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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 22nd 2010



20855 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Swedish songstress Robyn completes her gimmicky trio of 2010 releases with the 15 track 'Body Talk' LP. Holding its own in clubs and on radio, this is an album full of contradictions... While including previously heard songs adds familiarity, it is negated by a slight lack of cohesiveness... Robyn's lyrics make for some of the smartest pop around on the highlights, yet the intentionally icy production often results in an undeserving emotional disconnect on the latter tracks. Bravely filled with futuristic electro-pop, only time will tell how ground-breaking 'Body Talk' is. Recommended Tracks: Dancing On My Own, Indestructible, U Should Know Better & Call Your Girlfriend.

Baphomet
December 22nd 2010



7364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Time called. Says it's pretty much meh.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 22nd 2010



20855 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

One day we will all be listening to robots Baph.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
December 22nd 2010



7021 Comments


I think the lyrics are enough to create an emotional connection Davey. Plus the contrast between the personal lyrics and the emotionless electro-pop furthers the impact. A lyric such as "fembots have feelings to" wouldn't work if the music wasn't so calculated and robotic.

Digging: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Baphomet
December 22nd 2010



7364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Of course we will Davey. But because we'll be forced to, not cause we'll want to.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 22nd 2010



20855 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I should have clarified that better. I agree to a point Lucidity. The better songs on here work because of that contrast (which is quite an achievement). But the weaker songs (mostly towards the end) fail because of that, where-as they could have been half-decent if the music just stayed in the background & let Robyn work her magic.

Dashnavar
January 8th 2011



63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's undoubtedly decent pop, but that's all I can say. It's not very memorable apart from a few tracks (Hang With Me, for instance), but there's a lot of duds, to say the least, tracks that pass by as if they're nothing at all, and worse than that, Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do is worse than Peacock from Perry's Teenage Dream. It's some really bad Daft Punk tribute, that builds no momentum and is disappointing because she can do a lot better than that. In fact, she can did better than she did in 2010 in general.

Kiran
Emeritus
January 13th 2011



6000 Comments


best new music!

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explosionsinmyeye
January 20th 2011



51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One of the best pop albums of the past two years. The style and sound has been done before (though not as well), but Robyn exudes an attitude of confidence through the entire record. Coupled with the great production and overall consistency of the record, and you've got a beast of a pop album.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
April 23rd 2011



9033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dancing on my Own is so good

Cygnatti
November 14th 2012



21349 Comments


I did not enjoy most of this

some parts I really enjoy but...

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 14th 2012



19475 Comments


whatever it's better than katy perry and 90 percent of pop

Digging: The Who - Tommy

Cygnatti
November 14th 2012



21349 Comments


very very lame justification

you know that

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 14th 2012



19475 Comments


I know nothing of the sort!

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 15th 2012



19475 Comments


haha i'm not gonna lie i actually owned a physical copy of this album...

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=33991

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 15th 2012



19475 Comments


i'm listening to that robyn album right now for the first time since i was 12 lol

and yeah i remember savage garden

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 15th 2012



19475 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKCd_Ch5j64&feature=relmfu

nostalgia

Cygnatti
November 15th 2012



21349 Comments


"chipmunk doesn't even know she used to be a big hit in the 90's bubblegum pop scene."

you're right, but I honestly dgaf

madonna has some great albums

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 15th 2012



19475 Comments


chipmunk you might like her old stuff though check the link i posted above

SamR
December 5th 2012



6 Comments


Can anyone explain to me the meaning of the line "there's a big black sky over my town"? It seems so irrelevant, like it's just filler so she could find a way to rhyme something with "around." It's otherwise a great song, but THAT ONE LINE kills me every time.



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