Playing The Angel (studio album) by Depeche Mode

Playing The Angel
Playing The Angel by Depeche Mode
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-10-17
Overall rank: 2,067th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 186 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2005 (47th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (368th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,067th)
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Depeche Mode bestography

Playing The Angel is ranked 7th best out of 40 albums by Depeche Mode on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Depeche Mode is Violator which is ranked number 128 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,855.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 186 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 74.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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90/100
From 06/15/2019 07:54
Hugely underrated. One of, if not, their best album. Strong from start to finish, the complete Depeche Mode sound.
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From 09/05/2017 05:27
An amazing return to form, Playing the angel shows Depeche mode still has power in its later years. This album captures themes of restructuring life after personal failure and tragedy.
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70/100
From 06/08/2016 15:27
One of those Depeche Mode albums that starts strongly but runs out of steam towards the end. Playing The angel, sees the band trying hard, and some of it works fine in, John the revelator(based on an old blues song), suffer well, and, precious. Maybe the album could have been shortened by a couple of tracks down to ten. Still, when it's good, playing the angel, is fine, but it's just not often enough.
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90/100
From 01/28/2016 23:12

DM know how to write great music

A bloody great album that deserves a listen
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85/100
From 01/06/2015 18:49
Good synthpop/alternative dance/alternative rock album. Best 10 songs average is 84,7/100 and the album can get good 85/100. Best song is "Precious" 90/100, followed by "A pain...", "John the revelator", "Suffer well" and "The sinner in me" all 85/100. Second half is lower, all songs here 75-80/100.
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From 09/23/2014 22:45
A great album; better than anything U2 or R.E.M. have done this century. Precious might be their best single since Enjoy the Silence.
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80/100
From 10/21/2013 22:48
Very good.
Best tracks: Precious, Lilian, Suffer Well, I Want It All.
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90/100
From 02/20/2013 14:50
one of the best albums of Depeche Mode
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From 05/08/2012 08:04
A few moments of brilliance, but it feels somewhat uninspired. This album was really good the first time I heard it but never again.
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