500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Depeche Mode, 'Violator'

342. Depeche Mode, 'Violator'

Sire, 1990

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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