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Expressen review

The one who loves you now
The first song recorded for the comeback, feels like a musical song with restrained emotions.

When you really loved someone
The single was released worldwide on Monday. A strong ballad with a bittersweet embrace chorus.

Perfume in the breeze
A straight pop song where Agnetha sings inspired before Jörgen Elofsson whistles (!) a solo.

I was a flower
Agnetha continues to sing her heart out in a string-filled ballad about cracked hearts.

I should've Followed you home
Take That and ABBA are two of the English pop history´s biggest bands. This is where ABBA-Agnetha and Take That-Gary Barlow  meet in an upbeat duet.

Past forever
Another ballad where accordio lock together with a natural ease. But also a little easy to be  forgotten.

Dance your pain away
Voulez-vous dance a little ABBA disco? An excited time machine back to the flashing dance floor era.

Bubble
An electric organ and a jazz whipped form the basis of a ballad that does not fall far from Roxette.

Back on your radio
Agnetha sings that she had been stuck in radio shadow for a long time while the modern radiopop meets retro soul.

I keep Them on the floor beside my bed
Written by Agnetha and Jörgen Elofsson together. A 70-century fragrant ballad built after Carpenters old drawings

 

Aftonbladet review

After listenening to it once it is possible to conclude one thing: The duet with Gary Barlow is not so disposed of as you may think.

According to Jörgen Elofsson, Barlow agreed in "a microsecond and their voices fit surprisingly well together.

"A" is Agnetha Fältskog's first studio album of new material since 1987.

Nordahl and Elofsson say they have seen themselves as a tool for Agnetha to start singing again. But "A" is also a tribute to the 70's epic and analog sound. The music has a richness and space that can only be captured in real studios. And instead of using digital strings, the producers hired the Royal Philharmonic.

Fältskog's voice is, as always, her own. Otherwise, thoughts often go towards The Carpenters' softest recordings.

The one who loves you now
It does not matter what the music is. It always sounds like ABBA when Agnetha sings harmonies with herself in the studio. Her voice still has the same central place and importance in Swedish homes as Kalles caviar.

When you really loved someone
The music will connect to the 70's and Fältskog's solo career. But here is also a synth loop that also would have suited for Britney Spears.
 
Perfume in the breeze
Here it is apparent that several of the participants have been listening to west coast rock in the form of Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac. The song also gets power from blues music's  blue melancholy.
 
I was a flower
Languorous and melodramatic ballad about love, this eternal poison, that can ruin a poor man.
 
I should've Followed you home
Cooperation with Gary Barlow. Reminiscent of Robbie Williams Arena duets.
 
Past forever
A ballad for radio station "Calm Favorites". The accordion blends in so well in the mix that the instrument is at first only barely noticeable.
 
Dance your pain away
Disco song, with a typical stuttering in the chorus, is the most obvious nod to ABBA on the disc.
 
Bubble
Arctic ballad with a folk feel. The song lands very close to Madonna.
 
Back on your radio
A love letter sent via radio waves. Easy going and sweet popsoul
 
I keep Them on the floor beside my bed
Grandiose homage to the 70s. George Harrison guitar reminiscent of the sounds of Håkan Hellström's "Du är snart här"