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Thank you for the music

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Just watched Mamma Mia! The Movie this week (twice!). It sucks, is completely ridiculous, Pierce Brosnan cannot sing to save his life, and there are far too many annoying characters, but because it’s ABBA, all is forgiven. Meryl Streep, perfect as always, appears to be having the time of her life, but maybe it’s just her acting. Some of it would have been better if they simply used “playback singing” the way only we in India seem used to, but it was mostly okay. Apparently there are even thoughts of a “sequel” (wouldn’t be the first time a movie with no plot has had a sequel, anyway), because “there are still plenty of ABBA songs left”.

Funny how ABBA is everyone’s childhood memories no matter when they were born. (Or, indeed, how old they were when they first heard ABBA :P)

Another funny thing is how it’s patently obvious that ABBA’s songs are pretty stupid, but it’s impossible to not like them. Even parodies of ABBA sound great:
French and Saunders:

(Lyrics.)
Not the Nine O’ Clock News:

Also, this is now a blog.

Written by S

Mon, 2008-11-10 at 07:01:58

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  1. “Funny how ABBA is everyone’s childhood memories no matter when they were born.”

    I second that. I think fathers introducing ABBA to their progeny is a rite of passage.

    karthik

    Mon, 2008-11-10 at 11:12:00


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