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  • Summary: This is the first new studio release of new songs in 40 years for the Swedish pop quartet.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    It’s a terrific, family-friendly smorgasbord of a record that delivers all the classic ABBA flavours.
  2. Nov 8, 2021
    80
    The bar remains where they left it nearly 40 years ago and they have thrived within their own limits. Voyage might not surpass ABBA’s timeless collection of gold hits, but it’s certainly better than the disappointment people will purport it to be.
  3. Nov 30, 2021
    75
    Benny’s production work at times does a disservice to the material but, for the most part, Voyage is a welcome addition to the ABBA canon.
  4. Nov 5, 2021
    70
    Missteps prevent Voyage from being a triumph yet they are true to the rest of ABBA's catalog so, in a sense, they're welcome. If ABBA didn't have cheeseball moments, they wouldn't be ABBA, so it's reassuring that the group brings the lows along with the highs on this unexpected and delightful album.
  5. 60
    There are songs here with a cinematographic grasp of gesture allied to countermelodies of aching prettiness, almost casually thrown away. In the very same breath, though, Voyage packs in a surfeit of hokey oompah and two Christmas tunes too many.
  6. 60
    When the harmonies blend and Andersson’s piano rings out, it sounds enough like Abba to have hardcore fans tossing their feather boas in the air. But the dancing queens have lost the spring in their step, and the result is out-of-time rather than timeless.
  7. Nov 4, 2021
    40
    Rather than reflecting poignantly on the past, much of the rest of Voyage feels terminally stuck there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Guh
    Nov 5, 2021
    10
    ABBA's best album. Wonderful songs, exquisite production, incredible vocals and compositions always at the highest level. ABBA simply made theABBA's best album. Wonderful songs, exquisite production, incredible vocals and compositions always at the highest level. ABBA simply made the biggest comeback of all time, that's not opinion, it's a fact. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    10
    Beautiful album that get's better the more you listen to. quirky, goofy but also earnest and deep.
  3. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    Absolutely fantastic, nostalgic, magnificent album
    The 2 released singles are not enough to fulfill the nostalgic sensation of have ABBA again
    Absolutely fantastic, nostalgic, magnificent album
    The 2 released singles are not enough to fulfill the nostalgic sensation of have ABBA again on studio recordings, we have to make a great but real avaliation of it... Vocals of Frida behind Agnetha on "I Can Be That Woman", Yes, You could be wherever you wanna to! On all documentaries, every critic and musician say that agnetha is punch on vocal... On that song, it really proves, after 40 years, we cannot stop the emotions hearing Agnetha on lead vocals again...

    "Little things" prove that Frida vocals are originally preserved of the time... Absolutely incredible Keep an eye on Dan, shows to the public que sonority that remembers "The Visitors", doing a audiovisual memory on fans of European disco! What they really meant to say? Abba and they secrets...

    What we have to talk about "Don't shut me down" and I still have faith on you? Well, Bjorn and Anderson proves that they together know how to choose the true singles to promote something... If I have to make a perfect comparison, I think of "Ode to freedom" is like "The way old friends do"... Originally talking, ABBA really do the best... Perfect synchrony vocals and quality

    This album is a really voyage, what the criticism is waiting for? Another Dancing Queen song ???? Do you really thinking of after 40 years they will be another smash like it...? Just look the DSMD song, and No doubt about it, and we are able to be fulfilled of joy and happiness, Like nostalgics songs of "arrival" album...

    Obviously that Abba will do a Mamma Mia 3!!! There is no reason to not do it!!!


    THANKS ABBA FOR THIS MAGNIFICENT ALBUM!
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  4. Dec 6, 2021
    10
    Great Album and an amazing surprise in 2021! It is an introspective and profound ABBA. The melodies and harmonies make me travel!
  5. Nov 5, 2021
    9
    Its hard to believe after all these years away Abba can still deliver! Some hit harder than others but we never thought we would get new AbbaIts hard to believe after all these years away Abba can still deliver! Some hit harder than others but we never thought we would get new Abba or that it could be this good! Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2021
    8
    This album is not as good as their best ones. But c’mon, those were world altering records that changed our perception of music. Voyage doesThis album is not as good as their best ones. But c’mon, those were world altering records that changed our perception of music. Voyage does not, but it reminds us of abba’s timeless qualities. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    ABBA's first album release in 40 years is nothing less than, in my opinion, very poor.
    Every track is so underwhelming, to the point of pure
    ABBA's first album release in 40 years is nothing less than, in my opinion, very poor.
    Every track is so underwhelming, to the point of pure boredom.
    This kind of material is really a thing of the past and doesn't 'fit in' with the modernistic vibe of today's music charts. Disappointing.
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