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The 20 best songs of 2021
We celebrate everything from Lil Nas X’s conservative-baiting Montero to Wet Leg’s instant indie classic – as voted for by 31 of the Guardian’s music writers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Grammys 2022: Jon Batiste, HER and Justin Bieber lead nominations
Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X also among those with multiple nominations in top categories

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Nov, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Abba’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad: ‘Don’t be too sure’ Voyage is the end
In a rare interview, the singer known as Frida told Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 that album and concert residency may not be the band’s final act

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Nov, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Take a chance on Abba’s Voyage | Letters
Letter: Neil Barber defends the band’s new album and argues that artistic depth is not owned by the dark side


08, Nov, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Abba: Voyage review – full-on and frothy
The return of the Swedish super troupers has plenty of bittersweet erudition, plus a good dollop of mass-market cheese

Kitty Empire

06, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Abba: Voyage review – no thank you for the music
After 40 years, the makers of once-sparkling pop are back – but the glamour promised by this album’s two terrific singles goes horribly unfulfilled

Jude Rogers

05, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Abba pause show’s promotion after two die at tribute concert
Man aged 80 fell or jumped seven storeys to his death, striking another attendee

Staff and agencies in Stockholm

03, Nov, 2021 @3:38 PM

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World exclusive: Super troupers! Abba on fame, stress, ageing backwards – and why they've returned to rescue 2021
World exclusive: Here we go again! After nearly 40 years, Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid are back together. We get the inside story of the greatest reunion in pop

Alexis Petridis

27, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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This week’s new tracks: Abba, Josef Salvat, Vengaboys
In this final ever edition, there’s the return of some pop titans, a stomping electro whopper and existential musing on what ‘Vengabus’ actually means

Peter Robinson

17, Sep, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Crocs, Hush Puppies, Abba … who’s next for the rebirth of the cool?
Seems the more embarrassing a brand, the keener hipsters are on reviving it. Our writer thinks about digging out some old M&S slacks

Ed Cumming

12, Sep, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Head over heels: why an Abba obsession is as Australian as Muriel’s Wedding | Kate Waldegrave
Of course we were excited about the pop group’s new album – this is the place where an Abba TV special got more viewers than the moon landing

Kate Waldegrave

07, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘An enormous cultural moment’: readers respond to Abba’s return
Our readers share their reactions to the return of the pop legends after four decades

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Sep, 2021 @12:35 PM

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