Thousands voted in recent Gigwise poll
Michael Baggs

15:07 19th February 2014

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Depeche Mode fans have named the band's 1993 album, Songs Of Faith And Devotion the best of their 34-year career.

In a Gigwise poll, the album narrowly beat Violator to take the top spot, with their 1990 release placing second in the poll. Black Celebration placed third, Music For The Masses fourth, and Ultra was named their fifth best album.

The poll is now closed, but you can still view it here

Released in the early nineties, Songs Of Faith And Devotion is one of the most successful albums of Depeche Mode's career, hitting No.1 across the globe, including the UK and US charts. Recording the album was a notoriously tricky experience for the band, being done so among claustrophobic conditions for the bandmates, who lived and worked together in the same property. The results were, however, a huge success, with critical acclaim and huge sales following the toil of studio time.

The album ultimately produced some of the biggest singles of the band's career, with 'I Feel You', 'Walking In My Shoes' 'Condemnation' and 'In Your Room' all scoring huge success on charts across the globe. Watch the video for 'I Feel You' below.

Depeche Mode fans and Gigwise readers named the band's debut album, Speak And Spell the worst of their career, with A Broken Frame, Construction Time Again, Sounds Of The Universe and Exciter also proving less popular with listeners. See the Top 5 best and worst Depeche Mode albums below.

Top Five
1. Songs Of Faith And Devotion
2. Violator
3. Black Celebration
4. Music For The Masses
5. Ultra

Worst Five
1. Speak And Spell
2. A Broken Flame
3. Construction Time Again
4. Sounds Of The Universe
5. Exciter

Below: 12 truly brilliant photos of Depeche Mode live in Oberhausen, Germany, 2013

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