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Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 19 December 2012

ABC WERE ALWAYS a band with a manifesto. Three decades ago, the Sheffield group emerged equally in thrall to the debonair allure of Bryan Ferry and the mercurial disco of Chic, declaring their intention to make "supreme pop records". When their lavish debut album, The Lexicon of Love, hit No 1, it felt like mission accomplished.

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