Dare (studio album) by The Human League
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Dare is ranked as the best album by The Human League.
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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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Decent album. Classic 80s music for that kind of vibe. Pretty consistently good music throughout. No surprises that jump out except the last song.
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.
A memorable album from my gay disco DJ times, I played it all the time
promising in some. disappointing in others
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.
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.
No 808 or 303 on this. Drums are LinnDrum. Sleeve notes list all the gear they used. Great production by Martin Rushent.
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!
80's classic - love that sound
New Wave perfection. Great all the way through especially the second half. Synth heaven.
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