Pretenders (studio album) by Pretenders

Pretenders by Pretenders
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 640th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 502 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (96th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (640th)
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Pretenders : The Singles (1987) CD | Sire | Early Warner Press | MINT (M/M)
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Time left: 9m 31s
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Pretenders - Louie Louie Sire 49819 Vinyl 45 rpm Record
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PRETENDERS - Hymn To Her *DOUBLE PACK* - Excellent Con 7" Single Real YZ 93F
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Pretenders bestography

Pretenders is ranked as the best album by Pretenders.

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Pretenders track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (77 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 78 (63 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (68 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 82 (87 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 502 votes)
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41 hours ago Cytoma  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91375/100
 
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09/23/2021 00:56 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11,00574/100
 
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09/22/2021 19:14 Fevernova  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 78383/100
 
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09/19/2021 03:38 OurKid77  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,35276/100
 
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09/13/2021 03:19 samr2002  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11080/100

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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 78.8/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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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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From 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 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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