Dancing Queen

Cher - Dancing Queen
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #308 / 735
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2018 Ratings: #710
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

Not all 10 tracks on the record reinvent the wheel ... but some songs drip in abundance with Cher’s influence.

90
Clash

It’s a surprise, sure, to hear Cher grabbing the mic from Agnetha, replacing her reedy naiveté with the voice of an older, throatier, and more self-assured woman. But by god, it’s glorious.

83
A.V. Club

Dancing Queen pulls off a perfect balance of frothy effervescence and resonant emotional depth.

80
The Guardian

Dancing Queen, an album of Abba covers that could easily have sailed by like glitter on the breeze, is often surprisingly ingenious.

80
Rolling Stone

The pop icon turns Seventies classics into modern club bangers and brings out the dark burden of their late-career divorce songs.

80
NME

It's no musical masterpiece, but Cher's album of Abba covers is joyously camp – and also surprisingly poignant.

60
AllMusic

It's just enough of an update to feel fresh, yet familiar enough to be nothing but a dose of glitzy, cheerful nostalgia.

60
The Telegraph

It would be quite hard to describe these new versions as interpretations of the famous catalogue, when really they're replications.

50
Slant Magazine

For an artist who’s built an entire third act by carving out her own distinct niche in dance-pop music, the album feels surprisingly derivative, even anonymous.

rykketid
80
i don't read the bible, i listen to it.
the13thbeach
70
I had to dock some points because this is essentially Cher doing ABBA karaoke, but I can't deny that I GOT MY FUCKING LIFE to this. I feel like my homosexuality got an upgrade. I'm pretty sure several gays somewhere out there were instantaneously put into their coffins by the mere announcement of this album. In addition, this album contains almost radioactive levels of camp that will kill closed-minded people who attempt to listen, albeit for different reasons than the aforementioned ... read more
goncalocouto
62
"Dancing Queen" is technically a good album: 10 of ABBA's greatest hits sung by Cher. How could it be bad? If you're looking for something simple and amusing, this certainly delivers. But it's Cher doing karaoke. Aside from the vocals, not much is different from the original recordings. I believe it's a testament to how iconic ABBA's music is, but it also feels like a lazy cash-grab from someone who really should just be making her own music.

✅ Dancing Queen | Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! ... read more
JotaBrasil
81
Café com leite. Queijo com goiabada. Cinema com pipoca. Amor com beijinho. Sexo com carinho. Essas são apenas algumas combinações que foram parecem ter sido feito no céus e que parecem tão comuns no nosso dia a dia que seria um sacrilégio não existirem. Entretanto, de tempos em tempos, aparece uma dessas combinações que a gente fica incrédulo que nunca ninguém tenha pensado antes, resultando em algo tão ... read more
AndreiCDorneles
82
The only autotune voice that blends even with gospel.

Best tracks: Dancing Queen, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Waterloo, The Name of the Game, SOS, The Winner Takes It All.
Worst tracks: -
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MISC LISTS

#5/Rolling Stone (Pop)

Track List

  1. Dancing Queen
  2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  3. The Name of the Game
  4. SOS
  5. Waterloo
  6. Mamma Mia
  7. Chiquitita
  8. Fernando
  9. The Winner Takes It All
  10. One of Us
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