What in the HAY-ULL are you reviewers smoking? I cannot speak for the previous remaster series, but as for the box set, the sonics are so artificially bright as to be overwhelming. The current remaster series is the closest to the warm, calm, airy headspace of the original vinyl LPs. ABBA is already toppy enough without the spiked treble! Maybe y'all need some decent headphones..... Having dispensed with that, as far as ABBA- The Album itself goes, I have always found it a mixed lot. A handful of ABBA's most confident and sophisticated recordings are to be found here, including 'The Name Of The Game' and 'Take A Chance On Me'. 'Eagle' is a blast to listen to; it's probably ABBA's sole flirtation with stoner music. Frida really comes into her own, vocally speaking, on this album with two spinetingling performances, 'One Man One Woman' and 'I Wonder'. But the Wink Martindale-esque spoken intro to 'Move On' is misguided, 'I'm A Marionette' spins off into arch histrionics, and 'Hole In Your Soul' is just shrill, even for ABBA. For me, this LP has always represented ABBA's transition from a smiling, kid-friendly pop act to a more worldly, cosmopolitan group of superstars, and this duality on ABBA-The Album makes for a not-always-comfortable melange.