There are only a handful of albums that marked a pivotal change in my listening tastes.
Depeche Mode's 1981 album Speak & Spell is one of them.
Something about Vince Clarke contributing to the sound makes it that much better for me. DM are one of those bands that I'm happy to see still hitting the tour circut. Glad they didn't die off early like so many of ther peers.
Depeche Mode - I Sometimes Wish I Were Dead
Depeche Mode - I Sometimes Wish I Were Dead (Flexi Mix)
Here's a lovely little video with the original line up. Look how young they all were!!!
And here's a pic of them today. Legends in their own time. BFF4EVA!!!