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Speak And Spell (album) by Depeche Mode

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Speak And Spell
Speak And Spell by Depeche Mode (1981)
Overall rank: 2,943rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 139 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1981 (52nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (465th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,943rd)

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Depeche Mode bestography

Speak And Spell is ranked 9th best out of 39 albums by Depeche Mode on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Depeche Mode is Violator which is ranked number 131 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,847.

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 139 votes)
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75/100
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Rating:  
85/100
This poppy premier welcomes Depeche mode into the eighties and shows a tremendous potential for the band.
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Rating:  
60/100
Depeche Mode's debut album is full of throwaway pop with Vince Clarke at the helm. Obviously, just can't get enough, is a classic pop song, the rest is a combination of not bad and forgettable. It's funny listening to some of these songs, I mean, can you imagine Depeche Mode playing, what's your name? these days. Not a chance. Overall, speak and spell, is okay for the time and place but Depeche Mode were more of a singles band than an album band at this point.
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75/100
JCGE obviously is a killer track. The rest... well it's not vialator, and if you are into synth pop...
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75/100
Good debut. Not great, but solid. Dreaming of Me and JCGE are classics.
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55/100
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50/100
Vince Clarke's song writing on this album is unintentionally hilarious.
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Dated album, but a good one.
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Great debut. Hey, you're such a pretty boy!
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Pretty light stuff, this isn't really the Depeche Mode I care for but it could be worse.
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