Once called “the quintessential Eighties techno-pop band” by Rolling Stone, Depeche Mode has definitely been one of the most successful New Wave bands ever, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
First appearing on the album Violator (1990), “Enjoy the Silence,” recorded ten years into Depeche Mode’s career, has ended up being one of their most memorable and most played songs to date, along with another single on the album, “Personal Jesus.” Although New Wave and techno were to take a bit of a back seat on the global scene shortly after, this season marked a pinnacle for the band. “Enjoy the Silence” has since been covered by plenty of notable artists, ranging from Nada Surf to Tori Amos to Keane. The video below is a remastered version of the song, in case it sounds a little different from what you remember.
Incidentally, Depeche Mode never retired. Their next album is due out spring 2013.