The Lexicon Of Love (studio album) by ABC

The Lexicon Of Love
The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,246th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 206 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (197th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,246th)
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Time left: 5h 2m 41s
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The Lexicon Of Love is ranked as the best album by ABC.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 206 votes)
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10/22/2020 20:11 HanoiJane  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 63883/100
 
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10/22/2020 02:07 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,61571/100
 
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10/04/2020 13:07 flamingyesdept  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,38276/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 75.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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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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From 02/23/2014 16:31
It's something ...
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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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From 11/13/2008 00:32
This is one of my personal favourites!! Never really get mentioned these days but still a classic!!
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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
4. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
5. Pornography by The Cure
6. 1999 by Prince
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