“Violator” was released on March 19, 1990, and it is widely regarded as one of the band’s most successful and influential albums.
The album features a blend of synthpop, alternative rock, and darkwave elements, with introspective lyrics and atmospheric electronic soundscapes. It marked a significant shift in Depeche Mode’s sound, embracing a darker and more mature tone compared to their previous releases.
“Violator” includes some of Depeche Mode’s most iconic and enduring songs, such as “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence,” and “Policy of Truth.” These tracks achieved widespread commercial success and critical acclaim, solidifying the band’s popularity and elevating them to international stardom.
With its brooding atmosphere, infectious melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics, “Violator” remains a cornerstone of electronic music and a landmark album in Depeche Mode’s discography.
1. World In My Eyes
2. Sweetest Perfection
3. Personal Jesus
5. Waiting For The Night
1. Enjoy The Silence
2. Policy Of Truth
3. Blue Dress