|All Artists: Human League|
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 8/31/1990
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Style: Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075021531611, 075021531642, 075021531628
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Worth Getting? Yes!
Steve Juhase | NYC | 10/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a Human League fanatic. When this album was released in 1990, I was one of the first to own it. And one of the first to love it and play it over and over. Unlike it's predecessor "Crash", which sent the League on a musical departure to the left (due to the Terry Lewis/Jimmy Jam Production), "Romantic?" gets back to the Human League style and sound(s). Although at times, the album sounds a bit under produced, it's a keeper. My favorite tracks include: "A Doorway?", "Rebound", and "The Stars are Going Out". There is a CD single out there somewhere with an amazing remix of "Soundtrack to a Generation". If you should see it, buy it. It's worth getting, as is "Romantic?"."
Romantic a classic?
Matt Crazed | New York, NY | 01/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing Human League live in Harrisburg,PA in the summer of 2003, I became more interested in their post-Crash catalog. Subsequently, I bought a used copy of Romantic? at a cheap price. In retrospect, I wouldn't regret having paid the full list price. Romantic? is an overlooked gem. It has the songwriting flair of Dare, combined with the dance/pop sensibility of Crash. A previous reviewer wishes the album would've had more male/female duets, but the vocals are fairly interactive on several tracks, such as "Heart Like a Wheel" and "Men Are Dreamers". Romantic? does space out a bit around the second half of the album, but the track sequence flows cohesively as a full-fledged body of work. "Get It Right This Time" provides the perfect upbeat closing track. Overall, Romantic? is a very solid album that showcases The Human League's trademark sound in an early 90's context."
Good, but a little too monotonous and formulaic
Preston | nc | 10/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good album that the Human League put out in 1990. I got to hear it in early 1992. Heart Like A Wheel sounded good with its adventurous rhythms. Rebound is another good song--which brings me up to this. Most of this album is a little too repetitive, monotonous and formulaic, as the male and female lead singers repeat the choruses over and over as if in a rote manner. Such as On the Rebound sung some 50 to 60 times or so in Rebound. They're not feeling the songs as they sing them. It's a pattern and formula that continues in 8 of the 10 songs. Given that they went against some very heavy music competition in 1990, they did what they could on this album. But Dare from '81, the '83 album and the '95 album are far better albums to hear than this one."