Depeche Mode's second singles compilation, The Singles 86-98 was released on 28th September 1998 hot on the heels of Only When I Lose Myself.
It's hard to think of a better run of singles from any band of Depeche Mode's era or indeed any other era. From Stripped to Enjoy The Silence to It's No Good, the band released classic after classic over a twelve year period. That period of course saw the band move from the pop world into the stadium league and they enjoyed a level of success that nobody saw coming.
By the time 1998's brief world tour came around, Depeche Mode were an entirely different band from the one we saw when Stripped was released. Alan had gone, Martin spent more time playing the guitar than keyboards and Dave was in recovery following the Devotional era and its many, erm, highs and they had gone from playing Whitley Bay Ice Rink to Pasadena Rose Bowl. They packed a lot into the period from 1986 to 1998.
The Singles 86-98 marked the end of another chapter in Depeche Mode's history. As part of the ongoing Singles blog project, it seems sensible to use that album as a way of gathering together the Singles reviews from the period. Here they all are then. Keep an eye out from the next review in the series, Dream On which will be along soon.
Stripped - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/02/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_10.html
A Question Of Lust - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/02/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_12.html
A Question Of Time - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/02/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_19.html
Strangelove - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/03/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part.html
Never Let Me Down Again - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/03/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_10.html
Behind The Wheel - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/03/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_18.html
Little 15 - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/03/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_23.html
Everything Counts (Live) - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/03/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_26.html
Personal Jesus - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/04/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part.html
Enjoy The Silence - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/04/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_13.html
Policy Of Truth - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/04/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_23.html
World In My Eyes - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/04/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_29.html
I Feel You - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/05/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part.html
Walking In My Shoes - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/05/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_14.html
Condemnation - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/05/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_24.html
In Your Room - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/06/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part.html
Barrel Of A Gun - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/06/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_30.html
It's No Good - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/07/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part.html
Home - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/08/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part.html
Useless - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/08/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_13.html
Only When I Lose Myself - http://almostpredictablealmost1.blogspot.com/2021/08/depeche-mode-singles-1981-to-2021-part_25.html
Oi! Nothing wrong with Whitley Bay ice rink.ReplyDelete
Love the blog!ReplyDelete
A pity that this compilation and the 1998 release of The Singles 81>85 are plagued by loudness issues:
I love the whole of the artwork from 1998. Very classy.ReplyDelete