Yes yes yes, let's have it all, and what's more, let's have it in threes. 'ABC' is a pop-perfect, harmony-soaked, synth-propelled, superlative-laden two minutes of South Coast retro throwback seaside genius.
That make no sense? I make no apologies - the flapping tongue that impedes my vocal praise for Brighton's Pipettes has apparently spread to my fingers.
Backed by the equally wonderful 'Judy' - a swingin' Sixties soulful serenade aimed squarely at the lost and disaffected covering their imperfections with braggadocio and aggression; bullies, basically - and the fairly throwaway (but no less lovable in the short term) 'Simon Says', 'ABC' is the blindingly blue-skied start to the summer, pressed onto limited-edition wax and shipped straight into the heart. Buy it, grab a stick of rock for a microphone and join in...
"A, B, C, one, two, three, X, Y, Z...!"
8Mike Diver's Score