Album: Violator

Depeche Mode. Violator. Sire W2 26081, 1990. (on CD, second-hand)

Everything about this is extremely corny. “Personal Jesus” is really the only song on here that doesn’t completely suck. And yet, I can’t help thinking of this album as a classic. I’m not sure if it’s inexplicably good in spite of everything, or if I elevate it because it’s my stand-in for an entire era/style that I don’t otherwise listen to, or if it’s just a guilty pleasure. But I think it might be the former.

8/10 (Great)

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