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."