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Depeche Mode – Violator

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$62.00
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Description

In a word, stunning. Perhaps an odd word to use given that Violator continued in the general vein of the previous two studio efforts by Depeche Mode: Martin Gore's upfront lyrical emotional extremism and knack for a catchy hook filtered through Alan Wilder's ear for perfect arrangements, ably assisted by top English producer Flood. Yet the idea that this record would both dominate worldwide charts, while song for song being simply the best, most consistent effort yet from the band could only have been the wildest fantasy before its release. First was "Personal Jesus," at once perversely simplistic, with a stiff, arcane funk/hip-hop beat and basic blues guitar chords, and tremendous, thanks to sharp production touches and David Gahan's echoed, snaky vocals.
Goth without ever being stupidly hammy, synth without sounding like the clinical stereotype of synth music, rock without ever sounding like a "rock" band, Depeche here reach astounding heights indeed.

- AllMusic.com

Release details

Artist: Depeche Mode
Label: Mute, Sony Music
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: Europe
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-Pop

Tracklist

A1 World In My Eyes
A2 Sweetest Perfection
A3 Personal Jesus
A4 Halo
A5 Waiting For The Night
B1 Enjoy The Silence
B2 Policy Of Truth
B3 Blue Dress
B4 Clean