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Kaleid
November 2nd 2008


711 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What was it about Personal Jesus you didn't like?

Stinkfists
February 20th 2009


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Summary: Depeche Mode at the height of their powers - a dark, brooding masterpiece of swirling electronica and alternative stadium anthems"

Perfect summary. 5/5 on this one. The sound is amazing!

ECRbubs
April 14th 2009


687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

whoa this is wonderful

JetfireDX
May 4th 2009


49 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Incredible album.

Darkside18
July 28th 2009


20 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Waiting for the Night is amazing.

Nagrarok
August 15th 2010


8316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Amazing record. Might have to bump to a 5.

Kaleid
August 15th 2010


711 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You know it makes sense.

Nagrarok
August 25th 2010


8316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Apparently Martin Gore is supposed to sing lead on Sweetest Perfection, but I just hear Dave Gahan.

Kaleid
August 25th 2010


711 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

There's a lot of distorted bass effects on the chorus, which might explain it, given Dave's baritone. It's an unusually murky song for Martin to sing. Also, Dave adds backing vocals to the last chorus.

Nagrarok
August 25th 2010


8316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah, I like that last chorus. Their voices must be pretty similar though, I can't hear a clear distinction. I heard Gore sings lead on another few of their songs, I should listen and compare.

edit: listened to a few, and his Gore's singing is indeed a lot different there.

MassiveAttack
November 23rd 2010


2688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

A+ love for this on first listen

Nagrarok
November 23rd 2010


8316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^this makes me happy.

Album is most effective when played during the night.

ifloatwithchino
January 2nd 2011


53 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nagrarok : Album is most effective when played during the night.

totally agree !
it's simply i can't find a fault in this record.
therefore i am forced to give it a 5.

ifloatwithchino
January 2nd 2011


53 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

simple*

davidc2k3
March 8th 2011


8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Simply the best DM albums, all song is great and no fillers.

Pachelbel
April 18th 2011


192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bumped this from 2.5 to 4.5, this is a truly great album.
And yeah listening to this at night is sheer bliss!

Gyromania
April 18th 2011


16088 Comments


Enjoy the Silence is easily my favorite.

Pachelbel
April 24th 2011


192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

After many listens I have to say my favorite track is Blue Dress!

someguest
July 19th 2011


21390 Comments


man this album rules

Digging: Pet Shop Boys - Please

devoted82
July 21st 2011


19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Strangely, as a huge Depeche Mode fan since the age of 14 (28 now), i've never considered Violator to be their best record, that title belongs to Devotion. The four sublime singles (especially Personal Jesus) aside, there are a couple of clunkers, "Sweetest Perfection" is a passable track but its out of place following the brilliant "World In My Eyes". I've always felt that the b-side "Dangerous" should have made the cut. My other gripe is with "Blue Dress", again its passable but at the same time a bit dull coming after the exellent "Policy Of Truth". Both "Halo" and "Waiting For The Night" are superb though. So on reflection, Violator is a superb Depeche Mode record, just not as perfect as its often made out to be.



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