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Pretenders (album) by The Pretenders 

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Pretenders
Pretenders by The Pretenders (1980)
Overall rank: 573rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 402 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1980 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (85th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (573rd)

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The Pretenders bestography

Pretenders is ranked as the best album by The Pretenders.

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Pretenders ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 402 votes)
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95/100
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 sethmadsen 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 timtooky 03/09/2014 20:06
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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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From Bork 06/08/2013 02:54
Not much to add. Precious, Tattooed Love Boys, and Brass in Pocket hover over a good crowd.
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From Bobby Jean 09/04/2012 19:45
One of the best debuts ever.
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