atomicpoet ABBA - Arrival (1977). I try to limit how much music I hear per day. But tonight, I couldn't help it. ABBA was calling out. This is the kind of band that gets grudging respect from even the most snobby hipster. They were the first group of their kind, the kind to make pop music into a science. You want to dismiss ABBA as manufactured artifice but the obsessive focus on hooks will make you a believer. Nothing manufactured about this, every note is finely handcrafted.