Anyone looking for the key to Abba's enduring appeal should look no further than "Voulez Vous" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" for their answer. There was an innocence to the Swedish quartet, even when they were … see full wiki
Across the fjords of Norway and the vast stretches of arctic splendor and wasteland, I came upon a pole resembling the archetypal North Pole, much like those found in scenes often seen in stories and pictures. Upon close inspection, I found a set of destination markers protruding from it on all sides done in red letters on white backgrounds. In words written in (undoubtedly) Swedish, Spanish, Dutch (?), and English, one marker pointed to Helsinki, another to Reykjavik, Iceland, … more
I was watching a movie a while ago that had some Abba songs in it, and it really reminded me of how uplifting and fun the music is. So, I bought this album and I'm very happy with it. Even though every song was very recognizable, there were many that I hadn't even realized were Abba. This is a good value, too, as this CD has nineteen songs and runs over an hour of great music, with no clunkers to skip through. Good stuff. It will bring a smile to your … more
I can't say that ABBA is my favorite performing act on the plannet. Their style is a little bit cheesey and there is the lack of a good guitar and drum presence on many of their songs. However, while revisiting such classics as Fernando and Dancing Queen on this greatest hits compilation, I realized that many of these songs have some very sophisticated stylings and hooks. Some of the songs are heavilly disco flavored but others have a nice cabaret feel like Money Money Money. and Thank You For The … more
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