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Credo [Import]

Human LeagueAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Credo
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The Human League are so credible it’s incredible. In fact, they’re probably more highly regarded in 2011 than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare!
They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams, citing them as an influence. Now the dubstep generation – notably, ... Read more in Amazon's Human League Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 29, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B004EPXK7C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,116 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Never Let Me Go
2. Night People
3. Sky
4. Into The Night
5. Egomaniac
6. Single Minded
7. Electric Shock
8. Get Together
9. Privilege
10. Breaking The Chains
11. When The Stars Start
12. To Shine

Editorial Reviews

Credo is part of a particular pop lineage that goes from Bowie, Roxy and Kraftwerk to Donna Summer, Chic and Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga, Usher and Girls Aloud. Supremely infectious chart pop music with a twist of subversion. Credo manages to makes itself heard above the brashest state of the art pop productions and brings some of that primitive essence to the milieu, as well as The Human League s unique quality of apartness. Wall of Sound. 2011

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Modern Retro...a good return! April 3, 2011
Format:Audio CD
While it is hard to believe it has been 10 years since The Human League released Secrets and 30 years since Dare! In the interim, the band continued to tour and write music. Credo is a great return to form, mixing some retro synth sounds with modern bass/dance beats, Philip Oakey's baritone voice, and the Susan Ann and Joanne's singing. The result is a great return to form. From the first "ohhh" of the first song and second single release, "Never Let Me Go", the sound is distinctly the Human League and rarely missed form throughout the record.

"Never Let Me Go" is one of the stronger songs on the album and starts the disc off with classic Human League sound. Like "One Man In My Heart" from Octopus, Susan Ann Sulley takes the lead vocals. The song has a toe tapping beat a chorus that you will be singing for days.

"Night People" was the lead single and begs to be danced to! The lyrics contain some of the typical Human League rhymes, "Leave your cornflakes in your freezers, Leave your chocolate and your cheeses, Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, Give your soul what ere it pleases", that make you scratch your head if you listen too closely. But this is not meant to be lyrical dynamo, it is to get your feet moving.

"Egomaniac" is the second single in most of Europe. It is a repetitive dance number that blends traditional Human League sounds with a more dance-able beat and sound.

"Electric Shock" was a great surprise. Right from the first listen, it grabs a hold of you and makes you want to get on the dance floor. The lyrics are simplistic, but catchy. Definitely one of the highlights of the album.

"When the Stars Start to Shine" closes the disc with a song that surprises on multiple fronts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite enjoyable, but not inspired April 6, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Given the real possibility of never again hearing anything new from the Human League, it's a real cause for celebration to have some new music from this truly great band.

I have to admit, "Credo" has grown on me--from not liking it very much on a first listen, to now enjoying it a lot. It's received wildly mixed reviews in England, from high praise to being panned. For me, I don't think "Credo" is going to stand in the upper echelons of The Human League's work, but it's a solid effort that is enjoyable and worth having if you are a fan. However, I'd be surprised if "Credo" will make new fans of The Human League.

Overall, "Credo" seems a lot more riff-oriented, rather than containing fully fleshed-out songs. There's nothing on this CD that reaches the heights of their best work, such as "Soundtrack To A Generation" from Romantic or "Reflections" or "You'll Be Sorry" from Secrets, or "The Lebanon" from Hysteria, etc. Still, there are a lot of very solid songs that eventually get under your skin, even if they would not be considered among the band's best material.

It was daring to open the CD with "Never Let Me Go," a song sung by Suzanne Sulley. However, it's unfortunate that her voice is processed with a pitch correcter so that she's always in-tune. Memo to the band: Part of the charm of the Human League is hearing singers who are just slightly out of tune, so it's not a positive that this sort of technology is being used on Suzanne. Thankfully, the technology is never used on Phil Oakey's voice (witness Phil's wonderfully out-of-tune singing on "Privelege").

Strongest tracks include "Sky," "Single Minded," "Egomaniac," "Electric Shock," "Privelege," and "When The Stars Start To Shine." There are no weak songs on the CD.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good album by The Human League May 24, 2011
By William
Format:Audio CD
I wish Human League would not take so much time between albums, hopefully next album will not be in ten years like the wait for Credo. I really love this album, it is classic Human League at some points one really feels like your back in time like it is 1984 or 1986, great album! Some of my favorite songs are Breaking The Chains, Night People, and Electric Shock. I also really like Privilege, Sky, and Egomaniac. Human League is so creative and talented, they stand the test of time. I live in the United States so had to buy the album online for some bizarre reason it is only released in stores in Europe seems quite odd for such a good album. As a fan of the band since I was a teen I highly recommend Credo to longtime Human League or new fans of this unique group! Good work, Phil, Joanne, and Susan!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible return by the Human League July 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After listening to some previews of the music, I wasn't sure. But, being a fan of the Human League since the '80s, and since I have every other CD of theirs, I decided to try it. After listening, it was okay...but after 3 or 4 listens, it's absolutely incredible. It is one of those recordings that you have to listen to several times before becoming addicted to the music. But, it's worth it! I cannot get these songs out of my head. Highly recommended for any Human League fan!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive album June 2, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This new Human League album has certainly generated a wide spectrum of feedback.

I love it. I believe the band have achieved something that's quite difficult; making an album that is current and 'of it's time', yet allowing the fans from 30 years ago to embrace the music.

The album to me has a classic Human League minimalism. The opening track - Never Let Me Go - had me singing along in no time, and there's an amazing remix for those that what a 'fuller' more danceable track. Night People was the first single and the song that had me eagerly waiting for the album; another classic track.

Sky has some intriguing lyrics, and some tracks - like Egomaniac - have trademark Human League dark humor.

Electric Shock was a pleasant surprise. Like a cheap (but good quality) bottle of champagne, it has lots of fizz and is delightfully delicious.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Got better with repeated listening
On first listen, this has more of the simplistic sound that you might have heard on earlier works like Dare. Read more
Published 8 months ago by basementjack
5.0 out of 5 stars great!!!
the cd was very good and i received like as described and I listen it every day I love Human League.
Published 14 months ago by Sabry
5.0 out of 5 stars The best since DARE
This is the best effort by Human League since DARE. It is upbeat and the songs are blended perfectly. Their voices have not changed in 30 years, and that is quite remarkable. Read more
Published on July 9, 2012 by JRD
3.0 out of 5 stars Modern, Yet Inconsistent
Having been a Human League fan for 10 years, I can accurately say that Credo does not rank among the band's best albums. Read more
Published on April 4, 2012 by Dr. D
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album with the signature Human League sound
CREDO (2011) is the Human League's first studio album in ten years, it has great synthesizer sounds with heavy dance beats supporting the vocals of Philip Oakey, Susan Sulley and... Read more
Published on February 20, 2012 by S. Sullender
1.0 out of 5 stars PHIL NEEDS ANTI DEPRESSANTS
THIS IS A MESS. After all the build up I have never been so disappointed. There is no melody, or anything catchy rhythm wise. I seriously see this as a huge blemish. Read more
Published on November 6, 2011 by P. Ambrose
2.0 out of 5 stars Long time fan
One of the worst albums I have ever listened to. No where near what you'd expect from human league. The music tracks sound like they were made with a casio keyboard from the 80's... Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by larams
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic album.
This is a fantastic album! The songs are great. The production is great. Their best album in quite a long time.
Published on July 31, 2011 by dwnewyork
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Effort
I was a bit leery after hearing the samples available -- but I got the CD and am amazed at this latest Leage effort. Great stuff!
Published on May 17, 2011 by portadelsol
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks something
I've been a Human League fan for a long time, and have bought my share of mediocre releases from them over the past few decades. But this one really seems weak. Read more
Published on April 27, 2011 by Michael Dixon
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