High quality 180 gram import of the British synthpop titans' 1990 full-length. Depeche Mode's first album of the 90s saw the group taking a new approach to songwriting. Where previous efforts were completely planned out, the group went into the recording of Violator keeping all pre-production work to a minimum. It was their first time working with producer Mark "Flood" Ellis, as well as seasoned DJ and producer François Kevorkian. Flood worked closely with Alan Wilder to produce the majority of the tracks after the band had all contributed ideas. The results sound just as good today as they did when they were first released. Just listen to the singles that helped propel the group to worldwide fame and critical acclaim. "Personal Jesus," "World In My Eyes," "Enjoy The Silence," and "Policy Of Truth" are instantly recognizable classics. It's amazing that the band was able to turn out so many successful songs on one album. If you're going to own one Depeche Mode album it should be this one. 180 gram import pressing in a gatefold sleeve with updated liner notes. Recommended.
- high-quality European import
- 180g black vinyl pressing
- housed in gatefold jacket w/ printed inner sleeve
- original release year: 1990
- music label: Mute 2019
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 05/2014