ABBA


LIST OF ALBUM REVIEWS:

Ring Ring (1973)
Waterloo (1974)
ABBA (1975)
Arrival (1977)
The Album (1978)
Voulez-Vous (1979)
Super Trouper (1980)
The Visitors (1981)
Chess (1984)
ABBA Gold (music video reviews)

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Brief album summaries:


Ring, Ring (1973)

Early ABBA ... everything is so atrocious that you'll need a penchant for punishment to enjoy this.

Overall Album Score: 0.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 1.5
Album Tilt: 0
Artist Tilt: 1

Link to the full review:
Ring Ring -- Hallo Mom? Um... Get Me Da Hell Outuv Sveeden! Fer Dah Luf uf GOD!


Waterloo (1974)

These no-talents surprise with their improvement. OK, it still sucks, but let's humor them.

Overall Album Score: 4.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 5.5
Album Tilt: 4.5
Artist Tilt: 4.5

Link to the full review:
When You're Finished On the Waterloo, Don't Forget to Flush!


ABBA (1975)

Er, what? Can this be an album with a good mixture of pop gems and schlocky nonsense?

Overall Album Score: 7.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.0
Album Tilt: 8.0
Artist Tilt: 7.5

Link to the full review:
They Fin-ABBA-lly Came Up With a Gud Album!


Arrival (1977)

There's no stopping these guys! This is the ultimate Europop experience!

Overall Album Score: 8.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.9
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
There Was an Arrival In My Pants


The Album (1978)

Not so hit-oriented as the last one, although it has its fair share of memorable tunes. As they appropriately call it, this is an "album."

Overall Album Score: 9.2 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.2
Album Tilt: 9.0
Artist Tilt: 9.5

Link to the full review:
I Just Got an Album Called "Album." What'll They Think of Next? Edible Tampons?


Voulez-Vous (1979)

ABBA embraces disco and starts to slip. At least they slip to a merry beat!

Overall Album Score: 8.3 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.5
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 8.0

Link to the full review:
Voulez-Vous. That's French For "Let's Prance Around Naked in Front of Your Parents' House"


Super Trouper (1980)

ABBA's not quite ready to give up. The hits are all surefire classics, and there are no substitutes.

Overall Album Score: 8.6 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.9
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 8.5

Link to the full review:
Super Pouper


The Visitors (1981)

Oft proclaimed as being a downer, but I think it's a graceful and beautiful swan song. It's easily their most artistically expressive work. Plus, it gets better the more I hear it.

Overall Album Score: 8.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.0
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
The Leotards


Chess (1984)

It flopped on Broadway, but the music is excellent. This is Benny and Bjorn's masterpiece.

Overall Album Score: 9.5 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.1
Album Tilt: 9.5
Artist Tilt: 10

Link to the full review:
Chesssssssssssssssssssss


ABBA Gold (music video reviews)

ABBA music videos! ... It's fine for fans, but they're nothing special for the normal people.

Overall Video Score: Eh, So-So


Link to the full review:
ABBA (Stands for: Absolutely Butt Bouncingly Antiphotogenic) Gold: Video Reviews


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