True (studio album) by Spandau Ballet

True
True by Spandau Ballet
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 6,674th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 59 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1983 (97th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,007th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,674th)
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SPANDAU BALLET TRUE PS 45 1983
Condition: Used
Time left: 1h 9m 39s
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Spandau Ballet Vinyl Singles Bundle X 2 True & Gold
Condition: Used
Time left: 2h 49m 30s
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Spandau Ballet ‎/ True, Lifeline / JAPAN RECORD W/OBI WWS-50140 1983
Condition: Used
Time left: 3h 8m 57s
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True is ranked as the best album by Spandau Ballet.

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74/100 (from 59 votes)
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From 11/20/2020 13:32
Spandau Ballet may have to be classified as the quinessential new-wave synth-pop band of all time, but with "True" the group reached a pinnacle. Each song brings the icy cold, detached, robotic textures associated with the era's stereotypical non-human origins- but Tony Hadley's expressive vocal talents gave each song a heartbeat. He along with ABC's Martin Fry were comparable as big-voiced singers of the era, with synthesized music backing. This album was so popular that it warranted a re-issue/re-release in 2003, 2008, 2010. The Tracks, highlighted by the album's title track, and featuring radio friendly tunes like "Gold" and "Communication" are a terrific nostalgia trip back to the 80s.
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From 09/25/2019 16:23
One of the first albums I ever got into. Every tune is catchy and memorable. Tony Hadley has an outstanding voice.
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From 02/15/2018 03:08
This band has more style than substance. Still, there are some really catching songs (True, Gold) that get under your skin. In the end you will be humming or singing them in the most unusual places.
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From 12/19/2012 01:17
I don't give a FUCK how gay you think Spandau Ballet is. This album owns.
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From 05/07/2012 11:25
well... "True" is awesome
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