ABC - Skyscraping
If you like ABC, you will like this album. Itís um, well, nice and is
easy to listen to. The band didnít challenge themselves with this
offering, as itís no different to other ABC stuff. But then again, if
it isnít broken, then why should they fix it. So, to all ABC angina
sufferers, rest assured there are no surprises in store.
"Skyscraping" is the perfect background album, neither too
challenging on the ear-drums, nor boring enough to put you to sleep.
ABC sing about love, love gone wrong, unrequited love and have also
started a love affair with sound fx. This new love affair is very much
in evidence on "Rolling Sevens" which, incidentally, also has
some good electric guitars.
The opening track, "Stranger Things", is cliche ridden, but
is, however, a good ditty to sing along to. The title track has some
nice piano playing. The band seem to have fallen for the one
drum-beat, which sounds suspiciously like somebody forgot to reset the
"Skyscraping" is a nice album and typical album of todayís
truly mediocre pop scene.
by Patricia Lane