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Dare (album) by The Human League

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Dare
Dare by The Human League (1981)
Overall rank: 853rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 315 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1981 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (130th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (853rd)

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THE HUMAN LEAGUE- Dare LP (1981 UK Vinyl EX-) LYRIC INNER Dont You Want Me SYNTH
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The Human League bestography

Dare is ranked as the best album by The Human League.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 315 votes)
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85/100
80's classic - love that sound
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New Wave perfection. Great all the way through especially the second half. Synth heaven.
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75/100
I loved the band at the time and had the album years ago but never replaced it with CD so lost track of this album for over 30 years. Gave it a fresh listen in 2017 and the tracks jumped back to me.
The Sound Of The Crowd was my favourite back then and remains so. Don't You Want Me, I Am The Law and The Things That Dreams Are Made Of show them at their best with their electric pop.
Darkness and Get Carter I can take or leave. Will be interesting to see if they keep top 100 after the nostalgia wears and I have many new albums to listen to....
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95/100
Strawberry shortcake synth pop at its best. Heavenly swirling synthesizers and without an odious drum kit or guitar in site maybe one of the most revolutionary albums to receive popular and critical aclaim.
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70/100
Catchy beats that are occasionally left in hollow backgrounds.
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75/100
As a 50 yo life long music fan the first record I ever purchased with my own money and free will was....Dare ! I remember buying it from Bundaberg ( QLD AUSTRALIA) Target & riding home on my bike & listening to it over and over again. I have this album to this very day What a great album to be my first , I listened to it for the first time in ages recently and boy did the memories come flooding back. Oh and it’s stood the test of time quite well IMO. Human League never came close to Dare in the ensuing years , and let’s be honest “ The Lebanon “ positively stinks. A well credentialed Music Critic once declared Dare alongside Abbey Road as an all time classic, dunno about that but Dare is bloody awesome
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75/100
Enjoyable early 80's synth album, lead vocals I always find a little limited. When I consider Replicas was released two years prior to this album it's not as exciting. I'm an 80's synth lover but this isn't one of my favourites, there are certainly more melodic albums, but this still gets listened to. Don't You Want Me was a bit of a phenomenon though, and deservedly so.
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90/100
One of the essential electro pop recordings. Dare, is a great album, the best the Human League ever made and it remains a highly influential LP. Don't you want me, is off course a classic track, a massive hit single in 1981. Elsewhere, love action, and, open your heart, are two more stunning songs. A superb release, an essential early eighties recording.
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Best track: Don't You Want Me baby dont you want me oooohhhh
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85/100
Boring?! Haha. Anyways if it is abba + kraftwerk, that's possibly the biggest compliment ever and sounds like the ultimate pop band. Not quite as fantastic as that really but pretty damn good.
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