My ‘Amazon.com’ Review of “A” (“A” stands for Agnetha Faltskog)


"ABBA" was a tremendously popular music group between 1975 and 1982.
“ABBA” was a tremendously popular music group between 1975 and 1982.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth more than a second glance!, January 20, 2014
By
Sherna Bhumgara (Mumbai, India) 
This review is from: A (Audio CD)
I think that a lot of my readers must be undoubtedly wondering why this reviewer/author invariably posts reviews that fall into either of two extremes – five-star ratings (more often than not) or into the category of a poor one-star /mediocre two-star rating. The reason is quite simple – it should be worth your while to read the review in question, through to the very end; the product being reviewed either promises immense listening pleasure &/or possesses great value for money – or it very simply doesn’t qualify in any of the above categories. So, when I review a product as having a five-star rating, I sincerely hope that it helps you to make an instant and worthy choice.
Agnetha Faltskog - a legendary artist in her own right, besides her being of ABBA fame.
Agnetha Faltskog – a legendary artist in her own right, besides her being of ABBA fame.
The album called, "A" for Agnetha.
The album called, “A” for Agnetha.
I’m sure that most of you have heard of the Swedish disco-pop group, ABBA, that took the world’s audience by storm especially between 1975 to 1982. ABBA comprised of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names (Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid). ABBA has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide and this spectacular success has made them the best-selling artists of all time. Their music is characterized by highly-articulate, sultry singing voices; foot-tapping, background rhythms and meaningful lyrics. In this sense, this album called, “A” (‘A’ is for Agnetha) does not fail to impress, in the least. Agnetha has kept the lively disco-pop tradition of ABBA alive, even though she sings as a solo artist in this album.
The product has a colorful and attractive cover design; it also comes neatly packaged. The sound engineers have done an excellent job of the sound-effect – it is deep, yet not too resonant. It is an album that can very well be blasted out at a loud volume – it would indeed surprise me if the depth of the sound allowed for any distortions – if any. It can very well be enjoyed at a low volume too – for sober and quiet listening pleasure, especially while reading at night. The only downside is that the album is rather short in length – it keeps us “gasping” for more, just like an eager dog would do – a dog who invariably wants “more.” In that sense, it may not be great value for money.
However, the overall presentation of the album is impressive indeed, especially when a lone, courageous artist decides to go solo after being part of a tremendously popular music group. Entertaining and well worth more than a couple of glances – that’s my final verdict. I hope it helps you to make yet another note-worthy choice, to add as a prized part of your music collection!

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