|ABBA ABBA Gold
|Ranking: #62 for 1992 |
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|3.5 great||Nick 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 ||Shachar Sagui | December 7th 12|
i feel so gay why do i like this ughghhghghgh
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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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|1.0 awful||DoofusWainwright CONTRIBUTOR | April 13th 15|
Everyone has an 'on eternal rotation in hell' album - this is mine.
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|1.0 awful||Lucas Schlotfeldt | February 18th 12|
There is no band I hate more than ABBA. I mean that
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|4.0 excellent||afangman92 | March 29th 15|
Hey, not every hit can be a hit. What's great here, though, is self-explanatory.
|4.0 excellent||SalteyBacon | 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.
|0.0 ||sideburndude | August 31st 10|
Probably my favorite pop album. it may seem chessy but hey it's fun
|4.5 superb||TheCompilationMan768 | 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!"
|5.0 classic||citymonkey | 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
|5.0 classic||Maggie B. | August 11th 09|
Good album! Great Album! Awesome Album! This is amazing for pop music
|4.5 superb||lovelymelodies | 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.
|0.0 || | August 12th 08|
dancing queen is the best pop song ever and this album is essential. buy it now it rules
|4.0 excellent||BoJean | January 11th 17|
|4.0 excellent||swipenet | December 17th 16|
|4.0 excellent||bobby72 | November 16th 16|
|5.0 classic||Agonba | October 4th 16|
|3.5 great||ziroth | August 10th 16|
|3.5 great||TwigTW | July 29th 16|
|3.0 good||bars | June 21st 15|
|4.0 excellent||NLD | June 4th 15|
|4.5 superb||CRX | December 7th 14|
|3.5 great||Titan | October 24th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Hyding | September 22nd 13|
|2.5 average||GFW | May 11th 13|
|5.0 classic||gelud | April 8th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Dirk | January 22nd 13|
|3.5 great||Vak | January 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Chris | September 25th 12|
|5.0 classic||lopezp | July 18th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Acs4b | August 6th 11|
|4.5 superb||Jethro | June 14th 11|
|4.0 excellent||BigHans | August 16th 10|
|4.5 superb||aubbit | April 17th 10|
|2.0 poor||KILL | December 2nd 09|
|5.0 classic||mvdu | June 26th 09|
|4.0 excellent||cmb1888 | January 9th 09|
|3.0 good||Soflex | December 6th 08|
|4.5 superb||Sandu | July 15th 08|
|3.5 great||woee | March 30th 08|
|3.0 good||iamsb | January 4th 08|
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