Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
ABC - Absolutely (1990)
A 1990 greatest hits package covering singles from the sophisti-pop group's first 5 albums (1982-1989).
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: The best tracks are the four from Lexicon Of Love, Be Near Me, One Better World, and When Smokey Sings, which was the group's biggest US hit, peaking at #5 on the charts. Appropriately, the song honoring Smokey Robinson shamelessly lifts its bass line from Tears Of A Clown. Skip S.O.S. (you're asking for it when you choose that title for your song) and King Without A Crown. The album closes with 4 needless dance remixes that don't come close to touching the originals.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I'm reminded of how wonderful Lexicon of Love is and how ticked off I was when I purchased Beauty Stab because it pretty much stunk.
Previously revisited for the blog:
The Lexicon of Love (1982)