Super Trouper – ABBA

I have been wrestling with this dilemma all day, I can’t eat, sleep or concentrate on work. My problem is, which ABBA album to listen to tonight. I thought about going for the lighter, Arrival or ABBA the Album, then thought I would give the darker (yes, there are dark ABBA albums) albums a shot, in the end I went for Super Trouper.
I have been obsessing about this album all day, well more the track The Winner Takes it All. It is a funny old game this lyric writing lark, especially when you are writing songs about your failed relationship to the person singing your lyrics. Literally putting words into her mouth, there is a cultural studies thesis in there somewhere. If I were a post-structuralist feminist I could have a field day with this, but alas, I’m not.
An aside; I have spent the whole night annoying my family by singing; Su-pa-pa, Tru-pa-pa at least once every 10 minutes.
Best track; Lay All Your Love on Me
Micro review; Best concept album about a lighting rig I have ever heard

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