Album of the Day
A Top 5 hit in the band's native England, SOME GREAT REWARD shows Depeche Mode poised to become international superstars. With three studio albums under their belts, the 1984 collection is where both frontman David Gahan and songwriter Martin Gore truly find their voices. “People Are People, “Master and Servant,” “Blasphemous Rumours” and “Somebody” are among the DM classics here, and confident and varied arrangements make the set strong throughout. Allmusic calls SOME GREAT REWARD “the peak of the band's industrial-gone-mainstream fusion, and still one of the best electronic music albums yet recorded,” and we'll give it another spin now to wish Martin Gore a happy birthday.