100 Best Albums of the Nineties

From Moby to Nirvana, the records that defined a decade

Depeche Mode, 'Violator'

57. Depeche Mode, 'Violator'

For many Depeche Mode fans, Violator is the crowning glory of the boys' black-leather period. In "Sweetest Perfection," "Halo" and "World in My Eyes," they turn teen angst and sexual obsession into grand synth-pop melodrama, and their attempt at guitar rock resulted in a hit with "Personal Jesus."

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