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Depeche Mode

Stephen Dalton, National, The, April 2009

IF THERE was a manual that rock bands could follow to guarantee long-term success, Depeche Mode would probably fail every test. During three decades together they have lost key members, fallen out bitterly, almost destroyed themselves, committed some of the worst fashion crimes in pop history, and been written off for dead countless times by music critics.

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