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  • Audio CD (23 July 1984)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B0000070ZE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,079 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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By A Customer on 24 Feb. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album is one of my League favorites. A few of the songs are a bit weak... but overall it is a brillant album. The synth sounds are sweet. Joannes and Susanne's angelic voices are as good as ever... especially in "I Love You Too Much." "Rock Me Again and Again (Seven times)" is repetitively catchy. "Louise" and "Life On Your Own," are great Abbaesque ballads and quiet a departure from the Leagues earlier work. Sentimental and charming never-the-less. "Betrayed & So Hurt" awesome synth sounds and vocals. And finally "The Sign" very Fascination like... and very good. If you can, get ahold of it's remix it's a gem. Over all people should not have expected a Dare II. It's only natural that things change, and I'm glad the League did... they've always tried hard not to stick to a certain sound, and to be true to themselves and the music. A League esential... if you don't like it, listen to it again you might be surprised.
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Let's get serious for a moment. Hysteria is the Human League's best album. Following on after a huge selling album is, to some ears, impossible and I suspect the knives were poised before it was released. 'Dare' was an outstanding album, with at least four great pop songs - but 'Hysteria' is more consistent over all ten tracks. The introduction of guitar and bass guitar gives the sound more breadth and gravitas. Indeed, the bass-lines on this album are some of the most impressive ever committed to recorded music, particularly 'I Love You Too Much' and 'The Lebanon'...well, all of them really. If your ears are attuned to low frequencies you'll love this - 'Dare' sounds a bit plastic and tinny in comparison. The whole effort is very tight and, while it doesn't offer as great a song as 'Don't You Want Me', you never feel like reaching for the skip button. I can only think that it appeared to be a disappointment upon first release because of the three year gap from 'Dare'. Of course nowadays three years is de rigeuer, even after top selling debut albums.
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"Hysteria" came to be the result of leftovers and re-workings of a multitude of studio rejections that didn't make it on to they're stratospheric- blockbuster album "Dare." It shows; but whilst we aren't talking about a really poor effort here, it does appear tepidly uneven however, with both stunning and dare I say:- songs that equally tank too. This places "Hysteria" in the realms of a roughly average quality CD. Weak transitions, an absence of spine tingling moments and uninspired songwriting are the real negative big hitters here.,

On a positive aspect, (and there are a few!), is certainly the trio of "The Lebanon, louise and Don't you know I want you". They could have most definitely come up with an excellent EP along those ones. The average plodders include a-bit of the album from "I'm coming back & I love you too much", to "Betrayed, The sign & So hurt". But the real letdowns here is "Rock me (x6) & Life on you're own" which are truly terrible in every aspect.

This CD does showcase some competency and merit here, but it remains one of the league's weakest albums and as a result would probably only be of extensive value to the fans of the band.
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After the brilliant and innovative DARE everyone had very high hopes of the Human Leagues fourth album Hysteria, particularly following the worldwide success of Dare. Hysteria was released, three years later in 1984. There were three singles from the album that made the top-twenty of the UK singles chart and only one, The Lebanon charted in the US. This in my opinion was the best song on the album.
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A must have for any Human League fan! I think this album got an unfair review from many critics. Songs like "I Love you to Much, Rock Me Again, The Sign", and "So Hurt" are fantastic. Suzanne and Joanne's voices enhance many of these tracks. Also true with "Louise" and "Life on your Own" which are slower and more sentimental, both still wonderful. A heavenly album from a great band. Too bad the League didn't promote this album more in the States.
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the follow up to dare was always going to be difficult!!!!

from what ive read a lot of the band had different ideas and wanted them all on here and some should have been left well behind.

tracks like i love you too much, rock me again are just awful!!!!

on a possitive note there are some underated classics on here such as the sign and so hurt!

the three single releases (the lebanon)...fantastic but a bit to heavy and political for some(not me!)...(louise)....pure classy pop love song...and (life on your own)...classy,wonderful and my personal favourite...but why did they release a song which starts "winter is approaching, theres snow upon the ground" in the spring...sure it wasnt the league but record company big wigs!

this album was am important mile stone for the league..the wonderful girls feature more...some original members left...it showed where they were heading...

not the best album they recorded but not the worst...well save that for crash!!!!
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