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Violator
(1990)


Album Lyrics


Track List:

(Click on album cover for lyrics)

  1. World In My Eyes
  2. Sweetest Perfection
  3. Personal Jesus
  4. Halo
  5. Waiting For The Night
  6. Enjoy The Silence
  7. Policy Of Truth
  8. Blue Dress
  9. Clean

Album Information:

Genre: Synth Pop with intensity.
Produced By:
Depeche Mode & Flood.
Record Label:
Mute.

Why This Album Is So Great:

"Violator" is one of DM's darkest albums. Over the years, DM have made one good album after another, but this 1990's trip to Melancholy Land just tops them all. The use of synthesizers is much more minimalistic on this album and this really suits the whole atmosphere well. "Enjoy The Silence" and "Policy Of Truth" are already DM classics, but songs like "World In My Eyes" and "Halo" contribute to an album that also stands as DM's best because of the feeling and gloom of the album. It's really an artistic success. Their latest studio album "Ultra" has some of the same tendencies, even though it does not quite match "Violator". "Ultra" is a little bit too smooth where "Violator" carries a lot of edge.

Overall Rating (on a scale from 1 to 10): 8

If you like this artist, check out:

The Cure, Electronic, Erasure, Recoil, Yazoo.

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