Violator (album) by Depeche Mode

Violator
Violator by Depeche Mode
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 126th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,121 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 (126th)
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DEPECHE MODE 2 CD LOT: VIOLATOR AND ULTRA
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 52m 42s
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DEPECHE MODE/DAVE GAHAN 4 CD LOT: SPIRIT, VIOLATOR, PAPER MONSTERS + REMIXES 2
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 53m 46s
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Depeche Mode: Violator -11904 Cassette Tape
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83/100 (from 1,121 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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90/100
From 01/18/2020 06:31
It's a great album. The best part for me is "halo".
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85/100
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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100/100
From 07/20/2019 18:09
Favorite Tracks:Blue Dress
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From 07/05/2019 12:08
Certainly the best DP album with the standout tracks being Enjoy The Silence and Personal Jesus. Well produced as well.
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From 06/28/2019 16:58
Awesome album. Was never much of a Depeche Mode fan, but I loved this!

Favorites: Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth.
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35/100
From 05/27/2019 22:33
this album has a couple of good songs but not by cup of tea but I give mad respect to the band
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95/100
From 05/02/2019 12:36
Like a lot of people my age, I bought the CD not long after hearing (and seeing the video on MTV) "Personal Jesus". Was pleasantly surprised to find out the entire CD was just as strong (if not stronger in some places). Truly a gem of its era.
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75/100
From 04/15/2019 23:27
Favourite track: "Enjoy The Silence"
Least-liked track: "Sweetest Perfection"
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From 04/11/2019 13:52
Every tune on this album hits the mark.
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From 02/28/2019 11:18
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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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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6. Goo by Sonic Youth
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