Pretenders

Pretenders - Pretenders
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1980 Ratings: #1 / 119
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
1980 Ratings: #34
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January 11, 1980 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Pretenders moves faster and harder than most rock records, delivering an endless series of melodies, hooks, and infectious rhythms in its 12 songs. Few albums, let alone debuts, are ever this astonishingly addictive.

HoodieBraden
50
This is one of my unpopular opinions that I am not even sorry for. I HATED how mediocre this was. I would much rather listen to an album that is obviously terrible rather than something that is painfully average or boring.

Decent 5/10
lucacdornelles
81
Overrated. The only GREAT song here is "Brass in Pocket".
SONGS RANKED:
12. The Wait
11. Private Life
10. Tattooed Love Boys
9. Mystery Achievement
8. Up the Neck
7. Precious
6. The Phone Call
5. Space Invader
4. Stop Your Sobbing
3. Lovers of Today
2. Kid
1. Brass in Pocket
lemuriams
95
An absolutely immortal album, the sound of which set trends for the entire 80s and 90s
daFigz
98
Having spent my "formative" years in the wilds of Waikiki and the North Shore... Well, bruvs ya kinda find yourself liking a bit of sass in a lass, ya dig? So along comes Chrissie Hynde and I find myself enraptured... No! Ensnared by her sassy, Punkish, worldly girly style of Rock and Rock persona. Please do not ask me why I have only given this stellar album a 98 because I don't have an answer. My suggestion: If you got ears with earholes functioning like... Regardless of gender, ... read more
JediMark
95
Picks: The Wait / Stop Your Sobbing / Private Life / Brass in Pocket / Lovers of Today / Mystery Achievement.
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Track List

  1. Precious
  2. The Phone Call
  3. Up the Neck
  4. Tattooed Love Boys
  5. Space Invader
  6. The Wait
  7. Stop Your Sobbing
  8. Kid
  9. Private Life
  10. Brass in Pocket
  11. Lovers of Today
  12. Mystery Achievement
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Added on: June 2, 2013