CARDIFF 1998 REVIEWS

 

NME December 1998

...Fellow Sheffielders The Human League cut no corners for showbiz accessibility, opening with stark Kraftwerk homages and disembodied offstage vocals. Phil Oakey, Susanne Sulley and Jo Catherall then appear in all-white robes and shades, chanting 'The Sound Of The Crowd' like a Vic Reeves spoof. As this overview of their career progresses, however, they assume more orthodox garb for evergreen hits like the swooning 'Mirror Man', the soaring 'Together In Electric Dreams' and the heart-tugging 'Don't You Want Me'. It is even curiously comforting that, nearly 20 years on, the Rita, Sue And Bob Too of electro-pop still can't sing for toffee. Top marks...