Kate FM’s Album of the Week (July 7): “Violator” by Depeche Mode

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Release Date: March 19th, 1990

Number of Songs: 9

Album Notes: As it was the seventh studio album produced by the group, they felt the formula was beginning to get a bit stale. So, collectively, the group decided to change their process and reinvent their sound for their first album of a new decade. As a result, the group adopted a sort of synth pop sound. The result of the experiment worked, as the album received critical acclaim and made it all the way to No. 2 on the UK Album Chart and No. 7 on the world charts.

DJ’s Take, Courtesy of Annie Bond

Three Words: Cohesive, New Wave, Political

Favorite Song: Personal Jesus

Four Stars

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