New gold lamé dream

Dave Roberts

ABC’s Lexicon Of Love, released 34 years ago, manages to be both archetypally ‘80s yet gloriously timeless. It is beautifully polished pop from an era when British bands did it best, swathed in strings, obsessively romantic and dressed to kill.

Remarkably, it was a debut album. It feels like the sort of record a career builds to, but it was straight-out-the-traps genius.

Martin Fry, lead singer and creative driving force behind the band, once said it feels “a bit like ...

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