Depeche Mode – A Broken Frame

Depeche Mode - A Broken FrameOne of the most truly noteworthy albums by Depeche Mode, this one was recorded after the departure of founding member Vince Clarke, and it demonstrated what could have been Depeche Mode’s true calling had they not ventured into heavier, more industrial territory – they could have explored some really different ground with light romantic ballads. On this album, I hold up “See You”, “A Photograph Of You” and “The Meaning Of Love” as examples. As unabashed pop songs go, these aren’t bad at all! Not to say that the more serious tunes on this album – notably “Satellite”, “The Sun And The Rainfall” and “Shouldn’t Have rating: 4 out of 4Done That” – aren’t good, but it’s just possible the Depeche Mode took a wrong turn when they became heavily percussive, heavily serious and political, and/or heavily dead serious with their love songs. I really, really like this album, even though it’s quite atypical of the group’s sound.

Order this CD

  1. Leave In Silence (6:28)
  2. My Secret Garden (4:45)
  3. Monument (3:14)
  4. Nothing To Fear (4:16)
  5. See You (4:35)
  6. Satellite (4:40)
  7. The Meaning of Love (3:06)
  8. further excerpts from My Secret Garden (4:20)
  9. A Photograph of You (3:04)
  10. Shouldn’t Have Done That (3:10)
  11. The Sun & The Rainfall (5:02)

Released by: Mute
Release date: 1982
Total running time: 46:40