ABBA

Why Sweden is top when it comes to pop
Malcolm Jack

Why Sweden is top when it comes to pop

No one makes pop music quite like the Swedes. Ever since ABBA won Eurovision in 1974, the country has been synonymous with perfectly polished smash hits – and it’s all down to their TV viewing habits.

ABBA’s comeback is set to make money, money, money
Music

ABBA’s comeback is set to make money, money, money

With the Voyage shows, ABBA will gross tens of millions without having to so much as pull on a platform shoe. The band’s comeback is a music business masterstroke, writes Malcolm Jack.

‘Mamma Mia’ is back, and Stellan Skarsgård says the singing’s not improved
Film

‘Mamma Mia’ is back, and Stellan Skarsgård says the singing’s not improved

Stellan Skarsgård plays Bill, one of Sophie’s three potential fathers in Mamma Mia. He is also Swedish and remembers what it was like when Abba was taking over the world,
so who better to chat to about the film’s socio-political significance?

Super regrouper! ABBA are back and it was The Big Issue wot done it (sort of)
Music

Super regrouper! ABBA are back and it was The Big Issue wot done it (sort of)

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