Even if you dread the term "yuppie" in your vocabulary, you can't deny the sleekly crafted sounds of Britain's criminally underrated Spandau Ballet, who were themselves musical yuppies. Nonetheless, with just 8 songs, this album helped define a decade, and perhaps well beyond.
Though most just know this band from the rich textures of the sensitive balld "True," (featured in the heartwarming Molly Ringwold box office hit, "Pretty In Pink"), there is definitely much more to this talented band, who boast the flair of Duran Duran, with the musical progress of Human League (another criminally underrated 80's band).
I like the hooks that abound on this slinky record, from whizzing keyboards to dance-style beats. Spandau Ballet truly were ahead of their time, and many a band owes its influence to these pop pros. But let me dispense with all the hype. Buy this one for your baby, or just buy it for yourself. Da Peace Dogg thinks you can't go wrong with Spandau Ballet, and Da Peace Dogg never gets it wrong when it comes to hot music!!
Viva La Ballet!!