I don't actively detest anything left (and haven't for a while now) so this should be painful...
Re: The Winner Takes It All winning this - I do love it, but I too must say I prefer One Of Us in terms of post-divorce Agnetha ballads!
Weren't it for my personal life fucking falling at the seams, this rate would go a bit quicker.
Mina agreeing it's "Another song with dark lyrics but a cheerful instrumental. I think the cognitive dissonance actually works here given the topic appears to be having to 'soldier on' despite tough circumstances (the band's divorces)."
After losing my real one already, I think Soldiers might be my adopted 11 right now. Now watch it go soon and I'll have to pick another.
'...What's that sound, what's that dreadful rumble? Won't somebody tell me what I hear? In the distance but drawin' near...'
- Agnetha Fältskog in Soldiers -
I was about to retrieve my knife sharpener when I scrolled down and saw "When All Is Said & Done" on that single sleeve...
I have to confess that out of the lot, "Soldiers" is close to the bottom end of my ranking of "The Visitors", but how do you rank an album of 10's anyways?