Gold: Greatest Hits
Label: Universal Music International Div.
Some of the best pop songs ever, the greatest-hits collection to beat all greatest-hits collections, the sound that defined the '70s and charted the course of pop music since, the album that launched a thousand drag queens and cover bands (not to mention Mamma Mia!) ... ABBA Gold is many things to the history of pop music. But on a more micro level, the album also sketches, from first kiss to divorce, the trajectories of the relationships that defined the group: Bjorn and Agnetha, Benny and Anni-Frid, ABBA itself (which had disbanded 10 years before this album's 1992 release).