Highest Recent Ratings

Albums to watch

Voyage

ABBA

Voyage

Ninth album and the first release of new songs in 40 years from the legendary Swedish pop quartet

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
05/11/2021
US Release date
05/11/2021
  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Exquisitely familiar songs from one of the greatest groups of all time
    Read Review

  2. 10.0 |   The Independent

    The reunion no one imagined would ever happen has resulted in a triumphant album awash in the group’s gung-ho uncoolness
    Read Review

  3. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    It’s got everything you could ever want in an ABBA swan song and so much more. This is the exact kind of album I think we needed right now
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s a very good final chapter on the Abba story, with a number of songs that deserve to join their canon of perfect pop
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    ABBA have pulled off a very good reunion album with Voyage despite the odds and expectations. The bar remains where they left it nearly 40 years ago
    Read Review

  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Swedish super troopers haven’t lost their appetite for emotional-crisis soundtracks
    Read Review

  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    'Voyage' has songs that can match, in maturity, Abba’s achievements of up to half a century before
    Read Review

  8. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Voyage really does sound like an ABBA album that could have been made in the early 1980s; it is as if the book was closed in 1982 and has been finally reopened, a little dusty but picking up exactly where it left off, remarkably unimpeded by the intervening years
    Read Review

  9. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Returning with their first new album in 40 years, the Swedish pop titans attempt the seemingly impossible: balancing the lure of nostalgia with the pull of the present day. Amazingly, they pull it off.
    Read Review

  10. 7.2 |   Spectrum Culture

    ABBA’s first record in 40 years only reaffirms their deadly accurate pop sensibilities and timeless appeal
    Read Review

  11. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    We’ll never know quite what other branching musical timelines could have been possible in the ABBA multiverse, but Ode To Freedom at least gives us a tantalising glimpse
    Read Review

  12. 7.0 |   All Music

    If ABBA didn't have cheeseball moments, they wouldn't be ABBA, so it's reassuring that the group brings the lows along with the highs on this unexpected and delightful album
    Read Review

  13. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It can be likened to the Star Wars sequels: nostalgic, fun and thrilling, yet relies on sentimentality to entertain. It fails to offer anything particularly new, and feels completely thrown together disregarding the potential greatness that could’ve been
    Read Review

  14. 6.0 |   NME

    40 years on from their last album, the Swedish superstars are back - but is their comeback more noteworthy than the music itself?
    Read Review

  15. 5.0 |   Clash

    Ultimately, its failings resemble the ‘new’ Beatles material recorded for the ‘Anthology’ series. Could ‘Free As A Bird’ live up to ‘A Day In The Life’? Not a chance in hell, but it’s definitely worth the attempt
    Read Review

  16. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    After 40 years, the makers of once-sparkling pop are back – but the glamour promised by this album’s two terrific singles goes horribly unfulfilled
    Read Review

  17. 4.0 |   The FT

    ‘Voyage’ is full of nods to the old days, but syrupy numbers evoke memories of their kitschier qualities
    Read Review


blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews