Violator (studio album) by Depeche Mode

Violator
Violator by Depeche Mode
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 124th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,190 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1990 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (26th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (124th)
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83/100 (from 1,190 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.3/100, a mean average of 82.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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85/100
From 04/13/2021 14:05
Obra-prima!
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From 04/09/2021 01:10
Great combination of catchy melodies with rock power and electronic atmosphere.
Top musicianship and great deliver.
Amazing Flood's work :O
Superb record!
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From 02/27/2021 03:12
Not my style, but a good album.
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From 02/03/2021 17:32
Violator is the most popular album of Depeche Mode. It’s overall a great album, a classic regularly ranked among the greatest albums of all time.
World In My Eyes is a good opener (sounds even better live), Sweetest Perfection is great the intro is what I love the most about that song, Personal Jesus is a classic huge hit easily among the greatest songs of all time, Halo is kinda good not a standout but still consistant, Waiting for the Night really is a special song with a special atmosphere I love it, Enjoy the Silence is the 2nd huge hit from the album, probably the biggest hit of the band, it’s a masterpiece, Policy of Truth is great the chorus is very catchy, Blue Dress could be the first negative point of the album it’s a bit annoying, Clean is average not great but not bad.
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From 01/14/2021 18:01
It's close, but you gotta give it the nod as their best album.
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From 11/29/2020 16:44
I had this CD in high school and never really got into it beyond the hits. It comes across about the same way now.
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From 07/07/2020 18:51
Good album though. Best songs are Enjoy the Silence, Personal Jesus and Policy of Truth. And i can say I hear it with joy like enjoy the silence and is clearly one of the best albums of the 90s
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From 06/07/2020 19:16
Fav. Tracks: Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Blue Dress, Clean.
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From 01/18/2020 06:31
It's a great album. The best part for me is "halo".
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From 08/07/2019 14:21
Never paid much attention to DM for many years due to their early singles. Once I heard Personal Jesus I made a point of listening to the album thinking the singles - part wrong. Yes, the singles (Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth) are the strongest songs (imo) but the rest are not make weights (admittedly Blue Dress and Clean dip a bit). Violator is almost 30 years old and can still hold its own in comparison to modern albums. Worthy best album of 1990
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Best Albums of 1990
1. Violator by Depeche Mode
2. Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Nowhere by Ride
4. Rust In Peace by Megadeth
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17. Soundtrack From Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti
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