ABBA ABBA Gold
4.0 Ranking: #62 for 1992
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0.0 Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | February 18th 12

ABBA Kadabra

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3.5 greatNick Butler EMERITUS | November 14th 06

Simply put, Abba Gold is stuffed with pure pop glee. "Waterloo" is perhaps the highlight of the upbeat dance numbers, but it has stiff competition - "Take A Chance On Me", "Mamma Mia", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", and "Money, Money, Money" are all more than capable of filling a dancefloor with both nostalgic mums and ironic indie kids who desperately want to hide the fact that their love for the music actually isn't ironic at all. It's not all happiness and joy, though - they hit unexpected heights on "The Winner Takes It All" though - a stunning lyric and an atmospheric production make this perhaps the band's most enduring song. Certainly their best.
There's surprises in store for those who didn't realise how talented the BB contingent really were, too. The guitar playing on "Chiquitita" is genuinely lovely, and the song has an almost medieval feel to it. The opening riff on "Voulez Vouz" is verging on Bowie-esque. And people tend to forget dark some of the music to "Gimme!" really is, particularly the intro, which could be co-opted for a gothic power ballad. The rest sounds not unlike Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds.
ABBA - the best singles band of all time? A highly contentious point, obviously. But ABBA Gold proves that they've got credentials as good as anyone.


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0.0 Alex Robertson STAFF | February 18th 12

i very sincerely think "dancing queen" is, like, top 20 songs of all time? top 10?

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0.0 Shachar Sagui | December 7th 12

i feel so gay why do i like this ughghhghghgh

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4.0 excellentSalteyBacon | August 2nd 13

ABBA's success was to play it safe and make a few hits along the way. These are all the hits from all the albums that you need to hear. An essential collection for anyone into pop, disco, and anyone willing to make number one hits.

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1.0 awfulLucas Schlotfeldt | February 18th 12

There is no band I hate more than ABBA. I mean that

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0.0 sideburndude | August 31st 10

Probably my favorite pop album. it may seem chessy but hey it's fun

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4.5 superbTheCompilationMan768 | August 13th 10

Yeah, ABBA are cheesy and everything, but this collection is great. Probably the only ABBA album you should own, it gives a nice slice of their biggest hits, with the top of the pack being "Dancing Queen", "Voulez-Vouz" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"

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5.0 classiccitymonkey | May 7th 10

i hesitated to give a compilation the classic rating, but hey, considering almost every song on this album is truly great, i simply couldn't resist. some people may find some songs a bit too "Schlager", and its the only album i own, that even my grandmother would listen to enthusiastically. The albums flow is perfect, unlike other bestofs, where half of the songs don't fit because the where written in a different period.
favourites: SOS, Mamma Mia, Waterloo

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5.0 classicMaggie B. | August 11th 09

Good album! Great Album! Awesome Album! This is amazing for pop music

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4.5 superblovelymelodies | February 16th 09

ABBA gold is one of ABBA's best albums. As everyone knows it was made into a broadway musical called "Mamma Mia" which is one of ABBA's hits on this album. Soon it became a movie and everyone got lost in the catchy toons and the beats and lyrics. This whole Album makes you want to get up and dance to all the fun.

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0.0 katunlover69 | August 12th 08

dancing queen is the best pop song ever and this album is essential. buy it now it rules

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