Pretenders (studio album) by Pretenders

Pretenders
Pretenders by Pretenders
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 635th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 469 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (94th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (635th)
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CD DOUBLE ALBUM - DRIVE TIME - PRETENDERS / CHER / CRANBERRIES / TEARS FOR FEARS
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Time left: 1m 52s
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CD TRIPLE ALBUM - WEEKEND SONGS - JAMES BLUNT / MICHAEL BUBLE / PRETENDERS
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Time left: 3m 49s
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Animal Nightlife ‎– Love Is Just The Great Pretender 1985 [IS200] 7" Vinyl
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Time left: 19m 55s
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Pretenders bestography

Pretenders is ranked as the best album by Pretenders.

Pretenders album bestography « Higher ranked This album (635th) Lower ranked (1,642nd) »
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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 (73 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 86 (114 votes)Comments: 1
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 469 votes)
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09/13/2020 14:12 xhitmanx  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 57877/100
 
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09/11/2020 11:00 Aramis  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,01064/100
 
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09/05/2020 07:33 Tamthebam  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 18,48368/100
 
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08/19/2020 20:17 Chrispeater  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91675/100
 
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08/17/2020 21:51 inthishole  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 38178/100

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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 78.9/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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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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95/100
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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80/100
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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95/100
From 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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80/100
From 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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85/100
From 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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95/100
From 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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2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
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