#43 – Depeche Mode – “Policy of Truth” – (1990)

This is one of Depeche Mode’s best songs. Actually, it might be their best. It’s the only Depeche Mode song to chart higher in the U.S. than in the U.K. (by one position). Do yourself a favor and click that YouTube link above and enjoy the awesomeness that is this song. Depeche Mode is listed on Wikipedia as an “alternative dance, synthpop, and new wave” band. I’ll give them “electronic” but their songs – and this one in particular – sound heavy enough that I’d consider them rock. New Wave was a kind of rock. Then again, it was #1 on the Modern Rock chart. Aha! Vindication!