Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The cover photography was by Gered Mankowitz. On release, the album was received negatively by the majority of music critics.
In a article, music journalist Simon Reynolds listed Beauty Stab among "the great career-sabotage LPs in pop history". Martin Fry later stated that "we were eager to go in a totally different direction [to The Lexicon of Love ].
We didn't want to do a sequel. In retrospect, perhaps that is exactly what we should have done". It peaked at No. According to Bob Stanley of The Guardian , Beauty Stab was a drastic departure from The Lexicon of Love , and was "their attempt to take on the preconceptions of their fanbase": "The strings were gone, replaced by some tough guitars that sounded weirdly dated — sometimes like Low -era Bowie , sometimes closer to Led Zeppelin.
Had it been released two years later, when guitars were voguish once more, it would have kept the ABC boat afloat. Instead, it just sounded confusing. In a list of follow-up albums featuring a change in style, Alfred Soto of Stylus Magazine said that "the band abandoned the marimbas and Mantovani " of their previous album "for rawk power chords and declamatory singing. Music Video. Love Is a Dangerous Language 3. The Power of Persuasion 5. Beauty Stab 6.
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Deals and Shenanigans. Ring Smart Home Security Systems. PillPack Pharmacy Simplified. Location: Ireland. Location: OC, CA. If Lexicon is 1, Beauty Stab is a very close 1A. ABC has come back most recently with a couple albums, Skyscraping which is like Lexicon part 2 and then most recently Traffic which is totally Beauty Stab part 2 in and respectively.
Julia Spicy , Jun 24, This is a tremendous LP. Very dynamic as well; I recently ripped the vinyl and was stunned by the volume differences between some of the tracks. Ben Adams , Jun 24, My ABC favorite, more drums. That was then, but this is now sounds incredible. Also how can you not love lyrics like this: "She's vegetarian Except when it comes to sex He's strictly ad-lib Except when he consults the text".
Location: North of Lexicon of Love was an album I was suppose to like.Jun 10, · I ended up exchanging it for Associates - Sulk (a way better album IMO). I ignored ABC for years thinking their other albums would be more of the same. I finally got a copy of Beauty Stab last year when I came across a West Germany Phonogram CD. Excellent album from start to finish. Love the warmth of the West Germany Phonogram CD version.