The Lexicon Of Love (studio album) by ABC

The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,281st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 227 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (204th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,281st)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 227 votes)
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05/10/2022 22:59 Rm12398  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,73576/100
 
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04/14/2022 20:14 NebrotObarb  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 26581/100
 
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03/10/2022 11:35 Banner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,21279/100
 
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02/05/2022 22:18 flamingyesdept  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,54377/100

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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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75/100
From 12/02/2021 14:17
funk, jazz, sexy full of love just as I have for this pop
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85/100
From 09/25/2017 22:18
Due to Trevor Horn's lush production, this is one of the finest albums of the 1980's.
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From 09/25/2017 17:04
One of the finest pop albums of the 1980's, thanks to the lush production of Trevor Horn.
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95/100
From 03/02/2017 12:54
New Romantic was almost over. Martin Fry used to say that he never was "a Blitz kid" but that he wanted this album to be seen as influenced by Punk. Which I can understand quite well, Punk was so over in 1982, but this was the new way to say "No!" though it sounded like a "Yes!". The lyrics of "Date stamp" still bring me to tears. Love in the age of shopping. One of the masterpieces of the great Pop year 1982.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 05/30/2016 14:40
A classic early eighties pop album. If you want to know what popular music was like in 1982, this is the LP to listen to. Obviously heavily influenced by David Bowie's 'plastic soul' record, young Americans, Lexicon of love, is super slick and smooth, in a good way, and it's also a microcosm of the eighties, in which it's all about show and less about heart and soul. The music captures that brilliantly, a kind of superficial presentation on love and life, but still with a sense of yearning. It includes classic pop singles in, poison arrow, and, the look of love, which are perfect examples of beautiful pop.
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95/100
From 02/11/2016 04:47
I can see why you might not like it...you need a love of camp and eccentric to dig this. But if you do, it's a riot. One of the funnest 80s synth-pop records and tight as all get out.
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75/100
From 02/23/2014 16:31
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90/100
From 08/07/2012 14:46
Superb New Romantic classic that manages to embody everything that is truly great about Brit-pop.
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From 01/09/2010 07:53
Maybe the essence of the first half of the decade which meant: Farewell to Rock. (Needless to say, Rock came back, for good and for worse.)
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