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Adoring ABBA

Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, 1977

"ABBA IS the most exciting pop phenomenon of the ‘70s," claims their bio, and for once it’s no hype. My admiration for this group knows few bounds. Here’s a group who can create pop songs as super-charged and overpowering as anything this side of the Philles label, making everybody else from Peter Frampton to the Runaways look incredibly lame in comparison, in addition to which they produce their own records with a sound so pure and dynamic and uniquely their own that they should long since have been acknowledged as among the world’s most brilliant producers.

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