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(New Musical Express)   ABBA: Gold has spent 1,000 weeks on the UK charts, the first album in history to do so. This is music's Waterloo   (nme.com) divider line
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2021-07-06 10:09:08 AM  
Waterloo isn't even their best song.
 
2021-07-06 10:09:37 AM  
The big secret: Most people don't really hate Abba as much as most people think most people do.
 
2021-07-06 10:42:19 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: The big secret: Most people don't really hate Abba as much as most people think most people do.


This scene represents everyone's opinion on Abba. (just replace the Carpenters with Abba)

Carpenters Tommy Boy
Youtube e2pAEG9aAGk


See also: ELO
 
2021-07-06 10:49:54 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: The big secret: Most people don't really hate Abba as much as most people think most people do.


Maybe not, but enough people live it enough to accomplish what the headline says it has?

That's the part that baffles me....
 
2021-07-06 10:50:46 AM  
Sorry not sorry but I love this version:

Joey Niceforo - "Winner Takes It All" (Official Video)
Youtube RRz89T6IJ30
 
2021-07-06 10:53:29 AM  
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2021-07-06 10:53:58 AM  
I'm not gonna lie, I have it on my iPhone.
 
2021-07-06 10:54:36 AM  
The European version of the Eagles Greatest Hits.

I am assuming DSotM still has the longest chart run for an original album at 917?
 
2021-07-06 11:04:45 AM  

buntz: thatguyoverthere70: The big secret: Most people don't really hate Abba as much as most people think most people do.

This scene represents everyone's opinion on Abba. (just replace the Carpenters with Abba)


See also: ELO


ELO is lame pap but I have come to appreciate the Carpenters.
 
2021-07-06 11:15:48 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: The big secret: Most people don't really hate Abba as much as most people think most people do.


I mean, you can hate pop music out of spite, but I feel like if pressed into a corner even the most die-hard pop hater would pick ABBA as their grudging example of "well-made" pop/disco.

They've got enough bangers that you're gonna find one that you can't help but bop to.
 
2021-07-06 11:17:42 AM  

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I'm a Ghost fan and I wanted to be mad at that.  But I can't be.  It's a fair cop.
 
2021-07-06 11:21:27 AM  
Abba My Mama Said (1974) (Stereo)
Youtube 92L6balksi8
 
2021-07-06 11:53:19 AM  
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2021-07-06 11:57:31 AM  
Am i losing what's left of my mind, or is the arithmetic in that article all wrong?
if the album has been on the charts since Sep. 1992, and never dropped off, it's a lot longer than the 19 years or 1000 weeks cited in the article.
 
2021-07-06 11:58:50 AM  
ABBA made good broad-appeal music you can dance to.  They didn't dive headlong into trends, so their music hasn't aged poorly.

It was my parents' era, yet I expect my grandkids will still be listening to it (if only occasionally).
 
2021-07-06 12:07:39 PM  

jso2897: Am i losing what's left of my mind, or is the arithmetic in that article all wrong?
if the album has been on the charts since Sep. 1992, and never dropped off, it's a lot longer than the 19 years or 1000 weeks cited in the article.


Not sure which part of the article is wrong, but it's not you.
 
2021-07-06 12:08:40 PM  
My my. At Waterloo, Napoleon turned tail and ran.

-- Historically accurate ABBA.
 
2021-07-06 12:11:59 PM  
I could listen to Abba more than I care to admit, and I really enjoyed Muriel's Wedding.
 
2021-07-06 12:12:35 PM  

Skarekrough: thatguyoverthere70: The big secret: Most people don't really hate Abba as much as most people think most people do.

Maybe not, but enough people live it enough to accomplish what the headline says it has?

That's the part that baffles me....


There seem be 250 spots on the chart, so staying on it isn't all that tough.
 
2021-07-06 12:24:24 PM  

jso2897: Am i losing what's left of my mind, or is the arithmetic in that article all wrong?
if the album has been on the charts since Sep. 1992, and never dropped off, it's a lot longer than the 19 years or 1000 weeks cited in the article.


I think I found the problem.

None of the source articles linked in the NME one mention the album never dropping off the charts. So it's probably 1000 total non-consecutive weeks.  The NME article writer, with a poor grasp of basic math, just assumed it had never dropped off the chart.
 
2021-07-06 12:25:54 PM  

Jack of All Games: jso2897: Am i losing what's left of my mind, or is the arithmetic in that article all wrong?
if the album has been on the charts since Sep. 1992, and never dropped off, it's a lot longer than the 19 years or 1000 weeks cited in the article.

I think I found the problem.

None of the source articles linked in the NME one mention the album never dropping off the charts. So it's probably 1000 total non-consecutive weeks.  The NME article writer, with a poor grasp of basic math, just assumed it had never dropped off the chart.


It's in metric weeks
 
2021-07-06 12:30:32 PM  

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or on a Headstone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCFCm​y​_ZTFA
 
2021-07-06 12:33:55 PM  
You'd think at some point sales would drop off once everybody already has a copy. I guess ABBA records over there don't spontaneously self-reproduce like copies of Frampton Comes Alive in the US.
 
2021-07-06 12:34:40 PM  
Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

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2021-07-06 12:44:29 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

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The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thecha​r​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thecha​r​t.php?b=849
 
2021-07-06 12:49:27 PM  

LewDux: [Fark user image 211x199]
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/obscure
 
2021-07-06 12:58:09 PM  

LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849


Which proves that these "ranking" things are BULLSH*T!
 
2021-07-06 1:05:34 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849

Which proves that these "ranking" things are BULLSH*T!


OK, Boomer
 
2021-07-06 1:48:18 PM  

bostonguy: Waterloo isn't even their best song.


Yeah, but you can't escape it even if you wanted to.
 
2021-07-06 1:55:09 PM  

LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849

Which proves that these "ranking" things are BULLSH*T!

OK, Boomer


Your taste in music is bad and you should feel bad.

Oh, and please insert this little bit of news up your rectal orifice:

https://www.showbiz411.com/2021/07/04​/​what-year-is-it-the-number-1-and-2-alb​ums-on-itunes-are-40-queen-and-50-joni​-mitchell-years-old
 
2021-07-06 2:12:21 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849

Which proves that these "ranking" things are BULLSH*T!

OK, Boomer

Your taste in music is bad and you should feel bad.

Fark user imageView Full Size

https://www.last.fm/user/LuDux/librar​y​/artists

Oh, and please insert this little bit of news up your rectal orifice:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-07-06 2:24:18 PM  

LewDux: [YouTube video: Abba My Mama Said (1974) (Stereo)]


Ceci n'est pas une marque de livre.
 
2021-07-06 2:29:12 PM  

Jack of All Games: jso2897: Am i losing what's left of my mind, or is the arithmetic in that article all wrong?
if the album has been on the charts since Sep. 1992, and never dropped off, it's a lot longer than the 19 years or 1000 weeks cited in the article.

I think I found the problem.

None of the source articles linked in the NME one mention the album never dropping off the charts. So it's probably 1000 total non-consecutive weeks.  The NME article writer, with a poor grasp of basic math, just assumed it had never dropped off the chart.


That's not a math problem it's a comprehension problem
 
2021-07-06 2:30:56 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

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You sound old
 
2021-07-06 2:38:39 PM  

LewDux: https://www.last.fm/user/LuDux/librar​y​/artists


This answers a few questions I had.
 
2021-07-06 2:58:16 PM  

LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849


Is ABBA even considered an "album artist"? Easily the biggest band of my lifetime (lived in Europe from 71-81), but strictly a singles artist. Kanye is currently well overrated due to recency bias, let's see where his discography rates in 20 years.
 
2021-07-06 4:05:13 PM  

snowybunting: LewDux: https://www.last.fm/user/LuDux/library​/artists

This answers a few questions I had.


I fixed it
https://www.last.fm/user/LuDux/librar​y​/tracks?page=390
 
2021-07-06 4:08:18 PM  
/It's from album Rush Archive (for god's sake don't show it to anyone)
 
2021-07-06 4:47:57 PM  

jaytkay: ELO is lame pap but I have come to appreciate the Carpenters.


Are you sure that's the hill you want to die on?

Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (Full Version)
Youtube teBV0EoJJY8
 
2021-07-06 5:23:04 PM  
I always enjoyed the oddly Bergman-esque moments in their videos.

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/Agnès Varda actually started doing the face juxtaposition thing back in the 50s but Bergman did it way more
//plus, also Swedish
///threes
 
2021-07-06 5:32:11 PM  

drewogatory: Kanye is currently well overrated due to recency bias


or underrated for same reason
 
2021-07-06 8:10:01 PM  
Based on Wikipedia, the album had just south of 6 million copies sold as of 2018.  Based on the population then (2018), birth rate, and death rate, it comes to 1 copy of the album for every 15 Brits. Average household size is 2.4 so 1 in every 6 homes has a copy of the record.
 
2021-07-06 9:01:11 PM  

LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849

Which proves that these "ranking" things are BULLSH*T!

OK, Boomer

Your taste in music is bad and you should feel bad.
[Fark user image 299x169]
https://www.last.fm/user/LuDux/library​/artists

Oh, and please insert this little bit of news up your rectal orifice:
[Fark user image 246x180]


Go away, Kanye!
 
2021-07-06 9:02:14 PM  

chitownmike: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

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You sound old


Millennial-like typing detected.
 
2021-07-06 9:31:47 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: chitownmike: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

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You sound old

Millennial-like typing detected.


AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: LewDux: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Compared to the audio dogsh*t being excreted into our ears by today's "artists" such as Kanye West, even 70's ABBA and Queen is far superior. Music execs have really misjudged their consumer market this decade.

[pagesix.com image 850x566]
The best album credited to Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,874.
Kanye West is ranked number 17 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 73,016.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=1570The best album credited to ABBA is Arrival which is ranked number 1,176 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,549.
ABBA is ranked number 311 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,837.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechar​t.php?b=849

Which proves that these "ranking" things are BULLSH*T!

OK, Boomer

Your taste in music is bad and you should feel bad.
[Fark user image 299x169]
https://www.last.fm/user/LuDux/library​/artists

Oh, and please insert this little bit of news up your rectal orifice:
[Fark user image 246x180]

Go away, Kanye!


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2021-07-06 9:40:37 PM  

dionysusaur: LewDux: [YouTube video: Abba My Mama Said (1974) (Stereo)]

Ceci n'est pas une marque de livre.


Sacre Bleu!
 
2021-07-06 11:19:56 PM  
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2021-07-07 2:22:12 PM  
Family Guy - Train
Youtube s7yCQu-gI_M
 
2021-07-07 4:01:31 PM  

Tor_Eckman: LewDux: [Fark user image image 211x199]
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I'm a Ghost fan and I wanted to be mad at that.  But I can't be.  It's a fair cop.


Amen. I mean, hail Satan.
 
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