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on 1 August 2001
Human League had a strugle making this record. They almost made the record twice, and had a hard time writing material. They went to the US and teamed up with Jam and Lewis (Produced Janet Jackson as well). From this record comes their second nr 1 hit in the US - Human. This record includes some great tunes. It is well produced and deserves a place in anyones collections. Money well spent.
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on 9 September 2002
I've had this album on vinyl since it's release in 1986 and I can wholeheartedly recommend this as a pleasant listening experience. Some of the tracks have a different style to what you might be expecting from the Human league but then again the League started out as an all-male hardcore electronic band before they recruited the girls and developed a more poppy style. At least four of the tracks are classic League tinglers, never ceasing to cause my hairs to stand on end.
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on 6 December 2007
i bought this on vinyl back in 86,i was a human league fan but also a fan of Jam & Lewis who were the biggest producers in the US at the time.It is very well produced and there are 3 or 4 big tracks on here,after Dare this is my most played League album,it grows on you and sounds very fresh,if a little american,even today.
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on 17 July 2011
This is the fifth album released by the Human League in 1986. Unlike their previous and subsequent albums it is R&B influenced. Crash provided the band with their second US No 1 single Human. It is a mixed bag, although there are a couple of brilliant songs like Human and the final track that they re-mixed 'Love is all that matters'. In my opinion, not one of their best works.
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on 5 September 2013
For an 80's soul boy meets new romantic this always hits the nostalgia sweetspot! The best of the UK meets Jam and Lewis, if it offends the purists so what, it proves that Oakey had his eyes firmly on the zeitgeist and a many were along for the ride!
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on 25 August 2002
A terrible album. Having failed to write a convincing set of songs themselves, The Human League decamped to the US to be produced by Jam and Lewis of Janet Jackson fame. Sure, J & L provided the album's two outstanding tracks, the treacly weepie US #1 Human, and the lush Love Is All That Matters. But if this suggests that their intervention was all to the album's benefit, think again. Their team's other contributions, the caterwailingly tuneless Swang and the plodding non-funk of I Need Your Loving only drag the album down still more, their awfulness overshadowing The League's own songs, which although mainly average, do include a couple of gems - Love On The Run, a storming Motown tune, and Are You Ever Coming Back?, an atmospheric ballad. Sadly, it is only the aforementioned low points that make this album memorable.
One for completists only.
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on 13 April 2011
....this is one of the League's best produced albums. The major criticism levelled at it is that it does not have the trademark Human League electropop sound. Who cares? Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are excellent producers, and managed to pen some fantastic, Janet Jackson-flavoured tracks for the band (think 'Control' and 'Rhythm Nation'), all of which have stood the test of time well. It spawned three singles, the most notable of which is 'Human', which was a huge hit in the United States and remains a live staple. Phil's commitment and enthusiasm for the project come to the fore here, and he manages to deliver some of the best vocals of his entire career, a cruel irony when you think about how badly the album faired amongst diehard fans. My only criticism of the album is the vocal performances (or lack thereof) of the "girls". They remain as tuneless and pointless as ever. Some singing lessons would certainly not go astray but, then again, pigs might fly.
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on 4 March 2005
It's a wonder that The Human League managed to survive after this one. They were definitely in artistic crisis at the time. Even the artwork is disasterous.The album is vulgarly American in sound and a frightening departure from the real Hunman League electrionic simplicity. Even the US no 1 "Human" is sickening.
Still, they did survive and went on to make 3 more brilliant albums. Only buy this one if you feel you need to complete your League collection.
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on 10 September 2014
everything is okay arrived on time in excellent condition thank you
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on 27 February 2010
What a horrible experience they inflicted on their fans. The League had lost all direction and all meaning. By this time, really they should have disbanded and renamed themselves; everyone needs to change and experiment but this was at the expense of their fans pocket and limits. In truth the League story was over with Dare and it's subsequent single releases. By Hysteria The League had mutated into something else and by Crash they were totally unrecognisable.
The shame of Crash came because it was a cobbled together album of the weakest songs, total lack of concept and a rush to make money on the League name. It was their downfall and justifiably so; if you show such disregard for your loyal fan-base, this is what happens.
There isn't much to say about the music (or rather lack of it). Of course with the League you always get the one great single but the rest is just hot-air. In fact they have always been a great singles band but as for albums the new League had their one shot and have never followed-up that genius. I miss the original four-man League and I miss the Martin Rushent League too, but the rest is something I prefer to leave alone.
Where Dare was the celebration of new life, Hysteria was the sudden unexplained accelerated decrepitude and Crash was the ultimate headless chicken running around the farm not realisng it is well and truly dead.
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