The Human League-Dare (1981)

My Rating: 80% (B+)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 80%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. The Things Dreams Are Made Of
  2. Open Your Heart
  3. The Sound Of The Crowd
  4. Darkness
  5. Do Or Die
  6. Get Carter
  7. I Am The Law
  8. Seconds
  9. Love Action (I Believe In Love)
  10. Don’t You Want Mett

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

In the mood for easily danceable electronic from the 80’s.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Hilarious. It’s weird. I like it.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Already own it on vinyl and it’s a lot of fun.

Final Thoughts:

The Human League is so much fun, but more than that they are political and heartbreaking as well (check out Seconds off this album). Dare is a great introduction to this band, it’s so 80’s sounding in the best possible way. Like somebody singing over Sega Genesis soundeffects (especially Do or Die) Dare has enough substance and interesting beats to make this album worth your time.

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