By Josef Woodard
Updated December 10, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

The clever, self-reliant popster with the shortest handle in showbiz cooks up more smartly produced, shamelessly infectious ditties about the dark side of love. Echoes of Todd Rundgren, ELO, and the Liverpool connection could have added up to calculated pillaging. Instead-thanks to E’s crafty twists of genre-you get the purest of pedigreed pop on the Broken Toy Shop.