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Rock - Released January 1, 2003 | Virgin Records

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Rock - Released January 1, 2002 | Virgin Records

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Pop - Released January 1, 2012 | Virgin Catalogue

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Pop - Released January 23, 1995 | Rhino

Rock - Released January 1, 2005 | EMI Marketing

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Rock - Released January 1, 2003 | Virgin Records

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Pop - Released October 28, 2016 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

Rock - Released January 1, 2003 | Virgin Records

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Pop - Released November 18, 2016 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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Rock - Released January 1, 2005 | Virgin Catalogue

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Pop - Released January 1, 2009 | Virgin Records

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Punk / New Wave - Released May 17, 2013 | Rhino

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Electronic/Dance - Released August 6, 2001 | Edsel

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Pop - Released December 8, 2017 | Edsel

The Human League's first album in more than six years isn't a complete success, but it's a welcome return from Sheffield's finest synth pop band. Only a handful of songs, among them "All I Ever Wanted," "Love Me Madly?," "Never Give Your Heart," "Liar," and "Reflections," stand up against the band's finest work from the past, but these songs are wholly endearing in their marriage of modern technology and the band's romantic sound. "Love Me Madly?" is particularly engaging, as it throttles along aggressively thanks to Phil Oakey's mad, repeated chant of the title and lyrics like "I'm getting ready for a freak-out." It's simultaneously an urgent and exhilarating grasp at the past and a gaze into the future. Updated technology adds more dimension and bite to "Liar" as well. The song's crunchy bass and racing electronic sounds make for punchy fun. "Reflections" might be the standout track, its weird samples and loopy style recalling past glories like "Empire State Human." The album's Achilles' heel is its seven instrumental tracks. Some of them are quite interesting, but they feel too much like meandering song fragments. Secrets is a minor work against the band's masterpiece, Dare, but it's still a fine introduction into the 21st century for Oakey and company. ~ Tim DiGravina
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Pop - Released January 1, 2008 | Virgin Catalogue

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Pop - Released September 17, 1990 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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Rock - Released January 1, 2005 | Virgin Catalogue

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Pop - Released December 5, 2010 | Wall of Sound

Disco - Released October 1, 2015 | Control Room Recordings

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Rock - Released January 1, 2005 | Virgin Catalogue