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Sophisti-pop

Sophisti-pop is a subgenre term retrospectively applied to pop that flourished in the UK between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, incorporating elements of soft rock, jazz, new wave, and blue-eyed soul. Music so-classified often made extensive use of electronic keyboards, synthesizers, and polished arrangements, particularly horn sections.[1]

Stylus suggested that acts were influenced by the work of Roxy Music, as well as Bryan Ferry's mid-80's albums BĂȘte Noire and Boys and Girls.[2] According to Allmusic, major artists included Sade, The Style Council, Basia, Swing Out Sister, Prefab Sprout, and the early work of Everything but the Girl.[1]

List of other sophisti-pop artists

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