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Playing The Angel (album) by Depeche Mode

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Playing The Angel
Playing The Angel by Depeche Mode (2005)
Release date: 2005-10-17
Overall rank: 2,430th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 172 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 2005 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (520th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,430th)

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Depeche Mode bestography

Playing The Angel is ranked 7th 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 (1,798th) This album (2,430th) Lower ranked (2,477th) »
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Playing The Angel rankings

Playing The Angel ratings

Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 172 votes)
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70/100
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66/100
 
90/100
05/02/2019 14:25
82/100
 
70/100
04/14/2019 06:12
74/100
 
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70/100
03/15/2019 06:08
78/100

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95/100
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
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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Rating:  
90/100

DM know how to write great music

A bloody great album that deserves a listen
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Rating:  
85/100
From Eastwood
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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80/100
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 Bach
Very good.
Best tracks: Precious, Lilian, Suffer Well, I Want It All.
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90/100
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one of the best albums of Depeche Mode
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40/100
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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