Video of The Day: Depeche Mode

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Depeche Mode's Violator turns 30 today. 3-0. How is it even possible for this masterpiece of a record to be 30 years old (I think it's even older in corona years)? I can still vaguely remember when it came out, and remember seeing the album's videos on MTV (yes, younger generations, MTV used to show pretty much all videos once upon a time).

Anyway, seeing as Violator is one of my favorite records of all-time, I couldn't possibly let such a big birthday go by without saying a little something about it.

"Personal Jesus" has a great video, and while "Enjoy the Silence" is still my favorite song on Violator, "Personal Jesus" clip is rather excellent - brooding and brimming over with sex appeal in its mix of black and white and sun-bleached color. Sexy song, sexy video. So away we go, back to the last decade of the 20th century, 

[posted 3.19.20]


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