I’m currently on a journey to listen to all of Depeche Mode’s albums end to end (Currently on Violator). If there is a song I really enjoy, it goes into my 80s list on spotify ([https://open.spotify.com/playlist/00JKMwwtbCbs7LfNWT40yW?si=yD6fUeZETXaXtKp35PTRvQ](https://open.spotify.com/playlist/00JKMwwtbCbs7LfNWT40yW?si=yD6fUeZETXaXtKp35PTRvQ)). Something I noticed from “Speak and Spell” is that the proportion of songs I did add from that album is less than that of the other albums. I thought this might be because the album is written mostly by Vince Clarke, and the later music, which I would say I like better, is mostly by Martin Gore. The interesting thing is that I really like Yaz(oo)- they were the first 80s band I had a strong appreciation for (I was born in 2002 and only listen to 80s artists lol), and prefer their songs that were written by Vince (besides “Midnight” off Upstairs at Eric’s, that track is pure gold). Any other fans of both Depeche and Yaz(oo) notice something like that?
Also, does “Work Hard” off Construction Time Again remind anyone else of a freight train?