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  • Artist(s): Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
  • Summary: The latest release from the synthpop duo Andy Bell and Vince Clarke was produced by Richard X.
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  1. Sep 26, 2014
    80
    Moreso than 2011's Tomorrow's World, The Violet Flame is an accessible blessing for longtime fans and curious newcomers alike.
  2. Sep 30, 2014
    80
    With all the elements in place, the late-era The Violet Flame sits on the top shelf of Erasure albums, and considering all the greatness in the back catalog, that's no easy task.
  3. Sep 26, 2014
    70
    Andy Bell and Vince Clarke mince nothing in delivering a brand of music for which they are so well-known.
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    60
    The Violet Flame is a decent, solid album that will satisfy the faithful, while reminding the rest of the public that they’re still a going concern.
  5. 58
    It’s an album you can approach and recognize even if you haven’t kept up with the recent catalog, but it might not set your heart alight.
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