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Arrival

ABBA

1976

Arrival

Album Summary

Arrival is the fourth studio album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was originally released in Sweden on 11 October 1976 by Polar Records. It became one of ABBA's most successful albums to date, producing three of their biggest hits: "Dancing Queen", "Money, Money, Money" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You". The track "Fernando", which had been recently released as a single in March 1976, was included on the Australian and New Zealand versions of the album. Arrival was the best-selling album of 1977 in the United Kingdom and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.The album was first released on compact disc (CD) in 1984 and then re-issued in digitally remastered form a total of four times; first in 1997, then in 2001, 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set, and again in 2006 (as a special Deluxe Edition). On 7 October 2016, the album was released as a double vinyl mastered at Abbey Road Studios using Half Speed Mastering.

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3.38

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5269

Genres

  • Pop
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Sun Mar 14 2021
5

Arrival, a 1976 album by the Swedish band ABBA is the music of the day for me. And what a great day. I used to be judgmental about ABBA for some reason. I was very dismissive and they seemed like terrible bubblegum international pop for a long time in my brain. I can't believe anyone would listen to this garbage! This has changed. At some point I learned to let go and be willing to let the context and circumstances sweep me away and bring me joy. At some point, ABBA became a lovely band and I'm now filled with joy from listening to them. Just let go and let the music take you.

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Sat May 01 2021
5

The songwriting and production are so underrated with ABBA. They deserve praise for their masterful and intelligent pop songwriting. It’s a pop masterpiece, with songs that will live forever.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

Absolute fucking classic man. Fernando is a whole vibe. Add in Dancing queen, and I mean When i kissed the teacher is kinda weird, but it's good. Plus money, money, money. Solid stuff.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
5

There are 2 types of people in this world: people who like ABBA and boring people

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Dancing Queen is one of my favorite songs, so I enjoyed that one. Found Dum Dum Diddle peppy and Tiger sort of catchy. Otherwise, enjoyed listening but not enough to buy the album.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
1

Utter. Garbage. Disco is the worst thing to ever happen to music. So much hate.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
1

Gonna start this off by saying that I dislike ABBA in general. Ever since I heard Dancing Queen the first time years ago, I did NOT like that song. Just ABBA itself I just.. It just does not click with me. We'll see how this goes. // When I Kissed The Teacher - Yep. Sounds like ABBA. Booo. // Dancing Queen - >:( . God damnit I hate this fucking song (Still listened anyways, gotta give it the benefit of the doubt). 3:02~ This song does not end plz god kill me. // My Love, My Life - yawn. // Dum Dum Diddle - these all sound exactly the same. idk if it's the fact that their voices annoy me, or that the melody literally just follows the vocals (which is an awfully boring way to make a song) but this is physically painful for me to listen to. // Knowing Me, Knowing You - I have nothing to say. // Money, Money, Money - oh wow the bass follows exactly with the vocals what a change up from the melody doing it! WOW! SO INNOVATIVE!! // That's Me - Y'know, I think I can see what I hate about this album so much. It's flat. There is no depth sonically. Each song sounds like it's mixed in the exact same way as the other. Not only does it feel uninspired, unimpressive, and honestly, boring, but even given the time period this album came out, there were so many other albums released even during the same year that did have a sonic depth to them, or maybe used more than 5 instruments. I mean, every single Beatles album came out (the most recent being an entire 6 years) before this did, and why are those fun to listen to? More noise. The songs feel like they have a strong sonic substance behind them. That's the simplest way I can put it. I'm a sucker for big sound with lots of moving parts, and this is NOT it. // Why Did It Have To Be Me? - Yeah that's what I'm sayin chief. The only reason I even remotely enjoyed this track is because it sounds like The Wanderer by Dion. // Tiger - You can't go from singing about boo hoo Why Me and then the next song is about being a Tiger. Pick a theme now come the fuck on. Funny enough though, the way this song is built and its chord progression has made it my favorite of the album so far (But I promise that is NOT saying much). // Arrival - 0:02 ~Ok the albums lead track, please be not absolute pond water. 0:44 ~ okayyy a bit of depth, nice. come on little buddy, you can do it! 1:48 ~ mhmm, mhmm, yeah. 3:00 ~ Two things. One: Why is this here? What purpose. Two: Thank you ABBA for a semi-pleasant break from the stand-still traffic monotony that this album has been so far. // Fernando - Ok I actually kind of like this one, but only a little bit. GG // Happy Hawaii - I liked this song until they started singing. 2:06 ~ See, the background vocals, it makes the song better doesn't it. Almost like.. almost like adding more interesting things and D E P T H to the song makes it more enjoyable to listen to. Huh. 3:33 ~ Now thats wtf I'm talking about! More harmonies in the guitars yes yes yes. . Wow this song had so many ups and down! /> Final Thoughts: This album had virtually nothing for me. Tbh maybe I'm just not the target demographic and I get that, but at the same time, I don't know how anyone could be. A flat album, 90% sounds exactly the same. Not fun except for extremely infrequent places where 'Oh look, the did something different this time'. I did stick through it though. In the nature of what this website is trying to do, I did stick with it one single full time through. I owe the album at least that much. I will definitely not be coming back to this album on my own, and if I'm a lucky man, will never hear a single song from it ever again. fuck you dancing queen fuck you.

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Mon Dec 21 2020
5

oh oh oh im too excited for this!!! never have i ever clicked the spotify link and hit play this fast!

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Sat May 01 2021
5

Who doesn't like ABBA?

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Made me want to dance

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Such perfect 70s pop - the rhythms, harmonies, and just plain and simple fun.

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Wed May 05 2021
5

Wonderful! Improves with age

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Tue May 04 2021
5

it's abba. nuff said. excellent uplifting beats, some big hitting classics on here, mixed in with a good dose of melacholy-ish but not too much to bring the overall mood down. a party album - will come back to it again and again!

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Dum Dum Diddle.... need I say more..... Ah well. It has several number one all time super hits that are hard to ignore. Even when you don't like the 70th dance music style of Abba you have to admit that Benny and Björn have been geniuses over a long time. Name any party that doesn't get better when they play Dancing Queen? It's as classy as IKEA.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Always just ignored Abba. But this forced to me to listen to them properly, and it was very enjoyable. "Dancing Queen", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "Money, Money, Money" and "Fernando" were the standout songs on the album.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Undeniably catchy pop. Not my thing, but I can see it has to deserve 5 stars. Not sure 'when I kissed the teacher' could be played in public these days...great tune though. 4 massive international hits, but a purely singles band. Who has ever heard an album track of theirs (unless they actually bought the album, obviously)? 'Dum dum diddle' - really? Practising for the next Eurovision Song Contest, obviously. 'Tiger' could easily have been a single, too.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

12th April 2022 Listened in the morning getting ready to go to brunch on Huntington Beach, wander around the pier then head to Guy and Jana’s for drinks and games in the evening. ABBA bring me such unbridled joy and they should never be mocked or disrespected for giving that to people in such ASM unapologetic way.

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Sat May 14 2022
5

I love the way Abba have gone from brilliant in the 70s, to cheesy in the 90s, and back up to brilliant now. Every song is perfectly written and flawlessly executed.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

Fun disco album that tells us how Abba dominated pop in the 70s. With catchy lyrics and melody, each track stands on its own. "Dancing Queen" is one of the best disco tracks of all time. I just wanted to point out how stupid "Dum Dum Diddle" is and how I feel they were trying to make a point the lyrics don't have to make sense. "Why Did It Have To Be?" was a nice surprise, incorporating jazz, blues, and rockabilly yet still making it catchy pop. The closing title track almost feels like the end of mass. The 1997 bonus track "Fernando" is another favorite of mine, capturing a unique perspective of the Mexican Dirty War. Overall not my favorite Abba album, but with solid production and creativity, it certainly tops the pop scene of the era.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

July 15, 2021 All the light is topaz. Someone came to look at the house next door and I stopped it so they wouldn't hear me playing ABBA with the window open at 9:30am. Sorry ABBA for doing you like that. Cheesy, but I love it. There are a few classics on here. Also, somewhat surprisingly learning I'm kind of into ABBA's album cover aesthetic?

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Wed May 04 2022
4

Pop. Varios megahits. No me apasiona tanto como a ti :-P Un 4.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
2

Non merci

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Thu Aug 26 2021
2

I cannot fucking believe that every single song on this record has a Wikipedia article. Key Tracks: Dancing Queen, Tiger

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Thu Jan 14 2021
1

This is going to be tough. Historically, I haven't liked ABBA at all. Let's see what happens... When I Kissed the Teacher - Didn't like it. Dancing Queen - Obviously I've heard it before. I was ok with it this time. Dum Dum Diddle - I hate this... Literally "hate." Knowing Me, Knowing You - I don't hate this. There's something decent happening here. Money, Money, Money - The minor key helps. It's not a good rock song, but I feel like it could be part of a European opera. Don't hate it. That's Me - nah Why Did it Have to be Me? - Nothing particularly in either direction here. Tiger - oof no Arrival - No vocals definitely helps Fernando - Not terrible. I'd rather to hear someone else play it with a talented Spanish acoustic guitarist. Happy Hawaii - I'd rather hear this in a Hawaiian style recorded by Don Ho. Or anyone else. Fuck, AC/DC would have made a better version of this. I feel like this album (and all of Abba) is part of the Eurotrash origin story. I forced myself to listen to the whole thing. I won't be listening to it again. Goddamnit, I hate Abba.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
1

Unhörbar

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Mon Aug 23 2021
1

Garbage One star because I can’t give it zero!

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Thu Dec 16 2021
1

I respect them and remembered some of the songs from when I was a kid. But so far this has been the most difficult to wade through in its entirety.

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Tue Dec 28 2021
1

Despised them back then and still cannot listen to them…they were the Monkees of the 70’s..terribly irritating…so much better music in that era

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Mon Mar 15 2021
5

todos los hitazos

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Klassisk ABBA. Verdens beste album.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Waouh!!!

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

Loved it

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

One of the most positive albums ever.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

classic, and great. dang why do I love this cheesy stuff ha

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Sun Jun 13 2021
5

34. Os montes têm frio. Já é tempo de os cobrir de branco, com a pureza dos céus. Havia algo no ar da noite. O que raio é uma tamborina? MotA: Dancing Queen "Everybody screamed when I kissed the teacher"

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Thu Jul 22 2021
5

Absolute banger, saved. Iconic song after icon song.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
5

I love it

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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

Overall, the album sounds like a Swedish utopia, and it does get a little dull at points, but hot Damn do some of the singles and the title track yank this thing up to a place of power.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

Yes! I love ABBA and this is definitely one of their best albums.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Leuk album met veel meezingers en toch wat afwisseling in de nummers

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Sun Oct 17 2021
5

When I kissed the teacher, Fernando, Knowing me, Knwing you.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

Fantastic album by ABBA!! Don't think there was one song that I disliked. Their harmonies are distinct and so beautifully done. From catchy party tunes like Dancing Queen and Money, Money Money. To the more captivating verses of My Love, My Life and Why Did It Have To Be Me. Overall stunning! Probably my fav album they've produced.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Forever a Classic.

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Sat Nov 20 2021
5

Great album

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Fuck you I love this. I do not understand how anyone can say they just don't like ABBA. I'm looking at you Freja.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Loved it, classic songs to sing along.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

sweet! Love Fernando

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

So much pop gold.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

Yay, ABBA! This is their 4th collection of catchy tunes and memorable melodies. Among others, we find classics as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Money, Money Money, Arrival and Fernando. Of course, not all tracks are equally good, but there hardly is any filler material here. Onle My Love, My Life and Dum Dum Diddle do nothing for me, but everything considered, this is a great album. 4.5/5

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: When I kissed the teacher, Dancing queen, Dum dum diddle, Knowing me,knowing you, Money,money,money, Tiger

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

Quintessential pop album. Great work ABBA keep it up

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

Banger after banger

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

Un moment de pur bonheur

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

Bangers on bangers

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

Abba

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

This is one of my favorite ABBA albums, so I was excited to see it here! The album has a little of everything that ABBA is great at: dance, rock, ballad, folk music, boogie boogie. All the songs are great, and I'm glad the bonus track version includes Fernando! Perfect Swedish vocals, lovely arrangements, excellent production.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

We had this one on 8-track when I was a kid. I don't know precisely who in my family "owned" it --- it seemed to just belong to all of us, which was unusual. My mom (now 82) didn't ever listen to a lot of popular music but she can still name Dancing Queen from the opening glissando. I loved listening to this today. ABBA sounds distinctly superb and these are some top-notch pop songs.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

All Bery Bery Awesome!

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

You simply can't go wrong with ABBA. It was a delight to listen to songs I'd never heard before alongside beloved classics. All were wonderful.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

Lots of classics here.

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Mon May 02 2022
5

This album came out the year I was born, which means it’s amazing, obviously.

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Wed May 04 2022
5

When I kissed the teacher, Fernando, Knowing me, Knowing you.

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Sun May 08 2022
5

The 2nd ABBA album this week and I can't complain. I love their music and even when the songs aren't the best, they are still a joy to listen to.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
5

Abba are GOATS

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Thu Jul 07 2022
5

It's basically an album of absolute bangers

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

The first track - about kissing the teacher - has aged like yoghurt. Was it even acceptable in the 70s? So many of the tracks on this album are good. Multi layered pop that's danceable, fun and hold up to repeated listening. The exception is the titular "arrival", which is just hot garbage, sounding like someone who's never been to Scotland imagining what it's like to see the sun rise over a loch.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
5

Best ABBA album

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Eitt stórt partý! Vandræðalega gott stöff. Kann þetta smá utanað, enda var ég svaðalegur ABBA aðdáandi þegar þessi kom út þegar ég var 4ra ára. Hlustiði bara. Þetta er frábær plata.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

A glorious cocktail of fun, hope and ill-gotten semen make this record a timeless scar down the forehead of a once pretty infant girl.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Very good

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Pop perfection. I love ballads and harmonies, and sometimes I want to dance. There was not a single song here I disliked, although some were apparent standouts. :)

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Thu Sep 22 2022
5

Nearly perfect

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

fun energetic and sometimes mournful pop. Well produced and rich disco sounds

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Fond memories of mother dearest

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Sat Oct 22 2022
5

The all time hits are as good as always, but I’m surprised by how good the less famous songs are too

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Tue Dec 22 2020
4

Fængende pop, 70’er, kærlighed, simpelt

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Mon Dec 21 2020
4

4/5

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

love it.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

An incredible pop record. The songwriting, the arrangements, the musicianship, the production - all fantastic. Perhaps not something I would choose to listen to regularly, but I still think this is probably one of the greatest pop records of all time.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

ABBA ne

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Certified bops

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Better than the last ABBAlbum

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Really Enjoyed this album Dum Dum Diddle - Slaps

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

I would have given it a 3, but it's a 4 for Emily

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

I liked a song or two from there

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

a great album!

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

some classics on here, but not a huge huge fan of abba overall. Interesting to see early pop

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

very good album, not quite a 5 star but i would give it a 4.5 star if i could. this is because the songs are very similar and i have to be in a good mood to listen to them but very good songs and, of course, iconic

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

After 3 albums that I didn’t love, I was happy to release my inner dancing queen. I’m pretty sure ABBA are white supremacists, which I obviously don’t love, but they knew how to lay down a funky beat and a catchy lyric.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
4

Saved Prior: Dancing Queen; Money, Money, Money Off Rip: My Love, My Life; Dum Dum Diddle; That's Me; Tiger Cutting Edge: Knowing Me, Knowing You Overall Notes: I truly do not understand why people hate ABBA. You have to be so angry at people being happy. The lyrical depth of this album caught me off guard, was expecting vapid songs and these songs were not that. That's Me might be my favorite ABBA song by a country mile. ABBA know who they are and they do it so damn well. Went into this thinking ABBA were the quintessential Greatest Hits over Albums band, but this worked as an album very well. 4.5 to a 4 because it was just about what I expected and didn't really surprise me musically, but that doesn't mean this album didn't go crazy.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

YAS QUEEN

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

IM the dancing queen

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

An almost perfect collection of scandi-pop tunes by some truly gifted song writers. Love it!

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

good 70's disco album. I had heard several of the songs before.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Not a single bad song throughout the album which was a quite blast listening through. It also has bangers like dancing queen which have you dancing all around, very good

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

I fucking LOVE ABBA! So happy to listen this

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

Bright, fun, quintessential Abba.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

You can never go wrong with some ABBA. Some of the songs here clearly aren't on any best-ofs for a reason - When I Kissed The Teacher aged very poorly - but overall it's a fun listen.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

i like pop

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Bouncy pop. Pretty good. Some catchy tracks but nothing that made we say "whoa"

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Decent

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Fri May 07 2021
4

FERNANDOOOOOO

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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

3.5/5 Some bad songs, mostly good

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Great songs

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

ABBA is something else. I mean there's hit after hit on here, but I'm not pulling this off the shelf and adding it to my record collection.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

This would be a 5 if I didn't know that ABBA ever put out any music before or since. Or if this sounded like these songs could only be together on this album and not on, say, their next one or their previous one. Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent album and this has so many great songs! But let's be honest, an ABBA greatest hits collection is a 5 star an everything else must be lower

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Jams left and right.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

This songs are so well crafted that it's easy to see why they were so popular. ABBA knew how to right a compelling middle 8 as well. Modern pop music is incredibly indebted to ABBA. The instrumentation is lush and slick, and everything about the production is careful and intentional. Though this is not my favorite style of music, I can appreciate just how well done it is. Very enjoyable.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

It is such good head bobbing stuff. Full of bops, especially the singles. A few duller tracks hold it back (as well as my own pickiness with pop music), but this is a very very fun listen, if anything.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

So amazingly feel good

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

Старики мочат

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

Dancing Queen <3

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

it's fuckin abba bro

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

Not trendy to listen to ABBA when they first appeared, particularly as my parents liked them. But the masterful songwriting, performances and production can't be denied. Stuffed with what turned out to be timeless hits. Who'd a'thought it?

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

The kings and queens of 70s euro part. They knew their way around a melody that’s for sure.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

There’s a reason this band is as popular as they are. Every track has clean production and catchy lyrics, and a catchier hook. Every. Track. And a lot of people won’t admit this, but the songwriting is fantastic.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Good songs great, bad songs very dated

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

It was nice. I had heard parts of this in the past, but not the whole thing

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Sat Oct 09 2021
4

Some real bangers in this one. Good listen for sure

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Good!

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

The cream of the crop

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

Very good. Favorite tracks are Dancing Queen and Tiger

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

This is undeniably ABBA’s best album period, ABBA at the absolute pinnacle of their career. The arrangements are delightful. The production is flawless. Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are in perfect voice. If I had to pick an album to stick in a time capsule and represent 70s pop, this might be it. Which would be a lie ultimately, considering how much better this music is than much of the dreck of the era. There are two absolutely perfect pop songs on this album. The balance of the album is a nice assortment of slightly lesser pop songs that are still great fun to listen to. “Dancing Queen” is a marvel of a song, probably the best song the band ever made. Except for maybe "Fernando," my goodness. These are two of the prettiest, catchiest songs I have ever heard, and they are on the same album. They are two sides of the same coin as pop songs go, with “Fernando” pulling at your heart strings while “Dancing Queen” is just a bubbly, sparkling ode to joy. I like the reviewer who said you just have to let yourself go when you listen to ABBA. I can’t think of a better way to describe the experience of listening to them. For some reason ABBA is treated as some sort of guilty pleasure that you have to justify listening to. I think it’s time we let that notion go and appreciate the fact that crafting quality pop music is difficult. ABBA truly makes it look effortless. Fave Songs: Dancing Queen; Fernando; Knowing Me, Knowing You; That's Me, Money, Money, Money

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Sat Oct 23 2021
4

Reminds me of my Mama!

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Sun Oct 24 2021
4

3.5

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Disco. Aceptable

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

ABBAAAAAAAA the presence of Dancing Queen garners 3 stars, and the highly underrated title track gives it a 4th star. Was a delightful grocery shopping listen. I was dancing in the aisles the whole time.

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Already had this on vinyl and ought to listen more often. Solid sentimental pop production. Despite a couple of awkward clunkers (kissed the teacher) it's amazing.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Top notch pop from the ABBA-bots. Can't say I actually enjoyed it but I did very much appreciate it, like a nicely stacked shelf of tins or a well presented window display. Well done everybody.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Brilliant shiny pop and songwriting at its finest. Becomes heaven-sent with the inclusion of Fernando on later versions. No surprise it's their bestselling LP not called Gold. Instrumental title track that closes original LP is a bit boring, so a high 4 out of 5 for one of my favourite "pop" bands.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

The hits on this album are absolute 5 star material, but there were a few duds. I think if you removed 2 or 3 songs the album would be 5 stars, but I can't give 5 stars to an album with "Dum Dum Diddle" on it.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

My secret pleasure!

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

coolll 4

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

While I can rock to ABBA at times this was driving me nuts yesterday, though my context (wrapping up the year at work) was probably more to blame. I acknowledge this is Core Pop.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

Interesting, I understood they didn't completely know English.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W3Vx-d2VEI

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Can’t go wrong with ABBA!

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

ABBA is always a good time. Not one I can binge, but fun every now and again.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
4

I've listened to ABBA through my whole life, but to hear a full album and to be this concise and a great pop listening after 45 years it's amazing, these are songs that'll never die (even though i have to consider some of this songs not to be that great like the first track but it's funny as hell) Fav tracks: Dancing Queen, My Love, My Life, Knowing me, Knowing you, Arrival, Fernando,

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

4.5

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Solid album - standout tracks were Dancing Queen and Knowing Me, Knowing You (aha)

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Un classique disco 4

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Abba dabba doo!!! Haha

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Love a bit of Abba

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

4, quite good

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Deserves to be on the list for Dancing Queen alone. Everything else is just gravy, including the other two hits (Knowing Me, Knowing You and Fernando, both of them good but pale to the magic of Dancing Queen). But Good God, how perfect of a pop song is Dancing Queen? That one song is going to outlast many of the albums on this list. It's the one reason why ABBA will probably tour as holograms for decades to come.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

This had way more abba hits on it than I expected.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

I am a huge ABBA fan, but I even I will concede that the hits here - “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “Fernando” (on some International editions) - are the biggest hitters. However, it would be foolhardy to overlook Arrival’s album cuts. Opener “When I Kissed the Teacher” is as potent a pop song as the hits. For all their kitsch-iness, “Tiger” and “Why Did It Have to Be Me?” charm. And the title track and closer might be the most beautiful piece of music the group ever did - an ode to Swedish folk music, a wash of keys, strings, and vocal harmonies. 4.0

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Sun Feb 13 2022
4

Good dance vibes.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

que des tubes t'as juste envie de chantonner au bureau et d'embêter tes collègues ^^ :p

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

Le B. A. BA de la pop.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

Genre: Europop 4/5 ABBA is like the 70s and Swedish Mamas and the Papas. Sunshine europop shot directly into your veins, with harmonies that soar to the skies, and joyful tunes as far as the ear can hear. Arrival is their best effort, compiling a more-than-decent run of songs that showcase the best of what ABBA can do, and its good vibes and sweet pop stylings are all one really needs. Dancing Queen, the obvious highlight and one of the biggest songs ever, is a real delight, but it doesn't overshadow its album companions. Knowing Me, Knowing You is great, as well as Money, Money, Money, two great pop songs that were both also successful singles in their own right. This is a happy album that will easily brighten your day, whether you'd like it or not.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

The very famous 4 hit songs are the standouts Their pristine vocals define the group's sound. Only one duff track.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

pangalbum! även om det är lite för mainstream kanske.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

This is like a pop masterpiece from outer space to U.S. ears. Devoid of North American blues influence, this album contains a pervasive, wistful melancholy under its stage-ready Broadway-style bops. At the time of its release it was derided by critics, but in hindsight, ABBA is a behemoth of pop influence. The production here is pristine and leaps from your speakers. It sounds good on everything, no crazy hifi necessary.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

ABBA is Pop Perfection.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

I didn't want to like this, I wanted to be able to say it's terrible. Can't help but enjoy it though, even the atrociously worded 'Dum dum Diddle'. Silly, lovely Swedes.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

It is only through this generator that I get to listen to an ABBA album in full. So to hear the massive singles surrounding by songs not previously heard was odd. It will take a few listens for those other songs to not be swamped by the familiar ones. Quality song structure, harmonies and production as expected.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

4/5. Objectively pretty good, but I can only endure so much 🙏

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Very fun

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

Nice, well crafted pop. I'm probably like a lot of other people, in that I'd only heard Abba singles and their greatest hits songs. Arrivals has a decent chunk of their best singles, but the non singles songs stand up well too, though they suffer from feeling like they are just not as good versions of the bigger songs. The good songs carry the album though.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

The hits on here are unreal. One or two MFers which bring it down a bit for me, but only slightly.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Fun album with some classics. Fills me with feelings of nostalgia, remembering back to when my mom used to listen to her "Best of ABBA" cassette back and forth.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

I liked it

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

DANCING QUEEN YOUNG AND SWEET ONLY SEVENTEEM. classic, lots of peppy and catchy stuff but loved it nevertheless love u fernando.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

i love abba i love their music i love their vibe and their songs. 8/10. there isn’t a lot of negative stuff i can think of other than sometimes their stuff isn’t as creative as i feel it could be but that’s a reach.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

Well, with enough distance from wedding music, I could listen to ABBA with an open mind - and this album delivers wonderfully sublime pop tunes - Fernando, Dancing Queen - albeit both overplayed are masterpieces - Money, Money, Money is also a good contender. The rest of the tracks pale in comparison to the strong showing of the hits, but it's a good album nonetheless - sometimes a bit too Swedish twee to enjoy on a regular basis, but objectively a true pop opus.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Estilo inconfundible con canciones muy pegadizas, buenas voces, estribillos y con predisposición a bailar.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Oh jeez. The teacher in me feels compelled to explicitly state that I do NOT approve of the very first track. Not even going to say the title. Let's just move on... You're not beating "Dancing Queen." Even if there was no other song on this album, that at least gets you two stars right there. Throw in "Fernando" and it's only going up. I know this band and their music has been called "infectious" a million times over by now, but it's really the most apt word you can go with for when they're on their mark. Just pure listenable undiluted happiness. But yeah - "Dum Dum Diddle" and that song about being a tiger were certainly far wide of the ABBA bull's eye, imo. Nobody's perfect.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

My appreciation for ABBA has grown a lot over the last few years, to the point now where I have to say - this is absolutely at least a 4 star album that I will put on again.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

A lot of highs but a few mediocre songs

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Some classic ABBA on this album!

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Good Lawd. First ABBA Album on the list ticked off for me. ABBA basically sound-tracked a LOT of weddings and events growing up for me and this album doesn't disappoint. How can you go past hits like "Dancing Queen" (absolute all time - fight me!), "Money, Money, Money", "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Fernando". However there are definitely some lulls ("Arrival") and problems ("When I Kissed The Teacher"). In spite of this, it's really hard to go past those four hits, which are embedded in our (my) cultural history. Best: Dancing Queen; Money, Money, Money; Knowing Me, Knowing You; Fernando Worst: Arrival

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Really enjoyed this, mainly Dancing Queen, Money, Tiger, Fernando. Clearly, the hits are the stand-outs, but I would say most of the album is very danceable!

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Haven’t listened since the 80s but there are some great tracks.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

Very interesting to hear what accompanied Dancing Queen and Fernando. Not a huge fan of the style but I understand why people like it and why those hits are still played to this day.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

can sing along with plenty of the tunes and Madonna loves them, so what am I to judge

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

I almost want to dislike it, but it's good. Almost every song is catchy and varied enough to keep the album interesting.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Hella bangers, fun album

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

Got this one on vinyl. "Dancing Queen" is maybe one of the top pop songs of all time. Insane how it hasn't aged at all in 50 years. I enjoy Abba. I think people lump them into the disco subgenre but really they are absolute pop and great at it.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
4

Abba is one of the few bands whose music is impossible to not like, despite mamma Mia’s best efforts. Every song makes you want to jam out and each has a unique sound. Very cool to hear dancing Queen organically and fully enjoyed my first full abba album, Fernando was also great

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

I mean I love ABBA in a big way, but perhaps at the right time. I didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to, but perhaps that was to do with my mood and the times I was trying to fit in listening to it! But I deeply respect ABBA and some of their more 'party' songs are just so fun. Some more slow ones on here I wasn't so bothered by. Going to give a 4 for good measure

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

ABBA! I mean obviously this is a classic. I've never listened to a full album of theirs though, so this should be a blast I like Knowing Me, Knowing You - didn't know this one before Why Did It Have To Be Me is interesting

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

Some good songs but generally not my vibe.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

华丽的美国流行曲,奇特的编曲,富有寓意的歌词。Money money money ! ! !

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Album with plenty of classic tracks which are absolutely fantastic. However the album as a whole isn't perfect and there's a few skippable tracks.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Upbeat, joyful and full of classics

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Fun throwback

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

This is a one stop shop album for like all the disco. 4/5

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

When I Kissed The Teacher, Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Money, Money, Money - Classics, storytelling is great, great tunes Classic pop rock album, great tunes, incredible instrumentals paired with mellow storytelling and beautiful vocals

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

You got some big disco hits here! This album keeps the party going. It’s ABBA being ABBA as expected and I appreciate that. Dancing Queen alone is a 5 star song - but I’d still rather listen to a greatest hits compilation over their actual studio albums. I just want all the hits, that’s all I need from them.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Hard not to love Abba. The formula for perfect melodies is amazing. Lyrically it can be juvenile in places but the music always makes up for it.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Aha!

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Top quality stuff

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Sat Oct 01 2022
4

Good

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

Pop. Varios megahits. Un 4.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

It's ABBA, I don't need to write four paragraphs about ABBA because people are born into this world with the innate knowledge of this band and the lyrics of at least 3 of their songs. Huge hits ("Dancing Queen" and "Money Money Money" of course), the less known songs are good as well, even listened to the two bonus tracks ("Fernando" is another classic, "Happy Hawaii" is fine I guess). Gotta be a 4/5, and not just because my own mother and girl friend would kill me for giving this anything lower, but also because it's really damn good music. Fourth paragraph.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Reconec que em costa diferenciar els discos d'Abba més enllà dels seus singles d'èxit. 'Arrival' conté ni més ni menys que la joia de la corona, 'Dancing Queen'. També 'Knowing Me Knowing You' i 'Money Money Money'. Com a album track destacat, 'When I Kissed the Teacher' sona genial

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Objectively probably a 3, but nostalgia hits like a mfer

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Ok

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