Depeche Mode
Violator

Genres: Synthpop

Parent genres: Electronic, Pop



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
College Music Journal (USA) - Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Ned Raggett (USA) - The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties (1999) 2
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - The 90s Top 100 Essential Albums (1999) 11
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1990s (2012) 58
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2010) 57
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 342
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2011) 37
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 103
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 103
Thump (USA) - The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time (2015) 11
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Next stop
Treble (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (10 per Year) (2008) 1
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Muzik (UK) - Top 50 Dance Albums of All Time (2002) 30
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 444
Q (UK) - In Our Lifetime: Q's 100 Best Albums 1986-94 (1995) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Select (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (1996) 66
Terrorizer (UK) - The 100 Most Important Albums of the 90s (2000) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 67
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 3
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
Groove (Germany) - The 100 Best Electronic Albums (2013) 36
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 90s (2005) 50
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 65
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2010) 27
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2009) 45
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 962
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 55
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Babylon (Greece) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (1999) 11
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (2005) 86
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 1 Bone
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade C-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3.5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4.5 Stars
Slant (USA) - The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums (2004) 4.5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 8
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 7
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 2 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6
End of Year Lists
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 50
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Select (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Vox (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Rumba (Finland) - Albums of the Year 5
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 47


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The Prodigy
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