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 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 73.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.
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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.
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....
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.
Catchy beats that are occasionally left in hollow backgrounds.
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
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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