So, after 40 years it has finally happened. ABBA have done what they said they would never do, and a new album and all sorts of virtual shenanigans are on the way. The much touted and delayed announcement has been made with a great deal of hoopla, and there is new music to be enjoyed / reviled depending on your perspective. I’ll be honest – I love ABBA. They form such an indelible part of my younger days that I find hard to be objective about them. The fact that all four of them are still here, still talking to each other, and now making new music together has to be a cause for some celebration.
So are the new songs any good? Is the legacy intact? On the first couple of listens I’d say so. Lead single I Still Have Faith in You starts slowly and builds to a crescendo of sheer ABBA-ness. It’s kitsch, it’s corny, it’s bloody great!
Other opinions are, I believe, available.