Album: Agnetha Faltskog, A (Polydor)

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And the voice which, if you're of a certain vintage, was pop returns.

The majority of A (clever title, in the context of Faltskog's history) consists of dignified, age-appropriate ballads. Gary Barlow duet "I Should've Followed You Home" is annoyingly good. The Robyn-esque "Dance Your Pain Away" is a gay disco anthem in waiting. And "I Keep Them on the Floor Beside My Bed", written by Agnetha herself, picks up – in tone and title – where The Visitors left off.