Dare (studio album) by The Human League

Dare by The Human League
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 788th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 404 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1981 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (116th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (788th)

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

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Dare track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 404 votes)
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05/13/2022 16:58 C_Krug2009  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16780/100
 
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05/08/2022 03:36 DanRoma47  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 46582/100
 
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04/08/2022 18:05 PapaShiz86  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,52378/100

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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 74.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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75/100
From 05/13/2022 17:01
Decent album. Classic 80s music for that kind of vibe. Pretty consistently good music throughout. No surprises that jump out except the last song.
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95/100
From 04/27/2022 01:21
After much exposure on MTV, the single "Don't You Want Me" hit #1 in the U.S. for 3 weeks during the summer of 1982 and the '2nd British Invasion' (new wave rock, synth-pop) was on. While I had been exposed to O.M.D. on College Radio, this album was a game changer for my circle of friends. My favorite album of 1982 (at this site 1981.)
Favorite Tracks: #3,4,8,9,10.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/20/2022 09:39
A memorable album from my gay disco DJ times, I played it all the time
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50/100
From 12/02/2021 14:10
promising in some. disappointing in others
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70/100
From 09/02/2021 22:03
I like the sound on this album, but I did not care for most of the songs. Highlights: Darkness, I Am the Law, Don't You Want Me.
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75/100
From 05/10/2020 14:16
Classic album. Wonderful mix of pop at its best with electronic brilliance. A brilliant trio to open, great tracks like I Am the Law in between, and the two classic singles to finish.
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85/100
From 11/17/2019 15:38
No 808 or 303 on this. Drums are LinnDrum. Sleeve notes list all the gear they used. Great production by Martin Rushent.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 05/03/2019 18:55
Proof that minimalism works! A Roland TB303, a TR808, a couple of lead synths and a suitcase full of creativity. Although the lead vocal is not on a par with similar bands of the era, coupled with two female backing singers it really worked. After the departure of Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware for Heaven 17, many thought it was the end of The Human League. This album certainly proved this was not the case. Essential eighties synth pop!
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Rating:  
85/100
From 02/24/2019 18:57
80's classic - love that sound
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95/100
From 02/08/2019 03:40
New Wave perfection. Great all the way through especially the second half. Synth heaven.
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