Hunting High And Low (studio album) by a-ha

Hunting High And Low
Hunting High And Low by a-ha
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 2,000th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 234 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1985 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (318th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,000th)
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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 234 votes)
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75/100
From 11/29/2018 00:30
I was really surprised when I listened to this album the very first time in the cold winter of 1985. The popular hits "Take On Me" and "The Sun Always Shines" are pop gold while the rest of the album sounds much more melancholic. But there's not a single bad song on the album and it creates a really great balance between fun and melancholy with interesting instrumentation and good vocals.
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90/100
From 07/14/2018 13:49
One of the best synth pop/rock albums of all time. This sits at the top of my synth pop/rock tree with Alphaville 'Forever Young' and Thomson Twins 'The Gap'. The music here as with the other two albums is much more than pop. You only have to listen to the instrumentation to hear this. As an added bonus I have a mint copy on clear vinyl!
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From 02/24/2017 18:25
Take on me, and, The sun always shines on TV', are two great eighties pop singles, and although the rest are not quite in the same class as those two, there are some good songs here. The title track and, Train of thought, are the strongest of the other tracks. A good, albeit not great pop album.
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From 06/05/2016 05:57
Favoritas: Take On Me, The Sun Always Shine On Tv, Train Of Thought, Living a Boy's Adventure Tale
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95/100
From 12/27/2014 00:42
One of the best Synthpop albums. Take On Me is a great song but it has been played to death. Train Of Thought, Hunting High and Low, The Sun Always Shines On TV and Love Is Reason are my favorites
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From 10/25/2014 13:57
Good if you like 80's pop music. Otherwise, it won't stand out at all.
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From 05/07/2014 13:10
Best Songs: Take On Me, The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
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30/100
From 04/24/2014 21:43
some strong (and commercially successful) songs here, but also quite a handful of uninspired fillers.
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75/100
From 02/23/2014 00:16
I think it's the best {2 strong hits)
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From 12/10/2013 21:07
Rather Good / Good
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