ABBA’s Essential, Influential Melancholy 

“it was as if the brightness of ABBA’s famously kitschy costumes had blinded the media to any spiritual depth or darkness.”

A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.

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