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Violator (Gatefold Sleeve 180gm) [VINYL]

Depeche Mode Vinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (24 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00IN9OV5A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,534 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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180 gram audiophile vinyl / Gatefold Sleeve / Insert

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Mint & Sealed.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World Violation! 24 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
Sixteen years on and this is still the landmark Depeche Mode Album. Since receiving Speak & Spell for Christmas back in 1981, Violator at last gave me the album my peers could not argue with.
I count myself fortunate to have observed the Modes stately rise in stature as it happened. I often wonder what anyone would make of them now if they just received all their albums for the first time. To some who think all their output sounds the same it must all be woefully depressing. But that is often how you might preconceive the work of any band as prolific as Depeche Mode.
However, DM have never had any great plan for world domination. The fact that they were front page NME and Q material by the time this album was released served to demonstrate the enormous fan base they had created through doing simple songs in an innovative way. This uniqueness is the only way to define a Depeche Mode song – there is simply no other contrived formula. To me, their strong lyrics coupled with a huge strata of sound images drove the emotions of my youth and nailed them to my soul.
World in my eyes is a track that provides a thumping soundtrack to every aspect of your life. Full of swagger and menace it manages to relax and antagonize in equal measure – by the end of the track you are on that headlong rush of euphoria that characterizes Alan Wilder at his finest.
Sweetest Perfection? I’m not into Martin’s more exaggerated emotional chants but this one does manage to pound itself into your affections and paves the way for SOFAD 3 years later - and what a great song to give two fingers to your average Radio 1 listener?
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I have never written a review for Amazon before, but felt that I had to after reading the last missive by someone who clearly has no idea what they are talking about. The misguided goon was obviously expecting some kind of proto-Ministry type dirge with lyrics about drug abuse set to industrial clanking. The poor lamb probably does not have an ear for anything of a pure electronic persuasion. Best stick with Slipnot, eh?

Violator was released in 1990 when house and techno were in Acsendence. Depeche Mode had been making consistant dark electro since 83's 'Construction Time Again' ( I'll concede that 'Speak and Spell' and 'A Broken Frame' are a bit thin and a little too poppy), but Violator was when they hit paydirt after not being taken seriously by the rock press for most of the prvious decade. US techno producers such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and the UK's own Mark Bell from LFO had all been listening intently to the Mode's music for much of the eighties and had the savvy to realise that this was a group who belonged to the great linage of electronics groups going back to Kraftwerk and continuing with Caberet Voltaire etc. The singles from this album are great pop music but beneath that lies some of the most intricate production, engineering and drum programming heard, and still sounds fresh sixteen years later. The fact that this group have influenced everyone from Bomb the Bass to Nine Inch Nails demonstrates that they were no 'bland eighties synth act'. A friend and myself were listening to 'Some Great Reward' recently and were marvelling at the drum patterns, how fresh they sounded. Violator still sounds vital, as it shows an exciting time in music when a seemingly 'mainstream' act could bear a huge influence on the dance underground.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1990's masterpiece and the Mode's peak... 13 Mar 2006
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
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Following the success of the film and soundtrack to '101', the Mode set about its follow-up after some brief side projects (Martin Gore's covers-e.p., Wilder's Recoil project)- the 1989 single 'Personal Jesus' (later covered by Johnny Cash and Marilyn Manson - not at the same time sadly!)being the initial release and a pervy-pop song that blended the devotional and the dirty in a manner as great as Madonna's 'Like a Prayer.'
'Violator' (a deliberately Spinal Tap style title!) was the conclusion of the Mode's European outlook, the contribution of Francois Kevorkian aligned it to the electronic past of Kraftwerk and Moroder. 'World in My Eyes' (the fourth single released) opens the LP, a minimal electronic pop song that is Andy Fletcher's favourite Mode track. 'Sweetest Perfection' is the first of Martin Gore's lead vocals, blending bluesy guitar with electronics - setting the tone for 'Personal Jesus' and live favourite 'Halo' - the latter is one of Gore's greatest pop-songs and should have been a single (especially with the hilarious promo they shot found on 'Strange Too').
Following these highs we shift into the epic electronic ballad 'Waiting for the Night' which finds Gahan alone in an artificial universe until Gore supplies some harmonies: pure machine-soul.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
Just perfect dark pop! Music of its type never got better and never will. J Counsell.
Published 13 hours ago by Lincoln
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Violator by DM is an excellent addition to my vinyl collection. The sound is incredible and I enjoy it better than listening to the CD version.
Published 2 months ago by Marieta Ruseva
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
This is my favourite mode album of all time, from world in my eyes through to track 9 clean it's pure genius.
Published 5 months ago by Gary William Riddle
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Brilliant album , loved all the tracks except for the last one . Would definitely recommend if you are a true depeche fan.
Published 10 months ago by heidi rudd
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
This made my ageing copy sound awful , very crisp sound and solid made disc compared to some of the rubbish thats produced these days, going to replace my whole mode collection... Read more
Published 12 months ago by doc
5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness in one cd and one dvd
As a 90s kid, I listened DM on cassettes recorded by my mom from the radio. It was my first encounter with the band. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Georgiana Turcsanyi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
A great CD version of the original soundtrack which was on the old tape. Marvellous CD and sounds crisp and clear
Published 13 months ago by freya
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Rose
that I can be said over this album, without doubt the best album of DM, this LP has marked a change to include sampled guitars, DM with Violator began to sound different in 1990... Read more
Published 16 months ago by R. D. D. Riva
5.0 out of 5 stars Violator
"Legendary album". This is how I describe Violator. The best album of Depeche Mode, and one of my favourites. I love it :D
Published 16 months ago by Joachim Stelmach
5.0 out of 5 stars Depeche Mode at their very best!
This is quite possibly Depeche Mode's greatest album. Every single song is outstanding, and it includes several of my personal alltime favorite songs. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jan Patrik SahlstrÝm
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