Pretenders (studio album) by Pretenders

Pretenders by Pretenders
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 591st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 563 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (91st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (591st)
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Pretenders is ranked as the best album by Pretenders.

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-PretendersLearning To Crawl

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Pretenders track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (93 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 77 (75 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (81 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 78 (75 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 79 (77 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 79 (88 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 86 (143 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 79 (82 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 563 votes)
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02/18/2024 09:26 wadwicz5  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 72086/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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Pretenders comments

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70/100
From 08/06/2022 16:03
Definitely unique album, I like instrumentals, vocals are hit (Brass In Pocket) or miss (The Wait) for me, some tracks are too long (Lovers Of Today, Private Life).
Best tracks: Brass In Pocket, Up The Neck
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From 12/02/2021 13:54
decent guitar etc and the iconic bass in pocket pop
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From 03/25/2021 00:33
So damn good.
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65/100
From 12/11/2020 18:17
Simple, catchy, enjoyable, my favorites are tracks 5 and 8.
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85/100
From 12/11/2020 16:49
Honestly, I like learning to crawl better. In term's of appreciation, this and learning to crawl are the same.
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80/100
From 11/27/2020 16:04
It takes a lot of confidence to stick the strongest tracks at the end of your debut album.
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70/100
From 07/10/2020 15:59
Meh! Brass In Pocket is a great throwback. Rating (72.92)
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95/100
From 04/03/2020 15:19
What an album to kick off the 80's! I liked it the first time I heard it, then I liked it better , with each listen.
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100/100
From 07/23/2019 18:25
Favorite Tracks:Tattooed Love Boys, Stop Your Sobbing,Brass In Pocket
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90/100
From 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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