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when translated into english, depeche mode means "depressed mood." there is a band named after the phrase. listening to their monotone songs (if you can call them songs) will put anyone in a depressed mood. the band couldnt have picked a better name. a lack of ability to make decent music saddened them and lead them to make nothing but depressing songs.
man, this cancer sure puts me in a depeche mode...
by mr. bradley July 31, 2008
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a band who's first song was released in 1981. depeche mode was part of the new wave scene, breaking into the synth pop genre (now known as "the kings of synth pop") and becoming its kings. Depeche Mode went into the 90's making their fans wiery with their release of Songs of Faith and Devotion, and a split up was almost eminent. 1997's ULTRA was the bands return to fame with the hits "It's No Good" and "Useless". Everyone should buy Depeche Mode's The Singles 86-98 and 81-85, to see the true work of an awesome band.
www.depechemode.com
"I am feeling very Depeche Today"
by VinmanX69 November 01, 2003
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The band responsible for making goth/synth pop accessible, not by making it by any means 'accessible' but just really releasing well-crafted music that was filled with a beautiful emotion... Gore's music and Gahan's vocals are worthy of praise.
DM pioneered the dark side of synth pop to the masses.
by oriya June 01, 2005
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The best New Wave band ever. They are from Basildon, England.

David Gahan, Lead Vocalist
Martin Gore, Primary Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards.
Andrew Fletcher, Management, Occasional Keyboards
Alan Wilder, Producer, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals

They formed in 1981, as a Underground New Wave Group, they rose to fame when they released 2 singles in 1984(People Are People, Master And Servant) and were aquired by Sire Records shortly after. In 1991 they were voted most popular on MTV's Most Wanted Bands of the 80's. Depeche Mode started having trouble when Alan Wilder left in 1995, they released 5 singles from 1997 to 1998 then getting dropped by Sire Records. In 2001, they would be picked up by Reprise/Mute Records and would begin creating music again. It is rumored that Playing the Angel will be their second to last record.
Depeche Mode's Popular Songs:

Master And Servant
Enjoy The Silence
People are People
Strangelove
Shake The Disease
Policy of Truth
Precious
It's No Good
The World in my Eyes
A Question of Lust
I Feel You
Never Let Me Down Again
But Not Tonight
Death's Door
Personal Jesus
Just Can't Get Enough
Halo
Walking In My Shoes
by tWiSTeDWiLeDaNdSiCK November 14, 2005
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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.

Current members:
Andy Fletcher
Dave Gahan
Martin L. Gore

Ex-band members:
Vince Clark
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
Ultra: Home
Songs of Faith and Devotion: In Your Room
Violator: Waiting for the Night
101: Stripped
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!

Personal Jesus

Depeche Mode is a great band that puts out great albums.
by Stella Luna January 23, 2006
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5.
a state of calmness and warmth; comes from the feeling you get when listening to the band Depeche Mode
The last time I smoked an ounce of Northern Lights in a day, i was in depeche mode for the entire next week!
by cromag cousin June 24, 2007
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french for "Fast Fashion".
Depeche mode means fast fashion in french.
by Yanni Senior February 02, 2005
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Depeche Mode is the name of an English Synth pop band.
The literal translation of Depeche Mode is "Fast Fashion," but the name of the French magazine that they took it from meant "Fashion Dispatch."
"Did you hear the new Depeche Mode cd yet?"
"Yes, I downloaded it for free but I'm going to buy the special edition also because they're cool like that and bands make all their money from their $75 shows anyhow. By the way, where was the drummer and Alan Wilder?"
by d3p3ch3mod3 October 07, 2007
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