Abba

Essays

ABBA’s Music Was Sexist, But ‘Mamma Mia’ Helped Fix That

ABBA's songs were never that kind to women, but 'Mamma Mia' provides a surprisingly feminist re-telling of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' music.
Shaad D’Souza
7.18.18
Anniversaries

Will Smith’s ‘Big Willie Style’ Taught Me How To Be Myself And Black

Twenty years ago, it was extremely okay to be this corny and revive pig latin.
Mike Sholars
11.22.17
Internet Exploring

Dancing Queens: Uncovering 'The Hits of ABBA in Hindi'

How two Indian sisters in 1981 made a joyful ABBA covers album for an Indian audience.
Alex Godfrey
3.19.17
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked People About the Songs They Find Too Hard To Listen To

Breakups? Breakdowns? Funerals? We all have musical ghosts and they're destined to haunt us forever.
Daisy Jones
1.24.17
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I Found the Meaning of Life at an ABBA-Themed Club Night

How perfect pop helps to make sense of the chaos in an era when Trump will soon run the free world.
Lauren O'Neill
1.18.17
Important Questions Raised By...

New British PM Theresa May Has Horrible Taste In Music

May told the BBC's 'Desert Island Discs' that if you were trapped on an island with her, all she would play is Abba, church music, and clips from 'Yes Minister'—which bodes well for Britain.
Angus Harrison
7.14.16
The Noisey Guide to

The Noisey Guide To ABBA

Know this: ABBA are not disco schmaltz. For starters, their songs are full of perfectly pitched pathos and they've never once sold out. No wonder Bob Dylan loves them…
Cam Lindsay
5.18.16
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The ABBA Museum, Which Exists, Is Weird as Shit

ABBA: The Museum doubles as the Swedish Music Hall of Fame because ABBA were to Swedish pop music what The Beatles were to rock.
Drew Millard
5.6.16
Thinkpieces And Shit

Why Is Swedish Pop so Damn Good?

Elliphant, NONONO, and Kate Boy weigh in.
Liza Darwin
11.1.05