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i'm so glad i decided to listen to this. Best pop album ever?
it is amazing.
"if you judge the book by the cover, then you judge the look by the lover"
the best part might be:
"and though my friends just might ask me
they say martin maybe one day youll find true love
i say maybe, (sigh) there must be a solution
to the one thing, the one thing, we cant find"
the album is amazing, but that song is the highlight.
but still: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
ohhh i love you ABC.
oh my, i forgot this song.
seriously though: best pop album ever? Only MJ can challenge
ABC: best pop band ever
more after that statement.
it's all the subtle bits that i love, too. like the monologue, the icy "goodbye" (provided by Martin Fry's real life ex), the choir and violins after "...judge the look by the lover".
i'm listening to it now - i'm all a flutter <3
but in a crap order because i put on look of love first. his lyrics make me want to laugh/cry. it's so so so so good and so so so so cringeworthy at the same time but martin TOTALLY pulls it off and comes out godlike.
but poptimus was pretty big on the love front anyway beforehand, so it's all relative.
i wasn't "big on the love front" beforehand? FINE. NO SERIOUSLY, FINE. I'M A BIG MAN, I CAN HANDLE THAT
but i can assure you you're pretty high on the love front after this. i should make a scale/
definitely make a scale, and put "fans of LOL" right at the top
I've often used ABC as a guilty pleasure thingy here... Yeah, Shoot That Poison Arrow is utterly fantastico! ...but I also liked their much maligned follow-up lp (whose name escapes me).
when the pop is this good.
YOU THINK YOU'RE SMART
i know it wasn't on the original album etc.
But it should've been. YAYY
i still think trevor horn owes his entire life and career to this 1 song. Good god what a production job.
When the postman don't call on Valentines Day...
Never trust anyone who
a) has never heard this
b) doesn't like it
- but I think Human League's 'Dare' may be better...controversial eh?
I care enough to know I can never love you.
(cue air drums)
but for consistency:
SCRITTI POLITTI- CUPID & PSYCHE '85
Cupid & Psyche '85 what a pretentious album title and what an amazing album. Wood Beez is one of the best songs ever.
And there hasn't been enough love for Date Stamp from Lexicon on this thread.
"I get sales talk, from sales assistants/
When all I wanna do girl is lower your resistance"
You literally couldn't make it up
all of those you've mentioned.
I think the truth is that everybody knows Thriller is the best pure pop album ever made.
But there are some fine runners up, including Purple Rain, Lexicon Of Love and Dare!, all of which are pretty close to perfect.
But nothing beats Thriller. If you don't believe me, just dig it out and listen to it again - you'll be convinced within three seconds.
but LOL (ha! lol) is cooler and funner and fuck it, better
many happy returns
these are indeed the lessons we should have learned
definitely one of the greats
because its really, really good?
"Don't ask me, I already know."
I'm amazed no-one's mentioned how wonderful All Of My Heart is.
wonderful!!!! But it's the one song that strays that step to far into syrupyness (syrupiness? god knows) Valentines Day is my favourite. I love the way Many Happy Returns goes into Tears Are Not Enough.
ABC, t'League and Heaven 17 on one bill. You bets ya.
Now having a morning of 80's pop. Thanks
Lexicon Of Love
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Yazoo - Upstairs at Erics
Yazoo - You and Me
and finished off with the classic.... Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
It really is pop at it's most perfected level, from the production, to the songs I really can't fault it. It's an album I deem worthy of owning both on vinyl and cd
Now playing >>> All Of My Heart