Re: R'n'R Hall of Fame: Who Isn't In, But Should Be?
Originally Posted by Redsland
Depeche Mode, OTOH, I see as more of a moderately influential cult band on the fringes of goth and new wave, one of which was a pretty minor subgenre. I'd say they don't belong, but if they get in, then New Order certainly should, since they were both more successful and more prolific in both the new wave genre and as proto-goths (in their previous incarnation as Joy Division).
Depeche Mode have been far more popular than New Order, though. You could make the argument that New Order were more influential, but in terms of popularity and longevity, Depeche has got them beat by a significant margin.
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.