I'm basically a life-long fan of ABBA, the Swedish fab four that dominated the international pop charts with such hits as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, and far too many other songs to list here. I began listening to their music during the 70's when their albums were new and I was growing up in Australia. That country grasped onto ABBA with a strong hold. I think it took me a while to figure out that the group wasn't Australian!
After moving to the U.S. in '78 I began to listen to other forms of music and essentially stopped listening to ABBA around 1979 or '80. I re-discovered them again last year after buying the Definitive Collection DVD of their music videos. As a result I thrust myself back into their music buying up all their studio albums. Now as an adult that has listened to many types of music I can appreciate ABBA again because I appreciate the strong production values and creativity in their pop tunes. That's besides the fact that they're firmly anchored with my childhood. My favorite album is Arrival. My favorite 'discovery' is The Visitors, ABBA's last album and one that I'd never heard when it was first released because, well I was in the U.S. and ABBA wasn't nearly as popular here as every where else in the world.
Any more ABBA fans out there?