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CD: The Human League - Credo | reviews, news & interviews

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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