15 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On the follow-up to 1987's Music for the Masses, Depeche Mode made good on their promise of super-sized synth-pop, as bold as it is moody. "World in My Eyes" opens the album with a slinky hint of techno and a sweeping chorus, and "Enjoy the Silence" and "Policy of Truth" deliver some of the band's brightest melodies to date, smuggling rock guitars under the cover of dance beats. The swaggering, country-infused "Personal Jesus," meanwhile, plays out their leather-clad fantasies of sin and redemption with impeccable style.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On the follow-up to 1987's Music for the Masses, Depeche Mode made good on their promise of super-sized synth-pop, as bold as it is moody. "World in My Eyes" opens the album with a slinky hint of techno and a sweeping chorus, and "Enjoy the Silence" and "Policy of Truth" deliver some of the band's brightest melodies to date, smuggling rock guitars under the cover of dance beats. The swaggering, country-infused "Personal Jesus," meanwhile, plays out their leather-clad fantasies of sin and redemption with impeccable style.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
439 Ratings

439 Ratings

Sinner ,

brilliant!!!

Awesome, It's just as a clear and crisp to the 5.1 DVD audio mix!!! A true DM fan will want this, the differnce is truely noticeable. Despite the fact there is no booklet, but then again we want the music!!!
And with the B-sides added to it, is a very huge plus!!!!

gibson335 ,

sweetest perfection

I had forgotten how great this album is, but it's virtually perfect from start to finish. One of those rare albums where EVERY song is great. Regardless of how you feel about synth-pop, club music or depeche mode in general, these are just incredibly well-written, catchy, melodic and intensely moving songs. You can't help but move when you hear these and they still hold up 20 years later. Solid, strong, awesome - You can't go wrong with this album!

fujikochan ,

Best Value!

If you have a choice between the original release of Violator and this, buy this! They are both the same price. Stereo sound + EXCELLENT B-sides (including three of DM's best: Sea of Sin, Happiest Girl, and Dangerous) make this an excellent value. Heck, if you own the CD version (and what DM fan doesn't?), buy this for the stereo sound and the additional six songs. One of my favorite iTunes purchases ever.

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