254 – Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down (1984)
Written by Paddy McAloon
Produced by Phil Thornally
Label – Kitchenware
Although most will remember “From Langley Park To Memphis” as the most popular and biggest commercial success of the Durham band’s career, for this reviewer its predecessor (“Steve McQueen”) was a personal favourite and a continuation of their promise following a strong debut (“Swoon”). For anyone looking for beautifully crafted sophisti-pop and intelligent, often biting lyrics then the album is certainly worth investigating. “When Love Breaks Down” is one of a number of songs that could have made it into the top 500.