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Violator (album) by Depeche Mode

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Violator
Violator by Depeche Mode (1990)
Overall rank: 132nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,028 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 1990 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (132nd)

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Depeche Mode bestography

Violator is ranked as the best album by Depeche Mode.

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Violator rankings

Violator ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,028 votes)
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75/100
3 days ago
81/100
 
85/100
04/16/2019 17:06
86/100
 
90/100
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84/100
 
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86/100

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Rating:  
80/100
Best track: "Enjoy The Silence"
Weakest track: "Sweetest Perfection"
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Every tune on this album hits the mark.
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75/100
From Brad1770
DM are music icons and that 'Violator' is their best album says it all (even if the hard core fan will argue other wise )

When 'Violator' was released in 1990 DM were already a massive commercial force on the back of 1986's atmospheric 'Black Celebration' which sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S.alone, followed by 1987's 'Music for the Masses' which this time would sell a million U.S copies. 'Violators' unbridled success would push the band over the edge to become one the biggest acts in the globe for a period of time

'Violator' is a tour de force of only 9 tracks , 4 of which were massive selling singles . It represents DM at their zenith , a peak they would never reach again . From the guitar driven "Personal Jesus" to the kinky "Blue Dress" this album delivers top to bottom , and is correctly considered not only one of the best albums from the 1990's but one the great albums period

A MUST listen for all music fans
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From Montpejo
Standouts: Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence

Least Favorites: Waiting For The Night, Sweetest Perfection
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85/100
From bnst1101
There are some amazing tracks on this album (Personal Jesus, Enjoy the Silence, Policy of Truth and World in my Eyes), actually some of their best songs overall. But there are too many misses in between to make the album very enjoyable in its entirety.
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90/100
Very tremendous and visceral synthpop/electronic album. Depeche Mode's best and most popular release.
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From Goliath
Great album, but I like 'Ultra' even more.
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A tremendous pop record driven by synth in the shadows.
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From larryrrr
The songs are mostly well crafted but I don't feel a need to listen to this album again almost 30 years later.
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