Violator (studio album) by Depeche Mode

Violator by Depeche Mode
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 121st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,246 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Best album of 1990 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (24th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (121st)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Depeche Mode - Violator NEW Sealed Vinyl LP Album
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
VIOLATOR [2014] [LP] NEW VINYL
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
Depeche Mode - Violator [New CD]
Condition: Brand New


  My favourite store:  

Depeche Mode bestography

Violator is ranked as the best album by Depeche Mode.

Depeche Mode album bestography « Higher ranked This album (121st) Lower ranked (532nd) »
-ViolatorMusic For The Masses

Upcoming concerts

May
20
Fri
20:00
Strangelove Depeche Mode Experience Electric Duke
Virginia Street Brewhouse, Reno, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jun
11
Sat
19:30
Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience
Marquee Theatre, Tempe, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jun
18
Sat
19:00
Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience
Gaslamp Long Beach, Long Beach, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Violator on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Violator track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
3.
Track pick
Rating: 90 (415 votes)Comments: 7
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 84 (262 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 80 (235 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 81 (231 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Violator rankings

Violator collection

Violator ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,246 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,246 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
85/100
 Report rating
05/04/2022 18:20 zsolti  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10187/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
04/30/2022 08:31 Peppa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,41170/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
04/29/2022 18:09 shikyokun  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1886/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
04/23/2022 21:20 nicola75  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1690/100
 
55/100
 Report rating
04/21/2022 10:48 pedro1976  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 93570/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

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 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Violator comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 93 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
90/100
From 04/13/2022 11:09
It feels like a homage to the decade before and completely puts it to bed by being the best version of all of the albums that preceded it of the same ilk. It's cool, it's fun and leaves a long lasting impression by still being incredibly impressive to listen to today.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 02/13/2022 15:07
A Great album opening for the new Decade.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 11/21/2021 15:44
This is one of the few electronic records that still holds up well today. My only complaint is the singer referring to himself as a "thug." Puh-lease!

A Side: Enjoy the Silence
B Side: Policy of Truth
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 11/12/2021 20:40
The best songs are really good (the usual singles). The filler is forgettable.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 11/12/2021 09:37
Sin ser mi estilo de música preferido, hay que reconocer que es un buen álbum.
Enjoy the Silence y Personal Jesus son temazos
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 10/15/2021 10:09
This is an album that really takes a few listens for you to realise how great it truly is. It was on the 3rd or 4th listen where I just sat there and was like this is incredible. The rich soundscape created throughout the whole record is phenomenal and you really feel engrossed in the atmosphere. Vocally the album is amazing and when you pair that with the infectious choruses you have a formula for a brilliance that they put to use on every track. The production and mixing as well is just something to marvel at with the whole record sounding so smooth and clean. Overall, this album is amazing from start to finish and deserves its place among the greatest records ever made.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 09/02/2021 10:10
Bringing the tinny 80s synth sound into the 90s. The 90s duly brushed them aside and got on with producing a decade of booming bass and riffing guitars. Well done 90s! Having said that there are definitely some catchy tunes here and a solid bunch of tracks to make it a top album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 04/13/2021 14:05
Obra-prima!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
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!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 02/27/2021 03:12
Not my style, but a good album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Violator

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
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
5. Bossanova by Pixies
6. Goo by Sonic Youth
7. Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
8. Repeater by Fugazi
9. The La's by The La's
10. Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
11. Canción Animal by Soda Stereo
12. The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
14. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches by Happy Mondays
15. Flood by They Might Be Giants
16. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor
17. Soundtrack From Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti
18. Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes
19. Ragged Glory by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
20. People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest
Back to Top