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(New Musical Express)   For years, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the second-biggest selling album in the UK. But now, that album has been overtaken by ABBA's greatest hits collection, Gold   (nme.com) divider line 77
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2013-05-19 01:49:15 PM  
I just don't get why abba is so well acclaimed...
 
2013-05-19 01:49:22 PM  
UK's musical taste sucks. No good new music has come out of the UK since 1980 or before.
 
2013-05-19 01:53:06 PM  
Oh look, it's Beatles fans acting like 14-year-old girls thread again
 
2013-05-19 01:54:06 PM  

show me: UK's musical taste sucks. No good new music has come out of the UK since 1980 or before.


Colon were pretty good
 
2013-05-19 01:57:39 PM  

speciaal: I just don't get why abba is so well acclaimed...


They get by with a little help from their friends.
 
2013-05-19 01:58:41 PM  
I hate the Beatles but this is just farking sad.
 
2013-05-19 02:02:04 PM  

born_yesterday: speciaal: I just don't get why abba is so well acclaimed...

They get by with a little help from their friends.


And they know the winner takes it all.
 
2013-05-19 02:02:24 PM  
This is the Beatles' Waterloo.
 
2013-05-19 02:10:04 PM  

theorellior: This is the Beatles' Waterloo.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-19 02:10:34 PM  
It's better than the U.S. list of artists with #1 hits:

20 - Beatles
18 - Mariah Carey
17 - Elvis
13 - Michael
12 - Rhianna and Madonna

ABBA > half the musicians on this list
 
2013-05-19 02:13:41 PM  
The top two are Greatest Hits albums, Sgt. Pepper is a single album.  That's pretty impressive.
 
2013-05-19 02:30:17 PM  
i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-19 02:30:57 PM  

theorellior: This is the Beatles' Waterloo Benghazi.

 
2013-05-19 02:32:01 PM  

show me: UK's musical taste sucks. No good new music has come out of the UK since 1980 or before.


Elbow
 
2013-05-19 02:36:11 PM  
So a shiatty album was toppled by a shiattier album...so what?

At least the #1 spot is still held by a good band.
 
2013-05-19 02:39:01 PM  

show me: UK's musical taste sucks. No good new music has come out of the UK since 1980 or before.


Maybe not on the charts but there's plenty of good music.

I'm putting TesseracT in the SHMHC assuming we get one this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmR0gkojHDs
 
2013-05-19 02:55:31 PM  

LewDux: Oh look, it's Beatles haters acting like 14-year-old girls thread again



/FFFY
 
2013-05-19 02:59:43 PM  

ununcle: LewDux: Oh look, it's Beatles haters acting like 14-year-old girls thread again No, you are girl


/FFTFY

 
2013-05-19 03:07:28 PM  

speciaal: I just don't get why abba is so well acclaimed...


A huge run of huge hits, amazingly catchy songs.

And from a musican's standpoint, they were one band which really understood the Beatles recording process and expanded upon it.  There's a ABBA documentary out there somewhere which has a whole section where they isolate instruments from various songs and when you start breaking them down, they're very Beatles-like.
 
2013-05-19 03:09:52 PM  
People, please... can't we all just come together in the spirit of peace and harmony and mock Rush and its fans?
 
2013-05-19 03:16:50 PM  
I never wanted to pork Ringo, Paul, John or George.
 
2013-05-19 03:17:25 PM  
It's really hard for somebody under about 45 to really grasp what a phenomenon they were. And their final album was released only 7 years after their first. They re-invented their sound on almost every album. There is no doubt at all that they were the best and most influential musical group of all time.
 
2013-05-19 03:18:44 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I never wanted to pork Ringo, Paul, John or George.


videokeman.com
Amen.
 
2013-05-19 03:19:01 PM  
I like ABBA, then again, I'm not a 20 something "everything sucks" kind of Farker.
 
2013-05-19 03:20:54 PM  

theorellior: This is the Beatles' Waterloo.


Niiiiice.

Desert island picks? Between the 2 entities, I'd take The Beatles, but between those 2 albums, I'd take ABBAs Greatest Hits any day of the week.
 
2013-05-19 03:21:36 PM  
 
2013-05-19 03:37:15 PM  

speciaal: I just don't get why abba is so well acclaimed...


Try not to be distracted by their hideous outfits.

...Which is very, very difficult.
 
2013-05-19 03:41:35 PM  

speciaal: I just don't get why abba is so well acclaimed...


Most recording artists would sell their soul to the devil to be in a position where they couldn't include songs as well crafted as Eagle, The Day Before You Came and Our Last Summer because they'd run out of space.
 
2013-05-19 03:42:07 PM  
Well, the Beatles (what's left of 'em) want you to know that if you change your mind, they're the first in line.
 
2013-05-19 03:45:42 PM  
and Sgt Peppers is horribly overrated, all gimmicks and tricks and very few good songs.
 
2013-05-19 03:52:58 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: It's better than the U.S. list of artists with #1 hits:

20 - Beatles
18 - Mariah Carey
17 - Elvis
13 - Michael
12 - Rhianna and Madonna

ABBA > half the musicians on this list


Uh, there are only 5 musicians included in that list. Whats your point
/ABBA sucks
 
2013-05-19 03:56:42 PM  
Oasis> ABBA/ Beatles!
end troll...
 
2013-05-19 04:05:44 PM  
I am a long time Beatles fan. That said, St Peppers is my least favorite Beatles album. The stupid BeeGees movie made it worse.
 
2013-05-19 04:12:24 PM  
Like a lot of people born well after their heyday, for the longest time I only knew ABBA for the annoying,  saccharine-sweet "Dancing Queen", but after listening to some other stuff of theirs over time, while still far from my cup of tea, they really were fantastic songwriters.

And, does anyone consider  Sgt Peppers... the best Beatles album? There's probably only three songs on there I truly like.
 
2013-05-19 04:17:24 PM  

Larry Mahnken: The top two are Greatest Hits albums, Sgt. Pepper is a single album.  That's pretty impressive.


Yeah I don't see what the big deal is. ABBA is a great pop group, and their greatest hits is pretty solid.

I'm more concerned that Abbey Road didn't outsell Sgt. Pepper, as it's way better.

Just imagine how much ABBA Road would sell.
 
2013-05-19 04:17:34 PM  

Killer Cars: And, does anyone consider Sgt Peppers... the best Beatles album? There's probably only three songs on there I truly like.


10 years ago, a lot of people did, but times and tastes have changed.  I always thought it was too Paul-heavy and gimicky, but I loved it when I was 12.
 
2013-05-19 04:18:49 PM  

LewDux: ununcle: LewDux: Oh look, it's Beatles haters acting like 14-year-old girls thread again No, you are girl


/FFTFY


O what the fark.

/Chuckle
 
2013-05-19 04:51:29 PM  
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2013-05-19 05:12:25 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The stupid BeeGees movie made it worse.


never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened never happened ...
 
2013-05-19 05:23:03 PM  
It's really not fair comparing a regular album with an anthology...

/Also, anyone badmouthing the UK: Garth Brooks has 6 albums in this...
 
2013-05-19 05:25:03 PM  

LewDux: Oh look, it's Beatles fans acting like 14-year-old girls thread again


I don't have a dog in this fight, but it would be amusing if ABBA is popular centuries from now, and the Beatles become just a musical footnote, only remembered by a few scholars....

/ Both bands have good ( & not so good) songs...IMHO
 
2013-05-19 05:35:48 PM  
I'm actually okay with this. I'll take ABBA over "Generic pop idol who nobody will remember in five years" anytime.
 
2013-05-19 05:42:36 PM  
the Eurovision group

I had no idea Eurovision had been around that long.


show me: It's really hard for somebody under about 45 to really grasp what a phenomenon they were. And their final album was released only 7 years after their first. They re-invented their sound on almost every album. There is no doubt at all that they were the best and most influential musical group of all time.


43 here. I practically grew up listening to ABBA. Them and the Village People are just about all my mom listened to outside of Christmas albums.
 
2013-05-19 05:46:11 PM  

farkeruk: and Sgt Peppers is horribly overrated, all gimmicks and tricks and very few good songs.


That's easy to say now.
 
2013-05-19 05:48:20 PM  
I went with the girlfriend to see the original production run of "Mama Mia" in Los Angeles. I was prepared to hate it. That went out the window. I was smiling like an idiot by the end of the show.
 
2013-05-19 05:51:10 PM  

Badgers: It's really not fair comparing a regular album with an anthology...

/Also, anyone badmouthing the UK: Garth Brooks has 6 albums in this...


does the UK also do the same thing as the US where double albums (over 100 minutes, used to be 80 minutes) count as 2 units solds?
 
2013-05-19 06:01:41 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I am a long time Beatles fan. That said, St Peppers is my least favorite Beatles album. The stupid BeeGees movie made it worse.


I wouldn't say least favorite, but I'm kinda with you.  Never cared much for the early Beatles stuff, but I also didn't grow up during that phenomenon.  And indeed, i respect the early 60's stuff as a phenomenon.

I also respect Sgt. Peppers for everything it changed and inspired.  However, the album itself, I just can't get into.  (Well, except "A Day In The Life")
 
2013-05-19 06:10:52 PM  

fusillade762: the Eurovision group

I had no idea Eurovision had been around that long.


show me: It's really hard for somebody under about 45 to really grasp what a phenomenon they were. And their final album was released only 7 years after their first. They re-invented their sound on almost every album. There is no doubt at all that they were the best and most influential musical group of all time.

43 here. I practically grew up listening to ABBA. Them and the Village People are just about all my mom listened to outside of Christmas albums.


I was talking about the Beatles, but you knew that, didn't you Mr. Troll.
 
2013-05-19 06:20:17 PM  

show me: fusillade762: the Eurovision group

I had no idea Eurovision had been around that long.

show me: It's really hard for somebody under about 45 to really grasp what a phenomenon they were. And their final album was released only 7 years after their first. They re-invented their sound on almost every album. There is no doubt at all that they were the best and most influential musical group of all time.

43 here. I practically grew up listening to ABBA. Them and the Village People are just about all my mom listened to outside of Christmas albums.

I was talking about the Beatles, but you knew that, didn't you Mr. Troll.


Oh shiat. No, I didn't. My bad.

*slinks out of thread*
 
2013-05-19 06:43:05 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Badgers: It's really not fair comparing a regular album with an anthology...

/Also, anyone badmouthing the UK: Garth Brooks has 6 albums in this...

does the UK also do the same thing as the US where double albums (over 100 minutes, used to be 80 minutes) count as 2 units solds?


I'm not sure. I do know they changed the rules for singles and that basically killed the cd single market in the UK... compilations and anthologies could have their own chart.
 
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