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Should be compulsory listening for every pop music conneisseur...,
This review is from: Abba Gold: Special Edition (Audio CD)
OK, so I've wound up writing a review here because of the ITV1 documentary that was on last night as well. But I think I might have come here regardless of it anyhow. I have my own little ABBA mix CD that I made over the summer - it's got about 14 of the songs from this compilation (my mum brought it back when they had a revival c. 1999 and she used to play it all the time) and some others that aren't featured that I have as my personal favourites such as 'Head Over Heels' and 'On & On & On'. But even if those were missing, I could not recommend a pop album that's remained so timeless and so significant to how we know pop songwriting and performance today.
ABBA for me, are up there in an extensively long list of pop acts that I consider to be true greats at their art. Agnetha and Anni-Frid were simply two of the most sublime pop vocalists of their era, and Benny and Bjorn two of the greatest pop songwriters of their time. ABBA's influence has been so predominant on my listening of pop music all through my childhood to now and I couldn't imagine what it'd be like if I'd never heard their delightful, glorious and yet occasionally melancholic offerings of Scandopop. Long may the music of ABBA live.