Abba: Gold

ABBA, Greatest Hits ★
This was purchased for Diane on return from Deutschland, and I finally got around to listening to it. Abba was popular in the 1980s, being a Swedish group that made it well in the West. They were re-popularized with the musical Mamma-Mia. I’m not sure why they were popular. Their music is quite boring. It manifests a total lack of creativity. It was unendurable to hear the whole album, as every song sounded the same. Now, maybe the mistake was that I listened to Abba in the midst of hearing a Stravinsky compendium, and it is not right to combine street music with the music of genius. All the same, I don’t think I’ll hear the album out again, or buy any more Abba albums—one’s enough.