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:
Traffic (2008)
The Lexicon of Love (1982)

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