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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Depeche Mode, 'Violator'


Depeche Mode, 'Violator'
342/500

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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