ABBA as accomplished and serious musicians Sept 28, 2019 16:33:29 GMT
Post by Deleted on Sept 28, 2019 16:33:29 GMT
Following on the subject of ABBA's reputation as accomplished and serious musicians, they definitely do not receive the acclaim and praise that they deserve. Their songs are so diverse touching on all aspects of human emotion. Bouncy pop such as " If It Wasn't For The Nights ", " That's Me " and " Angeleyes " incorporate very serious lyrics. The band's "tour de force" is the rather dark and sombre feel to many of the tracks. Devastation, loss and anguish pour out within " Knowing Me Knowing You ", "The Winner Takes It All", " One Man One Woman ", " One Of Us " and " When All Is Said And Done ". You can feel the gush of melancholy whilst listening to " Slipping Through My Fingers " and " Like An Angel Passing Through My Room ". " Our Last Summer " is, also very wistful. Likewise, " The Day Before You Came " meanders along very eerily and draws you to your own conclusions. " Eagle ", " Tiger ", " Lay All Your Love On Me ", " The Visitors ", " Soldiers ", " Me And I ", " The Piper " and " Cassandra " are spellbindly appealing with sinister overtones throughout. Then there is sleaze and raunchiness with the likes of " Voulez Vous ", " Gimme Gimme Gimme ", " Kisses Of Fire " and " The King Has Lost His Crown ". Even the euphoric " When I Kissed The Teacher " and " Dancing Queen " cleverly conceal a tinge of sadness in the music. So many fine examples of songs reflecting on human nature and yet the band are not taken seriously and are not merited with the recognition that is rightfully theirs. Maybe one day all their critics will finally succumb to the magical charms of their timeless craft. We wait and hope !