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Violator (album) by Depeche Mode 

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Violator
Violator by Depeche Mode (1990)
Overall rank: 136th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 780 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1990 (1st)
Top 50 albums of the 1990s (28th)
Top 200 albums of all time (136th)

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Depeche Mode bestography

Violator is ranked as the best album by Depeche Mode.

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83/100 (from 780 votes)
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From nitomano 01/13/2017 00:45
Good album
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From msududek1 10/08/2016 16:20
Wow, I just gave this a spin today and I forgot how good this album was. I wouldn't say my favorite Depeche Mode songs are on this album but as a complete album this is tough to beat.
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From albumceleste 08/05/2016 01:41
Their best imo. Also 3 of their best songs (if not their 3 best). Those raise the counter as like always with DM half the album are fillers.
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From jackbrown8786 07/14/2016 11:50
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90/100
From zdwyatt 06/14/2016 20:31
This album, along with its follow-up, is Depeche Mode at their best. They strike the perfect balance between synth pop and alternative rock.
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80/100
From souplipton 06/10/2016 13:20
Violator is one of the best albums made by an 80s band (even though it was released in 1990). Depeche Mode had made some good albums before Violator, but the production on this album is so crisp and clean, making this their best pop album. The first 7 tracks (out of 9) are as close to perfect as Depeche Mode gets, particularly "Enjoy the Silence", "Policy of Truth", "World In My Eyes", and "Personal Jesus". The last two track are not as good, but still are great. Their best album by far, and the best album of 1990 for sure.
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From garycottier 05/27/2016 19:51
This is the album where Depeche Mode started to attract the rock audience towards them. It's the perfect record for the time, just before grunge hit, and the excellent, personal Jesus, became one of the first great songs of the nineties. World in my eyes, and, policy of truth, are very good tracks, but the other masterpiece here is the superb, enjoy the silence, arguably Mode's greatest song. Violator, is an excellent album, but it's only my second favourite Mode LP, after, music for the masses. Still, very good.
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From brxndan 05/08/2016 21:27
Best of Depeche Mode for sure. Can really compare this to now and see how much of a difference Alan Wilder made when it came to the band's sound.
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From sethmadsen 05/05/2016 03:44
Personal Jesus is amazing commentary. Such a "clean" album... hehehe... no I mean that though, very nice production and control of sounds.
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From kevinweed7 04/08/2016 01:23
Perfect album.
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