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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
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2013-05-19 05:12:25 PM  
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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 03:17:25 PM  
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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 03:07:28 PM  
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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 02:55:31 PM  
1 vote:

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

2013-05-19 02:39:01 PM  
1 vote:

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.

2013-05-19 02:36:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:53:06 PM  
1 vote:
Oh look, it's Beatles fans acting like 14-year-old girls thread again
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