The Lexicon of Love

ABC - The Lexicon of Love
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Based on 2 reviews
1982 Ratings: #14 / 122
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Based on 19 ratings
June 25, 1982 / Release Date
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Neutron Records / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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I'd call this album "guaranteed 80s". It has hit songs so good they remain timeless - isn't that a sign of an 80s classic? However, as a fan of new wave I find this coherent and rather diverse pop record very pleasant, and it decidedly belongs in the top albums of the genre and era.
This is a surprisingly good full album from an 80s band you may think only made it for a moment because of their hits.
The precious alphabet manages to create a lively lexicon that contains solid, pop songs with rich orchestrations and dense production that praise love in such a triumphant style.
Martin Fry, Dee Palmer, Steve Singleton, and Mark White along with Anne Dudley and Trevor Horn, et al put out one of the most thrilling New Romantic releases of the 80s. ABC epitomized the New Romantic genre with the Lexicon of Love serving up a delicious assemblage of mesmerizing, heart tugging ‘New Wave’ magic! And given my allegiance to Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry... Having ABC forge further ahead with their lush, pop brilliance provided many of us with the perfect soundtrack to ... read more
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