A superlative synth band that started in the 80's New Wave era. Their first release was Speak & Spell, which was mostly authored by ex-band member Vince Clark. He left the group to form Yaz, leaving Martin L. Gore to become Depeche Mode's main songwriter for their second and future releases. That is until 2005's Playing the Angel, which had three songs written by lead singer Dave Gahan.
Martin L. Gore
The beautiful and talented Alan Wilder.
My fave songs from some DM albums (favorites for now, but they constantly change, DM albums are that good):
Playing the Angel: Suffer Well
Exciter: Goodnight Lovers
Songs of Faith and Devotion: In Your Room
Violator: Waiting for the Night
Music For the Masses: Never Let Me Down Again
Black Celebration: But Not Tonight
Catching up w/ DM: Shake the Disease
Some Great Reward: Something to Do
People are People: Leave in Silence
Construction Time Again: Told You So
A Broken Frame: My Secret Garden
Speak & Spell: Tora! Tora! Tora!
Depeche Mode is a great band that puts out great albums.