material from the genre.
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From 03/10/2018 22:32
How can Violator be ranked higher than this. Much darker and more cohesive, no filler on-board here.
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From 09/05/2017 05:12
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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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Document by R.E.M.
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8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
10. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
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