International Charts Analysis: Depeche Mode start strong in Europe

Their support in Europe has barely wavered since they launched their career with Speak & Spell in 1981, and Depeche Mode's 14th studio album, Spirit, makes a huge first impression on the continent, opening at No.1 in France, Germany, Italy and Wallonia, No.2 in Flanders, No.3 in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia and Sweden and No.4 in the Netherlands as well as No.5 here in the UK, and No.32 further afield, in New Zealand.

It is their 10th No.1 album ...

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