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  • Summary: The ABBA covers album from the pop singer/actress was produced by Mark Taylor.
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Fernando
Can you hear the drums, Fernando? I remember, long ago, another starry night like this In the firelight, Fernando You were humming to yourself and... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 91
    Dancing Queen is not a staid history lesson. Instead, it’s a curious experiment that ultimately reveals the endurance of two musical institutions whose artistry has always been rather inimitable.
  2. Oct 2, 2018
    90
    The party standards are present and correct. ‘Mamma Mia’ is as dizzying good and gay as you’ll get, the aural equivalent of downing three bottles of pink fizz in an Uber with Magic FM, getting pissed with your pals, on the way to the best night of your life. ‘Waterloo’ crashes in on glam-rock drums, a pantomime dame in silver thigh-highs, as she battles and bosses that irresistible chorus. ‘SOS’? Not even going to talk about it. It’s a double-dunt of serotonin; a sure-fire cure for sadness.
  3. Sep 28, 2018
    83
    Dancing Queen pulls off a perfect balance of frothy effervescence and resonant emotional depth.
  4. Sep 28, 2018
    80
    Dancing Queen is often surprisingly ingenious. Occasionally Cher uses her trademark Auto-Tune like a crutch--it’s a cop-out on One of Us--but mostly it acts as a kind of interstellar portal that elevates Abba from the dancefloor to the cosmos.
  5. Oct 2, 2018
    68
    You can enjoy the album and still wish that producer Taylor had done more to put a new or distinctive signature on this time-honored material. Well, actually, he adds one trademark touch fairly often: The overt AutoTune phasing that made his collaboration with Cher on 1998’s “Believe” so memorable returns here any number of times.
  6. Sep 28, 2018
    60
    It is a testament to just how utterly robust these songs are that the results are, inescapably, joyous. The recordings have been given a bit of digital oomph, with all the sounds polished and honed, and levels kicked up a notch, so the result is dense and shiny, with a relentlessly modern attack.
  7. Sep 28, 2018
    50
    Faithful to a fault, the tracklist sticks safely to ABBA’s most well-known hits, among them “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” and, of course, the title track. There are scant re-imaginings here, and no obscure disco gems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Oct 3, 2018
    10
    The album is everything I dreamt about and more.
    Cher sounds better than ever. With this album she proves being gutsy and powerful.
    Truly
    The album is everything I dreamt about and more.
    Cher sounds better than ever. With this album she proves being gutsy and powerful.
    Truly unbreakable. Dancing Queen. Goddess of pop!
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  2. Oct 7, 2018
    10
    Best Cher since Believe. Her voice, amazingly, has never been better. And these songs sound like they were written for her. Cher magic.
  3. Sep 29, 2018
    10
    Talent, Acclaim, Beauty, Success. Cher really manages to have it all on "Dancing Queen".
  4. Oct 3, 2018
    10
    this album is pure magic demonstrating that cher at 72 years old is still at the top bringing us an excellent combination of what is abba andthis album is pure magic demonstrating that cher at 72 years old is still at the top bringing us an excellent combination of what is abba and she at the same time Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2018
    10
    I was straight before delighting my ears with this. Cher's best work since Believe.
  6. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    When you thought things couldn’t get any gayer, bam, cher cover abba. Maybe a ultimate gay anthem?
  7. Oct 8, 2018
    1
    Cher's latest album would be more appropriately tilted Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! As others have said, it's just a blatant cash grab. Shamefull!!

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