5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth more than a second glance!, January 20, 2014
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.
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!