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CD: The Human League - Credo

CD: The Human League - Credo

Eighties synth-poppers please but struggle to prove their relevance

The Human League: Enjoyable just to hear them doing their thing

Listening to The Human League’s Credo is a bit like listening to one of Ray Davies’s more recent outings – you know they’ve both said all they have to say years ago, but there is still something very pleasing about just hearing them do their thing. I use the word "say", however, in the loosest sense, as part of Credo’s charm is its extraordinarily prosaic lyrics, strong on storylines yet purposely piling banality on top of cliché, where “stranger” rhymes with “danger” and we learn things like “Yhere is a place the night people go/ There is a place that only night people know”.

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And yet, despite everything, it is just difficult to imagine exactly what kind of audience would really go for a Human League album in the second decade of the 21st century. Gay clubs, almost certainly
Says it all really doesnt it! Flop!

The Human League are a Butlins band on a bargain basement comeback. About as credible as the Chuckle Brothers releasing a CD.

Yeah, cause things that go down in gay clubs are never commercially successful... calling Lady Gaga!

Meerkovo you do get about don't you? Have you really got nothing better to do with your life than spend it being bitter and negative? Oh and fyi The Human League have NEVER played Butlins or anywhere remotely like it, they've done an only one '80's' tour and that was back in 2002. One thing they have done of course is made more money in a year than you are likely to make in a lifetime. And had a lot of fun spending it.

Human League are sad nostalgia band for old people.... you cant polish a turd. They are no Lady Gaga, (they could be Lady Gaga's grand parents tho) They should just retire and let Glee cover their stuff from 30 years ago.

Poor....1980s pensioners try to get 'down wiv da kids', dont waste your money if you are under 50 years old

Middle of the road - Katie Perry esq fluff

They are still, and will always be, a legend. They have a unique sound that has influenced the entire modern music scene and they have been copied a thousand times at least. They were there at the very start of the electronic music scene and still cast a massive long shadow. I'm not a die-hard fan of the band, but I do love music of all genres and your review sounds like it is from a very young person with no sense of musical history or culture (like many of the comments). Pay me the same money, and I will write a much better review - and BTW, most dance and electronic acts are first discovered/supported by gays before they reach the mainstream. What kind of music fan doesn't know this? Perhaps a homophobic straight boy (see comments for more of the same). Do you ever even go to clubs, Russ? As for the "northern clubs" reference - that makes you look like a real ignorant w*nker. Do you honestly believe there is a north/south music divide? Have you ever even been to the north of England? Please wake up Russ, it's been the 21st Century for quite a while now. You've made yourself appear pretty foolish and bigoted with your review.

Have heard this album at the weekend. Sounds like good stuff -glad an old band can still make good music. Looking forward to having it on my ipod.

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