Depeche Mode: Violator

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Guest reviewer HeavyJay from Deep 13 – The Web Comic. (Contact information and links no longer available.)

Record company: Mute / Warner Brothers
Genre: Techno-Pop
Related links: Official website

The 80’s brought us some wonderful things. The Rubix Cube, MTV, and the Safety Dance, just to name a few. Most signifigantly out of all of these, however, is Depeche Mode, a glorious British techno group. Their 1990 album, Violator, is not only a great LP, but a relaxation method as well.

With songs like “Sweetest Perfection” and “Policy of Truth”, it’s no wonder Violator soon became a hit. Considered by many to be their best album, Violator tickles the fancy of many a listener. The melodic beats and soothing words please the very soul.

Track Listing:

1) World in My Eyes
2) Sweetest Perfection
3) Personal Jesus
4) Halo
5) Waiting for the Night
6) Enjoy the Silence
7) Policy of Truth
8) Blue Dress
9) Clean

Advised to buy the album buy my dear friend meatie (ErrorFM), I skeptically took a chance and came out on top.


Sound quality: ★★★★★★ 

Genre conformity: ★★★☆☆☆ 

Playability: ★★★★★★ 

Engaging: ★★★★☆☆ 

Availability: ★★★★★☆ 


Overall: ★★★★★☆