The Lexicon of Love (Deluxe Edition)

The Lexicon of Love (Deluxe Edition)

The wit and rigour of ABC’s first album make it a standard-bearer for the opulent strain of '80s pop known as New Romanticism. Crooning, whispering or bellowing, Martin Fry is the group's suave centre of gravity; Trevor Horn's vivid production on disco-pop numbers like "Poison Arrow" and "The Look of Love, Pt. 1"—full of sparkling keys, slap bass, multitracked background vocals and digital artifice—only dials up the drama. That unlikely contrast between fastidiousness and heart-on-sleeve abandon yields songs as thrilling as love's first blush.

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