I've just listened to this album again for the first time in probably 20 years, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I bought it on vinyl first time around and played it an awful lot back then, then it disappeared up into the loft with the rest of my vinyl in the early 90s when I got married.
Although "Lexicon of Love" will probably always be regarded as ABC's strongest album and did contain some classic tracks, I think this one is actually better, I just think the departure from the usual formula was a bit much to take for many "Lexicon" fans. It's darker, deeper and dare I say more than a little Roxy Music-esque in places (I was bought up listening to Roxy Music as they evolved) which in this case is no bad thing.
For me there isn't a weak track, rather that some stand out more than others - I would say for me, That Was Then This Is Now, Love's A Dangerous Language, Bite the Hand and United Kingdom are the pick of the bunch. The instrumental title track isn't bad either although it sounds in places like the intro to a programme about fast cars - maybe it has been used for something and I've forgotten???
The lyrics soon came back and I had a great sing along ("Unzip! Unzip! Unzip!")
Well worth another listen. If I could amend my review, I'd give it 5 stars.