(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me
Label: Warner Records
With modern rock formats taking off in the States and the single "People Are People" hitting No. 13 on the pop charts, Depeche Mode exploded into a stadium act with their fourth LP. Martin Gore's strong melodic sense and increasingly suburban teen angst lyrics get added life from Alan Wilder's industrial-lite arrangements. This remastered edition comes loaded with rarities and concerts cuts, though that doesn't help make the original album sleeve any easier to look at.