Violator by Depeche Mode (CD, Mar-1990, Sire/Reprise)
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|Genre:||Rock & Pop, Synth Pop|
1. World in My Eyes
2. Sweetest Perfection
3. Personal Jesus
5. Waiting for the Night
6. Enjoy the Silence
7. Policy of Truth
8. Blue Dress
|Playing Time:||47 min.|
|Producer:||Depeche Mode, Flood|
Depeche Mode: Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Alan Wilder, Martin Gore.Engineers include: Peter Iversen, Pino Pischetola, Goh Hotoda.Recorded at Logic Studios, Milan, Italy; Puk Studios, Denmark; The Church and Master Rock Studios, London, England; Axis, New York, New York.Depeche Mode's American career took the British synthpop band from hipster curios to cult artists to teenage heroes to, with 1989's VIOLATOR, genuine alternative-rock superstardom. It's a majestic album that reflects the buildup of angst over a decade of playing; it stays true to the outfit's basic form while exploring new aural worlds.The album contains three massive MTV hits, the unusually guitar-oriented "Personal Jesus," the more typical but still obtuse "Enjoy the Silence," and the off-kilter and emphatic "Policy of Truth." Martin Gore's songs explore his usual themes of sex ("Blue Dress"), redemption ("Clean"), and desperation ("Waiting for the Night"), but the arrangements are more detailed and lush than on the band's spartan early albums; it's a new style that suits Dave Gahan's deepening voice well. VIOLATOR's commercial success may have brought turmoil to Depeche Mode's career and lives, but it remains one of the band's finest and (unlikely enough) truest albums. With VIOLATOR, the band pulls off the not unremarkable feat of becoming a household name without losing much of its soul.
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- blazeaglory714Aug 5, 2015by
Buy it. Listen to it. Dance to it. Cry to it. Make love to it.
Best CD ever. This would be one of my 3 if I had to choose (if deserted on an island).
I have loved DM since I was a child. They can do no wrong. With that said, this CD has everything. Rock, Roll, Sadness, Electric, Drum, Bass, Happiness, Blues, Etc...It is also produced VERY well.
This is a classic in the greatest sense. I will be buried with this album.
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- silverspellcdOct 13, 2009by
Depeche Mode at its height!! Great to hear those tunes again.I Highly recommend this cd! More pop than what they are now, which dontt get me wrong, I love. But, if you are not a Depeche Mode fan and you hear this album, I guarantee you will be.
- 760.ansokagiSep 7, 2010by
Depeche Mode Violator
A classic album from the end of the 80s. The first Depeche Mode CD written as a band, with Martin Gore still as Captain of the ship, but with a lot of input of everybody else, especially Andrew Fletcher.
"Enjoy the Silence" and "Personal Jesus" worked as cornerstones, and led the album and the band to new heights. If you're going to listen to just one Depeche Mode album in your life, listen this one!
- patriceviolatorMar 13, 2011by
l un des meilleurs de dm ,du grand martin gore, des singles de legende,personal jesus, enjoy the silence,world in my eyes, que des best inoubliables, longue vie a depeche mode thank.....patrice