Human League: Dare (1LP/MP3 voucher)
- Drafting in Martin Rushent to produce was the master stroke. In 1981 we seemed on the threshold of a brave new world where guitars and drums gathered dust in museums, and the sleeve of 'Dare' proudly lists the technology behind this album; Casio, Korgi, Roland and Linn. And thanks to the Rushent touch the League's tunes were given a gleaming, electronic snap, crackle and pop that catapulted four of the tracks on 'Dare' into the upper reaches of the UK singles chart
- The production also made these metronomic tracks perfect for the dancefloor; check out the prickly, punchy, almost military beat of 'The Sound of the Crowd' or the lush sweep and swirling percussion of 'Do or Die'