Violator (album dei Depeche Mode del 1990)

VIOLATOR é un album dei Depeche Mode pubblicato nel 1990 con 9 brani.

Personal Jesus, cavallo di battaglia del gruppo, spicca per la sua chitarra blues per poi assurgere ad un boogie incendiario dal profumo tribale. Altro classico è Enjoy the silence con bel giro di chitarra, una melodia sontuosa ed una velocizzazione che si deve al produttore Flood e ad Alan Wilder. World in my eyes suona irresistibile tra gelide tastiere e batteria elettronica. Sweetest perfection è la tenebrosa celebrazione di un canto oscuro. Policy of truth è un blues elettrico intriso di basso potente e chitarra distorta. Waiting for the night funge delicata in stile ambientale e carica di pulsazioni sonore. In Halo invece sono i bellissimi archi ad echeggiare grandezza. Blue dress è un brano torbido. Clean, elettronica e oscura, prende le distanze dall’originalità strizzando l’occhio a One of these days, capolavoro dei Pink Floyd.

Con 15 milioni di copie vendute è l’album di maggior successo dei Depeche Mode, innalzato dalla critica come uno dei migliori nella storia della musica unendo ricerca e sperimentazione, con generi quali synth pop, new wave, alternative dance e elettropop. Un contributo importante fu dato al disco dall’ingegnere del suono, l’italiano Pino Pischetola, mentre va sottolineata l’ispirazione tratta dal libro ELVIS AND ME di Priscilla Beaulieu, che spinse a cantare l’amore di una vita a Dave Ghan in Personal Jesus. Non di meno un plauso merita Martin Lee Gore, polistrumentista e autore dei nove brani del disco.

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