Gosh ABBA just rocks!
By music_ liStEnER
Man, any song that i listen to from ABBA, i totally fall in love with!! They are like one of my fav bands ever!
Universal have a habit of recycling their catalogue regularly (because they can), and ABBA have been the guinea pig as back as 1980 with the label they were on in a certain market. I have this as a budget import called "The Name of the Game" with additional tracks. There are some hits (you know the ones), as well as select album cuts. This collection can be for completists or casual fans, but it's still material you may already have.
Reading reviews, I was dismayed to hear such negative sentiments of this album. I think this album is very cohesive and has a definate theme. While most of the songs are lesser known to the American public, I think that they are very strong in the total ABBA collection. I feel like every song is unique to the ABBA sound and that they each have a definate "catchy" quality. From the pop sound of "Love Isn't Easy" to the mellow beach sound of "Why Did It Have to Be Me?" and the futuristic "The Visitors," each song goes beyond the ABBA stereotype and allows the average listener to get a full sense of the amazing range that this band encompassed in the few years that they produced music. As for a compilation album, it may be geared more for the listeners familiar with ABBA, but definately should be considered by those new to the group who like what they hear with the "Greatest Hits" compilations and want to delve deeper into the amazing sound that is ABBA.
My mom has played this ever since I was born, and I've grown up loving it...if you think it's old schooled, check out the A*teens, ABBA generation!!
I LOVE THIS ALBUM IT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY BUY THIS ALBUM