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Arrival

ABBA

1976

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Arrival

Rating

3.38

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

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

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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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5

Who doesn't like ABBA?

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5

Made me want to dance

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5

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

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5

Wonderful! Improves with age

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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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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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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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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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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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Non merci

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

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Unhörbar

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

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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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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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todos los hitazos

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Klassisk ABBA. Verdens beste album.

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Waouh!!!

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Loved it

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One of the most positive albums ever.

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

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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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5

Absolute banger, saved. Iconic song after icon song.

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I love it

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

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

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5

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

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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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5

Forever a Classic.

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5

Great album

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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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5

Loved it, classic songs to sing along.

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5

sweet! Love Fernando

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5

So much pop gold.

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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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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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5

Quintessential pop album. Great work ABBA keep it up

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5

Banger after banger

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5

Un moment de pur bonheur

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5

Bangers on bangers

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5

Abba

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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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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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5

All Bery Bery Awesome!

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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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5

Lots of classics here.

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

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5

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

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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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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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Fængende pop, 70’er, kærlighed, simpelt

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4/5

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love it.

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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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4

ABBA ne

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4

Certified bops

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Better than the last ABBAlbum

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4

Really Enjoyed this album Dum Dum Diddle - Slaps

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

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I liked a song or two from there

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4

a great album!

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

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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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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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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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YAS QUEEN

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IM the dancing queen

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4

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

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4

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

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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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I fucking LOVE ABBA! So happy to listen this

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4

Bright, fun, quintessential Abba.

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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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4

i like pop

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4

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

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4

Decent

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4

FERNANDOOOOOO

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4

3.5/5 Some bad songs, mostly good

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Great songs

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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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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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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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4

Jams left and right.

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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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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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So amazingly feel good

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4

Старики мочат

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4

Dancing Queen <3

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it's fuckin abba bro

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

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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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4

Good songs great, bad songs very dated

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4

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

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4

Some real bangers in this one. Good listen for sure

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Good!

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4

The cream of the crop

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4

Very good. Favorite tracks are Dancing Queen and Tiger

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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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Reminds me of my Mama!

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3.5

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4

Disco. Aceptable

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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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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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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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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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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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4

My secret pleasure!

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coolll 4

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

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

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Can’t go wrong with ABBA!

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4

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

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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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4.5

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

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Un classique disco 4

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Abba dabba doo!!! Haha

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4

Love a bit of Abba

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4, quite good

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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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4

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

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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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Good dance vibes.

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

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Le B. A. BA de la pop.

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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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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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pangalbum! även om det är lite för mainstream kanske.

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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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ABBA is Pop Perfection.

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

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4

Very fun

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

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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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ABBA is a good bit of fun but it's cheesy shit 7/10 haha

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3

Listened to about 5 songs.

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I couldn't help but recall that this album was basically written to win Eurovision.

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3

A typically good ABBA album

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3

Oh well ABBA...reminds me of some good parties and other good memories. But I wouldn‘t listen to this on my own.

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3

Mixed. Some classics in there, but not really my taste

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Abba, Pop. Pretty Nice.

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I'm now the dancing queen

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Never a bad time for abba

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Its a good album i've heard most of the songs before but this sorta music just isnt for me

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3

nice one. Again, from my childhood.

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It's really all disco. Everything.

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Wel prima album, maar het blijft jammerlijk Abba

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Abba is niet mijn ding

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3

Not a great album in terms of structure or when taken as a single work, but a really good collection of songs.

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3

Don't make me listen to more than two songs of ABBA in a row, thanks :-D (and I give it three stars because I still recognize it's a nice pop album of its time)

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great voices, nice record, some cool songs and a timeless classic

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3

This was pretty good. Easy to listen to with quite a few tunes.

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3

Fun and catchy pop songs, but I’m just not the biggest ABBA fan. Glad I listened though!

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A classic album and even tho parts of it are problematic, I still really liked the way it sounded.

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Goede timing, zo net voor het songfestival. ‘Knowing me, knowing you’ is een favoriet van me. Verder vond ik het nogal een zit, een hele plaat ABBA.

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Best leuk dat ABBA en jaloersmakend hoe zij liedjes kunnen schrijven. Maar een heel album is toch wel iets too much.

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ABBA is great in small doses but the happy-pop vibes get really grating after a while. But the good 1st half balances out the 2nd bad half for me.

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I like ABBA, but besides the singles I wasn't impressed

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This was better than I feared. The singles were okay, dancing queen is good. The rest was not annoying.

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Perfectly pleasant 70's pop.

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A solid album full of hooks by the Swedish goliaths of pop

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Some obvs bangers but not my jam really

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Nao da pra nao gostar de ABBA

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Easy and fun listen, very similar to The Carpenters in that regard. I was a little underwhelmed, especially with some of the more singsong-y tracks like Dum Dum Diddle and Happy Hawaii - obviously nothing is gonna rival Dancing Queen, but nothing else made a great impact on me. This could be a 4 off pure enjoyment alone, but a high 3 feels much better for how I felt about this as an album Already Saved: Dancing Queen Saved After Listening: My Love, My Life

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3

Good mix.

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Well, it's ABBA. What else is there to say? Catchy pop tunes, a couple of them extremely well-known. But mostly too unassuming and lacking any depth.

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Schwer zu hören, schwerer nicht mitzusingen

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Erg hoempapa maar wel lit

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Not my style, but well done for sure.

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"when i kissed the teacher" - sacándole lo pedófilo, le doy 2,5/5, además i cant relate porque todos mis profes han sido unos viejos horrendos. update: la escuche como 4 veces y ahora es un 5/5 perdón feminismo!!!1! "dancing queen"- tema de cuarentena, definitivamente lol, lastima que ya esta tan gastada. 5/5 igual, no me importa naaaa. my love my life - casi me duermo, ni lei la letra, 1/5. "dum dum diddle"-parece una canción de xuxa mal hecha, 1/5 (nadie iguala a xuxa) "knowing me, knowing you"- not my cup of tea, ni la terminé. 1/5 "money money money" - abba invented capitalism 5/5. "If I got me a wealthy man I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball" no quiero decir que me recuerda a alguien pero.... "thats me"- "But I'm not a man's toy, I'll never be I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry That's me" la pongo en la proxima marcha 4/5 "why did it have to be me?" - me gustaría PODER decir que yo dedicaría esta canción pero lo más probable es que me la terminen dedicando a mi 5/5. "tiger" - no la apruebo !!!! 1/5 como me vas a perseguir y estar rompiéndome las bolas todo el tiempo q flashaste ñeri. "fernando" - se tienen q juntar con lady gaga y cantar ale ale alejandro fernando (si mi novio no me dedica esta canción cuando seamos viejos no lo quiero :p) "HAPPY HAWAII"- la quiero cantar algún día no irónicamente (4/5)

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1. when i kissed the teacher: escena inicial de peli de los 80’ con la protagonista corriendo en una tarde de verano vibes / 2. dancing queen: TEMAZO TEMON TEMAIKEN / 3. my love, my life: cute / 4. dum dum diddle: que buena canción loco ojalá la pasaran en el baile / 5. knowing me, knowing you: de mis favs / 6. money, money, money: critica contundente al capitalismo!!!! / 7. thats me: divertida. / 8. why did it had to be me?: me aburrí / 9. tiger: esta está como pa escucharla cada mañana. / 10. arrival: yo como una tonta toda la canción esperando a que canten :(

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Disco folk music, as it were. Bright, shiny and happy, danceable and nostalgic.

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already know dancing queen, and money money money. dont really like listening to them though

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Classic pop album, some enjoyable tracks (more well known ones) though not really my thing.

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Trill lil pop album. Don’t know if I’ll ever listen again though :)

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Modern pop music would be better if more real drums (and bass and guitar) were involved. This is fun!

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Fucking bops, all around.

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Really definitive sound. Vocalization is crazy and quite operatic. Good production quality. Not really my type of music so sounded repetitive after a few songs.

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I mean.. it’s ABBA. Catchy tunes and they sound great even though it’s not my preferred style of music.

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Relaxing

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Fairly consistent album. Some classic singles and some filler

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Not my style, but fun. Clearly influential and progressive

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Just good fun. Way muddier mix than I remembered. This is kind of charming sometimes, but I would have liked to hear the impressive instrumental arrangements a bit better. The stadium guitars that appear every once in a while are pretty funny---but I'm definitely not complaining.

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Classic.

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Some jams, but not quite my favorite

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Pretty good, although Dancing Queen is the obvious standout.

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Favorite: Knowing Me, Knowing You

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I really like some songs of the album, but is not my favorite music style.

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they arrived like disco, all new and fun then left after a day BYE

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A few pop gems, perfect for a Monday

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Classics interspersed with cheese

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Tasty slice of pop pie

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Great pop music featuring perhaps the greatest pop song of all time.

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Not my genre....obviously; however I was suprised at how much I enjoyed this album. The hits are uniformly very good, though I do wish the arrangements were just a little more edgy but that would be besides the point I suppose. Anyway a solid 3.5 for what it is and the sing-along factor.

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Went into it ready for a 1 star, as I never really got good vibes off Abba. I still don't, but it has some redeeming features.

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I don’t know it’s ABBA it’s fine.

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I’m not the first to say this, but there’s no reason to listen to this album instead of a “best of ABBA singles” playlist. Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Money Money Money are bops though.

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Very up and down. There's the songs you know and the songs you don't

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This does feel harsh, but 4 is too much. There's some really good tunes on here, but some of them are just a bit boring to me. Nothing about it stands as an album either, in the sense that it's just a collection of tunes. Good tunes, but not great

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Classic pop, not my thing

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It's hard not to like Abba. Sure, it's kind of bubblegum music, but they are catchy, well-produced pop songs. Nothing wrong with that. 3 stars.

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This is nice. Nothing special, good to know some curiosities on the most famous ABBA album, but nothing more to say.

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Tämä on varmaan aikanaan ollut melkoisen täydellinen pop-levy. Käytännössä lähes jokaisesta biisistä on tullut jonkinlainen klassikko. Juuri tämä onkin itselleni se suurin asia mikä levyssä tökkii - vaikka kappaleet ovat hyviä niin ne ovat myös äärimmäisen puhkisoitettuja. Ehkä itselleni levyn nautinnollisimmat kappaleet olivatkin avausraita When I Kissed The Teacher ja hieman vähemmän kuultu hitti My Love, My Life. Laadukasta musiikkia, mutta pidin enemmän Abban edellisestä levystä listalla.

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Tämä oli aika abbaisaa abbaa. Sinänsä ihan okei jortsubiisejä, mutta ei ihan oma kuppi teetä. Osansa voi tietysti olla sillä, että monet biisit ovat niin loppuun kulutettuja, että ei vaan enää pysty innostumaan.

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meh

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this one's another meh-it's-fine album for me. i did rather like when the A*Teens covered the shit out of abba in the late 90s; that felt like a bit of an improvement, to be honest.

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Didn't enjoy this as much as The Visitors.

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"Dancing Queen", "Money, Money, Money". Альбом - квинтэссенция лучшего, за что мы любим ABBA

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Better than I thought it was gonna be, knew every other song so either amazing album or they just didnt release that many.

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Some nice singles, but a whole album of Abba is just too much.

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Thought it would be horrendous...some tracks ok...knowing me..money...Fernando raise to 3 star

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Some certified bangers on here, but eventually I zoned out a little. Very pleasant vocals, shimmering instrumentals, nice production that doesn't sound dated at all. Favorite tracks: "Dancing Queen", "Dum Dum Diddle", "Knowing Me, Knowing You"

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Better than I expected. While I’m not a fan of the band, I understand why so many like it.

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Pure pop with more depth than you'd think. 3

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Löytyy perushitit, ihan ok

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Ihan hilpeetä rallattelua. Aikoinaan ollut varmasti edelläkviäjä monessakin mielessä joten 2,5 *

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Interesting to listen to the hits in the context of an album, but the singles are what this is really about. Fun, great pop singles, but not a great album.

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Dancing Queen I like.

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If they'd kept the original song titles, this would have been the running order: Rio de Janeiro Boogaloo My Love, My Life Dum Dum Diddle Knowing Me, Knowing You Been And Gone And Done It Coachman's Farm Tiger Fiol The bangers are the bangers, the rest is cacophodisco. Apart from "Coachman's Farm", which apparently only got to live its best life as a single in Japan, and the hair-raising conclusion of the otherwise entirely unmenacing "Tiger".

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Good album

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There’s a joyful innocence about ABBA that you don’t hear these days. I enjoyed this album

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Amother flashback to high school! Didn’t realize they were just a 50’s girl group with a disco beat! Now they’ve been ruined by white women drinking too much Chardonnay and dancing to Mamma Mia. There’s a place in my heart for Knowing You, Knowing Me and Fernando. Always liked Money, Money, Money too.

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Noice

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Never took ABBA seriously. That was a mistake. All tracks have a lot of inventiveness to entertain the music geek. And a couple to keep for good. Just a couple of throwaways.

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This is like a 2 1/2. I'm putting at a 3 just for Dancing Queen. It was all too much, but in small doses very enjoyable.

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A fun, groovy album. 6/10

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not bad

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Meh. Very much the enjoyably forgettable one-night stand of albums: Good while it lasted, but no desire to revisit. I have nothing against ABBA, even if their music is a bit high on 70s cheese. That's what is so enjoyable/delightful about them! But I just can't muster a whole lot of enthusiasm for an album mostly comprised of middle-of-the-road tracks. Fave track is actually the title track, but then I've never been a huge fan of ABBA's vocals so I may be biased here. Even so, the title track fucking slaps. And Dancing Queen is still the perfect soundtrack for dancing like no one's watching. Fun, silly, unabashedly cheesy.

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Very very 70s disco. The first track, "When I Kissed the Teacher" is 70s cheese of the highest magnitude. Knowing Me, Knowing You is not bad. Sounds like an early version of an 80s power ballad. I liked Dancing Queen (played a billion times, but good song), Why Did It Have to Be Me (decent rocker), and Arrival. The bonus edition has Fernando on it, which is a good track. I'll call it a solid 3. Not bad, good moments, not really my cup o' Swedish tea.

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I love the movie The Rock. Funny, great action sequences, a plot that is not completely ridiculous (??), good acting for the material. It is a fun movie. As far as action movies go it's a classic but that doesn't make it a classic piece of art. Ditto for this album. Lots of fun, music mixes well with the vocals, and lyrics are not completely drivel (??). I just can't find in the music or the vocals what makes it particularly impressive or what shows great skill. A classic disco or pop album but not a classic piece of art.

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My wife had said I am not a big "ABBA" fan. And I will admit, it's not the first thing I reach for when I want something to listen to. Having said that, this album is really well-crafted 70s pop. I liked a lot of the feel of some of the songs. Even hearing the 1977 version, with "Fernando," an inescapable song. And "Dancing Queen"... I mean, how can you NOT like that song? Having said THAT, this album is really well-crafted 70s pop. So some of the songs are very dated. Seeing that the first song is called "When I Kissed The Teacher," yikes. The sense of what is acceptable really is different from 50 years ago. "Tiger" is another one that just teeters on the edge of camp. I'm sure they were like "oh, this is going to be a great one." But now it's just... what were you thinking? It's interesting that the album is just over 30 minutes long. Each song is a crafted 3-minute piece, going for that pop kind of classic. Do they all make it? At the time, yes. It's just now some of them seem so... dated. (To be fair, I'm sure of the stuff I listened to as a kid is really dated as well. But I have been listening to it over and over so I do not notice.) So yeah, I am going to take it a bit more off for it sounding so dated. But I guess that's not their fault. They were going for a specific sound that just didn't age well.

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A good example of a singles band who probably shouldn’t make albums.

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My Mum owned this album when I was little so I’ve been familiar with it for a long time. Still stands up as a strong pop record though probably not my favourite ABBA record. Money x3 is a particular highlight but most of my other favourite songs are on other albums

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3/5 quite good

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alvegok

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Was dreading an hour of Abba, but plonked it on when working and to be honest it was just like listening Radio 2 In short, whatever is the opposite to lifechanging.

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3 1/2, bra popdängor

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Pop melódico y armónico. Alguna buena canción (dancing Queen) pero el resto muy parecidas entre si

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Abba

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Pop datado.

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Just an okay album. No bangers

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Yes. It has some of the classics, but it’s not my kind of jam

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some heat but all kind of sound the same

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Man, this one was a struggle to get through.

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Holy wall of sound. 70s style lots of instruments and lots of notes everywhere. Really liked the guitar sound every time it came in. Everything else not so much. Most songs annoying Fernando is the best track along with the final one

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Their hits are classics, but man I don’t actually like their music. It’s too peppy/disco for me.

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It's pop music. Singles are by far the best songs here. 5/10

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surprisingly, I listened the complete album

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If there was ever a singles band, it is ABBA. In terms of pure pop, Waterloo is one of the best singles ever--it's just nonstop hooks, high energy, and perfect execution from beginning to end. But ABBA is responsible for a lot of revolting music, too, so I didn't go into this review with high expectations. There is a fine line between exuberant and overbearing and ABBA consistently crosses it. Much of Arrival feels overstuffed, overproduced, and has a overly sweet, cloying quality. The combination of the perky choruses and the thumping bass on When I Kissed the Teacher makes my stomach ache. Same goes for the descending Liberace piano figures on Dancing Queen. To be fair, it's this very excess or to be kinder, ahem generosity of spirit, that ABBA fans find appealing. When ABBA slows down the tempo, as on My Love, My Life, their gooey sentimentality is brought into even harsher relief. This is a band that makes The Carpenters seem edgy. They've sanded down all the elements in their music, lacquered them and buffed them to a glossy shine, like a bubblegum pink cadillac. If you're getting the idea that ABBA rubs me the wrong way, you are 100% correct. But even on ABBA own terms, as a bubblegum hit making machine, Arrival falls short. There are only a couple of Pavlovian earworms here. 2/5

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Never been a fan of ABBA, can tell they had talent, wide ranging songs, clearly musical talent there, but just really not my bag. 2/5

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Although three LPs and a greatest-hits compilation preceded it, Arrival is aptly titled, as this album announces the band's move beyond bubblegum. Arrival contains three huge hit singles, the dramatic "Money Money Money," the downcast "Knowing Me, Knowing You," and quite possibly the band's finest four minutes, the absolutely perfect pop classic "Dancing Queen," a combination of Spector-ian grandeur, McCartney-esque melody, and the indescribable vocals of Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad

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Didn't hate it as much as I thought, but it was still bad. There's a blues song on this album? Dancing Queen is great.

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i think the production was great for its time but i'm just not a fan of disco at all. probably skews the data but what are ya gonna do.

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Well known songs are sickly sweet and overhyped. The unmarketed parts of the album are better

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Vocalization is a bit monotone and repetitive. What I mean is, the lead singer sounds almost the same on every track. Dancing Queen is the star of the show and the rest are largely forgettable.

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It was ok, poppy music. Definitely Won’t be a favorite.

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I don't think I could ever again just sit there and listen to straight ABBA. That is a truly psychotic thing to do.

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I love a good ABBA song. what I wasn't prepared for was that every song on this album that isn't already on a greatest hits album actually completely sucks. I truly hoped to discover ABBA songs I liked as much as their greatest hits and that sure didn't work out! edit: turns out Tiger was not on any greatest hits albums despite being a single that even I'm aware of. so there's one!

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Dancing Queen deserved a better album.

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just not for me - Fernando my favorite song

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Hmmm. Didn't like apart from singles. Too closing.

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Hmmm. Didn't like apart from singles. Too cloying.

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Not my jam.

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Not for me

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I remember watching an old CD my mom brought home, it's "Mamma Mia!" (I can't believe it was released in 2008, I've always thought it was released somewhere in the '90s). It was some light film where everyone sings Abba songs. I don't remember much about that night. I can roughly recall how my mom loved the movie. She's probably an Abba fan. And me? I only remember liking two songs, "Honey Honey," and the iconic "Dancing Queen." I loved the energy and the casual positivity in "Dancing Queen." But I've never heard the original until now. And... I didn't like it much. Because of the mentioned memory, I expected this album to be some standard pop album, but its much more disco than I expected. "Dancing Queen" is still a good song. That and "Money Money Money" are the only good songs in the entire album. The bonus track "Fernando" is also worth mentioning, its incredible. The rest is some terrible disco pop stuff. The mentioned tracks saved this from 1 star. If this album is a hit-and-miss, then those tracks are bullseye.

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Easy to see why so popular. Songs are well crafted but not my Thang.

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No. Too poppy, to much the same every song. Just not for me.

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It's Abba, lots of ballads and songs you would hear in musicals. You should know what you're getting into here. I find that for every song they came up with one catchy chorus line or piano riff and then wrote around that hook where they could repeat it as much as possible. It's so lacking in substance, but I think that's why Disco failed was this shallow repetition. Also the music videos are all the same, there were 4 or 5 in the playlist on Youtube, and each one was "Let's do a short quick-burst closeup on the face of the person singing" "Ok now let's have one of you face the camera, and the other stand in front but face to the left" "Ok now we're just doing a closeup of whoever is singing". Every. Single. Time.

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Sure, fun memories from when they were so prevalent, and this music brings me back to my youth with a smile. I also get the big nostalgia kick boosted by 'Mamma Mia,' although I've never seen it. Musically, other than the enjoyable time warp, it's just not really my thing. Great for what it is, but too fluffy for my liking.

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not great

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Not my thing at all but clearly has monumental hits

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A mix of several stupidly famous songs (very deservingly so) mixed with numerous WTF tracks. There has never been a better case for a Best Of album than Abba.

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As much as I appreciate them, this says ABBA are a singles/compilation band. Arrival has little sonic cohesion outside ABBAness as-such, and the hit density is rather too low. They deserve at least one spot here.

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Hard to rate. Never really clicked for me as a serious musical act. Dancing Queen is obviously amazing but there aren't enough good ones to make up for the horrible production

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Too often I feel like this is the soundtrack to a carnival. Not a good thing.

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As an educator, I just don't know what to do with "When I Kissed the Teacher." They may have tried to get back on course with "Dancing Queen," but it was too late. "Arrival" was poisoned on arrival by the creepy opener. But wait, the "Dancing Queen" in question is only 17? Is she the one who kissed the teacher? Oh, also, I just don't like this music.

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I’m lactose intolerant so I can’t handle this much cheese. But I must admit they do have nice singing voices.

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It was tempting to give this a higher mark, since the hits were so long-lived, and let's face it, they weren't the worse thing on the radio in the 70s. But by listening to the supporting tracks, one gets more insight into the influences behind the song-writing and sing-along style - and it's not pretty.

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Usually, music groups or bands or whatever ABBA is do not force existential questions such as: Why is this album a thing? What was the point of this album? Perhaps it is a Swedish thing in an American world for this reviewer. Short and sweet, this album is not bad. "Dancing Queen" is an abstract promotion of girl power and solid independence, not a bad thing. "When I Kissed The Teacher" touches on the trope of student/teacher romances and with geometry being the course of study. "Dum Dum Diddle" by far the worst song here. ABBA seems have to commissioned the circus or a carnival for their clown music vibe, to where if there was a music video and ABBA was on a carousel, there would be no surprise. The title track is an instrumental, synth-heavy (go figure), minimal vocal offering that honestly was a nice reprieve and break in the monotony that seems to settle on the last half of the album. Overall, the album is not bad but it is not really good either. The reasoning for why this should be heard before the end of one's life is debatable but in all fairness, ABBA is certainly an original performance and their cultural impact is undeniable. If anything, an understanding of the 70s, or just the history of music, would support a reason for giving ABBA a listen. However, this is not an album that earns a repeat listen.

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This is included ironically, right? Or just for time-capsule effect? Because this is about as banal as pop music can be. It ranks with sugar-free gum, shag carpet and curling irons as ‘70s cultural touchstones.

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This was really hard to get through..

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some of the schlockier, inauthentic sounding music i've heard .. Dancing Queen rips

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If there is a Hell, they are playing this on repeat.

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No I did not..

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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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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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meh not very good

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Gag me with a spoon.

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vachier vachier vachier vachier Venez pas me dire que le métal rend violent, moi c'est abba qui me donne le goût de fesser dans les murs de SheetRock à grand coups de pieds. Criss de quétaines. MAUVAIS MAUVAIS MAUVAIS

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A few ok songs, but not the strongest hand to open with. Knowing me knowing you is a great track. Not my cup of herring juice

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,j 'ai toujours eu une répulsion pour ce groupe et je l'ai 'aiencore et dire que c'est un succes planétaire en dit long sur les humains et leurs gout

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Awful music, did not listen.

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Ouff, s’était pénible. J’ai failli abdiqué, mais je suis un gars de principe et je l’ai écouter jusqu’à happy Hawaï. I was so happy it was the end! Je l’évite l’album au complet, je m’ennuie presque de Sinatra Je levite i am the Tiger eat me b****!

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I'm over ABBA....

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This is the first album I couldn’t even sample all of the songs. I just can’t do disco.

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I cant do it. Mama Mia, sure fine, but thats it. That's all. My Abba cup done runneth over.

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Dross. Can’t stand Abba and this did nothing to change that. Can’t take them seriously.

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Why this group exist escapes me, awful, can't give zero stars but hated every moment of this one

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No i przyjechala ABBA, zebym wreszcie zmierzyl sie z tak klasycznym zespolem, ktory wyznaczyl kierunek muzyce rozrywkowej lat 70, wizytowka grania europejskiego za wielkom wodom, bo zespol szwedzki, potwierdzily sie takze moje przypuszczenie jakoby nazwa bandy, to byly inicjaly czlonkow, dwie baby i dla chlopy dodatkowo jeszcze sie poparowali, jedna para przed rozpoczeciem dzialalnosci, a druga pod koniec, obie pary sie zdezintegrowaly w tym samym czasie co banda, ciekawe co wyniklo z czego w tym wypadku, bo po takiej karierze kazdy z albumow topowal czarty, sprzedawali wszystko co wyszlo z ich studia, a tu takie szybkie zakonczenie kariery zespolowej po osmiu latach dzialalnosci, ale co do samego arrivala to jest to dokladnie ten typ muzyki ktorego nie potrafie sluchac i jest on mi wyjatkowo niemily, przez swoja milosc, konformizm muzyczny, wszechobecne poczucie mialkosci, jako czwarty album w dyskografii zespolu plasuje go dokladnie w srodku stawki chronologicznej, a jak dla mnie to pierwszy abbowy album jakie slyszalem, bo wczesniej moje uszy byly jedynie gwalcone wszelakimi radiowymi atakami, ale samemu z wlasnej nieprzymuszonej woli nie sluchalem, a dwa hitowe kawalki arrivala, czyli money money i dancing queen brzmia jak kazde inne hity zespolu, wiec sluchajac dancingowego queena wyraznie nasuwa sie deja vu z waterloo, nie jest to z pewnoscia najbardziej synthowy album w ich wykonaniu, ale i tak instrumentale sa tak oklepane, bo zaslyszane pewnie w X innych kawalkach jak to ma sie z dzielami wybitnie influencyjnymi, dodatkowo banda tworzyla na zasadzie pany BB pisaly traczki, ktore byly spiewane przez panie AA, chociaz BB tez sie udzielali na wokalach, bo jednym z najbardziej rozpoznawalnych abbowych akcentow jak dla mnie sa wlasnie harmonie jakie maja zarowno panie na wokalach jak i towarzyszace in pany, czuc tutaj chemie sparowanych ludzi, panowie BB jeszcze cos brzdakali na wszelakich instrumentach, ale jednak ABBA tworzyla juz w nowoczesnym stylu, wiec sesyjni muzycy byli odpowiedzialni za wieszkosc instrumentali, chociaz pewnie mieli jakis stalych wspolpracownikow, ale to juz trzeba by postudiowac lore innych albumikow, no i pany BB byly jeszcze odpowiedzialne za produkcje, kolejna wazna ceche abbowych nagran, ktore byly przystepnie perfekcyjne, nagrania prawie sprzed pol wieku, a technicznie tak ostro przystepne dla sluchacza, ktory chce dzwieku przyjemnego i lekkiego, bo przeciez muzyka rozrywkowa przeznaczona do densowania w duzej mierze, nie bez przyczyny abba to pradziady disko polo przez swoj wklad w euro disko, wiec o ambitnosci tekstow i probie ich jakiejkolwiek nadinterpretacji nie bede sie rozpisywal, bo dziwne mysli przechodza przez glowe sluchajac albumu, ktory otwiera sie kawalkiem o calowaniu nauczyciela, a konczy prawie ze gospelowym instrumentalem, wiec 33 minuty pomiedzy tymi dwoma punktami to prawdziwa podroz przez kregi piekielne, dodatkowo jeszcze spotifaj uraczyl mnie jakas ekskluzywna wersja, ktora obrodzila w dwa mniej densingowe kawalki, fernando o pieknym gosciu i wolnosci, a drugi o pieknych hawajach, bo na tym albumie wszystko jest piekne, mlode i szczesliwe, a jesli nie jest to tylko dlatego, ze za bardzo sie slucha, nie zapomne tego odsluchu jeszcze z jednego powodu, pozwolil mi on sprawdzic ile czlek jest w stanie utrzymac rece nad poziomem glowy, z czego wynika ze jesli bardzo chce mozna nawet i 45 minut, a odczucia po nich sa zblizone do tych co po pieciu, wiec piekny to byl odsluch nie zapomne go nigdy, a jednoczesnie mam cicha nadzieje, ze jako lista brytyjska, to nie bedzie wiecej abbowych szlagierow sie przewijalo, ale pewnie to zludna nadzieja patrzac na to jak sprzedaly sie ich krazki od pierwszego do ostatniego, plejkowo dodam monejowego songa na liste wszystkiego i niczego

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Ew...ABBA

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The worst band in the world

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Just not for me, at all.

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I don’t want anymore abba!

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Overfamiliar, overrated pap

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Better! Enjoyed Dancing Queen!

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