Credo - The Human League
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  • Summary: This is the first album in more than a decade for the English trio.
  • Record Label: Ais / Wall of Sound
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Punk/New Wave, Synth Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    75
    The tunes are repetitive in the vein of Oakey's earliest industrial post-punk '70s rants, but with the angry friction of those heady times cooled off, like a trip to the corner after a heated outburst. And if the album doesn't quite attain the life-altering awesomeness of Dare--well, what album does, really?
  2. 70
    This time with their best songs since "Tell Me When" in 1995. In more ways than one, timeless.
  3. What matters is that the I Monster team have cooked up a production that matches our expectations of a League LP.
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    Despite the plethora of lovely moments it feels like a collection of songs rather than an album. Something--call it a heart--is missing.
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    It wears thin over the course of an album, and an appreciation for Eighties synth-pop is a must, but for a band in their thirty-fourth year, the League are still on good form.
  6. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    At times Credo sounds like The Human League of today trying to be The Human League of the past, which makes for uncomfortable listening. That said, it's probably still better than it has any right to be, given the time between the group's hits and their missing out on chart positions nowadays.
  7. Apr 26, 2011
    30
    You get the impression Credo came this close to being pretty good then overshot the mark and crashed in a tangled mess. Yes, the Human League are still laboring on. But dignity? Fast running out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 2, 2012
    8
    Really good to see they're still going and their latest album is gets better after a few listens. Their live show is better than the new record however so catch that if you can. Can't wait for the next album in 10 years; that one one is going to be fantastic! Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    4
    Yikes - autotune on a Human League album?? they are supposed to be trend SETTERS not followers. That said, never let me go is not bad. Night People sounds like weird science...a little cheezy. Sky is a good track. I think the new wave bands releasing new material in the old style should be rated as if the album was released during the heyday...with that I would say this is an also ran in their pantheon of albums. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    2
    This is by far the worst Human League album ever. It's a pity they decided to release this. If you think there is at least one good track then you are mistaken. Maybe it is hardly to believe, but three singles: Night People, Never Let Me Go and Sky are the best moments on this album. And it's not that this album should be released in the 80's. It's just pieces of crap. Sadly... Expand