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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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Abba singles race to top of streaming charts in comeback triumph
Swedish pop group shows cross-generational appeal, amassing 5.5m likes on TikTok since 1 September

Rachel Hall

03, Sep, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Share your thoughts on the return of Abba
Abba have released new tracks for the first time since the 1980s. We would like to hear your thoughts on the band’s return

Guardian community team

03, Sep, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Abba’s new songs reviewed: a perky, moving return to pop’s highest peaks
It is so powerful to hear Agnetha and Anni-Frid singing I Still Have Faith In You together after 40 years – and the slinky, cheeky Don’t Shut Me Down is even better

Jude Rogers

02, Sep, 2021 @7:42 PM

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Abba reunite for Voyage, first new album in 40 years
Swedish hitmakers to release album of brand new material in November, and digital avatars will appear in London concert residency in 2022

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Mark Brown

02, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Kerry Fox: ‘I still see myself as a teen: pot, joyriding and trying to have sex’
The Shallow Grave and Intimacy actor on driving at 15 in New Zealand, her parents’ disco dancing and starting an Abba fan club in her shed

As told to Rich Pelley

13, May, 2021 @11:25 AM

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Chess: The Musical review – Abba’s ridiculous cold war musical is absurdly complicated fun
Natalie Bassingthwaite, Paulini and Rob ‘Millsy’ Mills feature in a serendipitously timed revival of the less than loved musical

Shaad D'Souza

24, Apr, 2021 @12:06 AM

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Today’s pop industry cheats songwriters | Björn Ulvaeus
It’s the song, not the album, that rules modern pop – but payment for writers is dysfunctional at best. We urgently need a new model

Björn Ulvaeus

17, Apr, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Ja Ja Ding Dong! How schlager found its joyful place in the pop camp
Will Ferrell’s new Eurovision movie dances to the bouncing beat of schlager, Germanic folk-pop reclaimed from the spectre of nationalism by embracing kitsch

Angelica Frey

08, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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