Depeche Mode

Album: Stereolab, Chemical Chords (Duophonic/4AD)

Stereolab have made no fewer than 11 albums, many more than indie titans like Blur, Oasis, The Smiths and New Order, and far outstripping the output of technopop peers such as Depeche Mode, The Human League and even Kraftwerk – yet their appeal remains as inscrutable here as on their earliest releases.

Album: Moby, Last Night (Mute)

After making his fortune turning samples of blues records into a soundtrack for a million computer ads, bald vegan god-botherer Moby has fallen back in love with dance music.