Sophisti-pop

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Sophisti-pop
Stylistic origins New wave, synthpop, R&B, blue-eyed soul, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, pop rock
Cultural origins Mid-1980s in United Kingdom
Typical instruments Saxophone, synthesizer, drums, guitar, bass guitar
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Sophisti-pop was a sub-genre of 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. The genre 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 and Bryan Ferry's solo work.[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]

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  1. ^ a b "Sophisti-Pop". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Inskeep, Thomas; Soto, Alfred. "The Bluffer's Guide – Sophisti-Pop". Stylus. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Sophisti-Pop (Top Artists)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hue & Cry". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Matt Bianco". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2013.