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#338: Violator by Depeche Mode

7.06.2011


Violator by Depeche Mode (1990)

Favorite Track(s): "World In My Eyes" and "Personal Jesus" and "Halo" and "Waiting for the Night" and "Policy of Truth" and "Blue Dress"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) I actually have no idea what to expect from this album. Depeche Mode has always been a band I've dismissed as dated, shallow 80s music...mostly because of their name. Which is rude, because I have no idea what their name means. Or if they even are actually from the 80s.

(Post-Listening) Well, this album is from 1990, and the band is electronica! Two things I've learned today. Based on our past encounters you'd think I would have disliked anything in this genre, but I really enjoyed Violator. It was ethereal ("Waiting For the Night") and sexy and dark ("Halo") but lovely too, and accessible for non-Electronic listeners (at least I thought so).

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: Sure! I mean, I probably won't listen to it again, but I can understand why people would see it as more 'advanced' and just as quality.

1 comment:

Allie said...

I loooove "Personal Jesus." So sexxay