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Violator
Depeche Mode
Violator
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Import remastered pressing of Violator which is Depeche Mode's most mainstream, chart-climbing album. Although it contains only nine tracks, half of them are tailor-made for the dance floor. This album was conceived when d...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Depeche Mode
Title: Violator
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 33
Label: Reprise / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/20/1990
Re-Release Date: 2/22/1990
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992608121

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Import remastered pressing of Violator which is Depeche Mode's most mainstream, chart-climbing album. Although it contains only nine tracks, half of them are tailor-made for the dance floor. This album was conceived when dance-club DJs were gaining recognition alongside original composers. Heavily influenced by techno-pop, the singles 'Policy of Truth', 'Enjoy the Silence', and 'World in My Eyes' prove that DM did their homework. A particular highlight on this fantastic album is the bluesy guitar line Martin Gore lays down on top of the synth-dominated grooves on 'Personal Jesus'. Mute. 2006.

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Val M. (jaglvr) from ELIZABETHTOWN, PA
Reviewed on 8/13/2006...
this is the ultimate depeche cd....love it!!
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AN ESSENTIAL ALBUM
Carlos E. Calderon | Guatemala | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before the release of "Violator" in 1990, Depeche Mode was an alternative act with a huge cult following. This album finally gave them the mass success they deserved. "Violator" is a high-quality recording from start to finish. There are no "album tracks" on this set, every single song stands on its own. There are solid love songs like "Blue dress" and "Waiting for the night". They also talk about their experimentation with drugs in well crafted songs like "Sweetest perfection", "Clean", and "Enjoy the silence." Also included in "Violator" is the song "Policy of Truth" which, for me gives the best advice any song has ever given on personal relationships.
What amazes me the most about the music on this set is that appears to be timeless. The album came out almost twenty years ago and the songs continue to sound fresh, never dated.
This is an essential album. If you are a music collector you have to experience this album."