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"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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
I still think Secret is right up there on top, but this is a great CD, and a must have.
On first listen, this has more of the simplistic sound that you might have heard on earlier works like Dare.
Coming off of Secrets, which was a fantastic work by Human League, Credo starts out sounding a little disappointing.
I had somewhat dismissed it initially. Now that some time has passed, and with a few more listens under my belt, I find I really, really like Credo. Is it better than Secrets?
It's a great CD.
Just be sure to listen to it all the way through before dismissing it as I did back in 2011!
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This is a great album from Human League, more modern but matured. I enjoyed it but kind of wish they would go back to a bit more minimal sound like the early stuff. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cameron J. Brand
amazingly good!!! highly recommended. just as good as the early albums. a must have for any human league fan.Published 19 months ago by tommy
the cd was very good and i received like as described and I listen it every day I love Human League.Published on August 10, 2013 by Sabry
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 morePublished on July 9, 2012 by JRD
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 morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Dr. D
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 morePublished on February 20, 2012 by S. Sullender
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 morePublished on November 6, 2011 by P. Ambrose
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 morePublished on August 19, 2011 by larams