Pretenders (album) by Pretenders

Pretenders
Pretenders by Pretenders (1980)
Overall rank: 578th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (86th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (578th)

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Pretenders is ranked as the best album by Pretenders.

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From Street21221 07/23/2019 18:25
Favorite Tracks:Tattooed Love Boys, Stop Your Sobbing,Brass In Pocket
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From lstevens 05/01/2019 20:27
Overall: 8.6

Top Tracks: "Precious", "Stop Your Sobbing", "Brass in Pocket"

Tremendous debut. Great lyrics and excellent guitar riffs equate to some excellent rock and roll here. Few people did the female-led rock better than Chrissie Hynde.
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From garycottier 06/01/2016 21:16
Excellent debut album. It's still The Pretenders greatest record with some fantastic songwriting on show. Chrissie Hynde was never more better than she was here on tracks such as, precious, kid, and, brass in pocket. There were many fine debut albums around the late seventies/early eighties, this is one of them.
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From RoundTheBend 04/17/2016 03:33
Solid record, even if the hit is the only real standout... don't get me wrong, stellar performances, but also pretty plateaued.
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From F1Aaron 09/09/2015 20:16
Fantastic debut from The Pretenders, consistent songwriting throughout the whole album. Chrissie Hynde has a very very lovely voice and she's one of the best female rock vocalist of all time. Fun album to listen to. Favorites are Precious, Tattooed Love Boys, Private Life, Brass In Pocket, Mystery Achievement, and more
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From swhaze 01/09/2015 21:28
The Pretenders' debut is one of the most well-endowed arguments for gender equality in rock music.
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From LittleM1971 11/22/2014 11:44
Very good...what strikes me most about this album is the 1st side sounds like a debut album whilst side 2 feels like a follow up album.
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From bigeyedfish 05/11/2014 23:18
One of my all-time favorites. Great songs and an inimitable energy, rock-solid performances throughout. Surprised it's not a favorite here.
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From zdwyatt 10/22/2013 20:52
I like the tracks when she actually sings. The stacatto delivery on the more punk-like tracks doesn't do it for me.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
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10. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
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12. Sandinista! by The Clash
13. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
14. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
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