4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Crikey! Ms Carlsson is certainly knocking 'em out
this year! Body Talk Pt.2 is the second of a projected
three-part work and in little more than half-an-hour its
creator delivers eight wonderfully crafted songs which
contribute to her growing reputation as one of the
freshest and most formidable talents in contemporary
electro-pop. Sure she has some talented collaborators
working along side her but the unbridled energy she
brings to the project bursts out of the speakers like
so many multicoloured sonic jewels! It is a pure delight!
There's very little here not to love but let's pick out
three tracks just to savour the whole. Opening number
'In My Eyes' springs to life on the backbone of a big
solid four-square beat and a chitter-chattering synth
obligato which carries Robyn's delectable vocal above
it like a warm wave heading for the shore.
'Hang With Me' is another delightful confection. A
dance-friendly composition with a luminously uplifting
chorus which made me grin from ear to ear (and trust me
that's a very big grin!)
Final track 'Indestructible (acoustic version)' pitches
our heroine into the heart of a mercurially beautiful string
arrangement by Carl Bagge. It is a magnificent creation.
Her voice shines like the sun. The finest vocal performance
of her career so-far. Truly stunning stuff!!
I'm looking forward to part three already.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2010
Music for this much awaited album well up to par. Excellent album of light and shade. Pure pop and some experimental tracks to savour. I was a bit surprised when I saw the actual disc itself though.... even though I purchased it from a well known high street store (not Amazon sorry!) ... when I saw the cd I thought I had been sold a cdr. It looks exactly like a cdr (although it is a proper silver disc). However I gather that this is the kind of lo-tech artwork that appeals to 'the kids' these days and is apparently very cool. Oops - I nearly took it back as well!
Look forward to part 3 of this series which I gather is on its way. Can't wait!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2010
Robyn is single handedly one of the most innovative and creative female artists of the past 5 years, She is the Swedish Queen Of Pop with that blend of Madonna's artistry and personality and Bjork's surrealist and majestic works of pop it comes off s something very natural but extremely surreal pop bliss.
And very much like Madonna and Bjork, Robyn has created a few corker albums in her short time span in the industry, each very distinctive and memorable and very innovative. The Body Talk trilogy is quite arguably one of the music industries finest moments of pop music this past year of quite arguably fantastic album releases this year (what with Janelle Monae,Gorilaz,Brandon Flowers,Kelis,Christina Aguilera,Hurts,MIA,Rihanna and Ellie Goulding amongst others releasing HUGE albums, and there's more on the way with Rihanna's and Robyn's albums later this year too!) Body Talk is quite literally a fusion of many elements of 90's House,contemporary club,80's synth pop and retro chic with a blend of a schizophrenic theme that melds it all together and cranks everything up several notches, Body Talk Part 2 is very much what a sequel or follow up album should be, containing the elements that made Part 1 a mesmerising album (released 4 months ago) and really excite everything up creating something new and extremely vibrant and frantic.
If i had to make the note of the differences between Part 1 and 2 i have to say Pt.1 has that meld of vulnerability which is something beautiful whereas Pt.2 very much is surefire and fast paced and a very glorifying experience. Both however contain several tunes i can call musical pop masterpieces! here it's In My Eyes,Hang With Me(given a very thumpy remix!),Love Kills,U Should Know Better (with Snoop Dogg) and the ballad Indestructible.
very much a must have album series! as this one of the most underrated huge achievements of 2010, very much Madonna's Confessions On A Dance Floor,Erotica and Ray Of Light blended with Bjork's Post and Homogenic with that fusion and meld of genres creativity and the focus of the musical journey and vocal adventure and maybe lou Reed's Transformer in that sense it is very much satirical in places like it's predecessor,and also very dark elemental too.
overall, it's just genius! and Robyn deserves so much more attention than what she has already, Part 1 is an absolute corker and Part 2 is an exceptional masterpiece of a continuation, and with Part 3 out at the end of 2010 to bring the end to the musical journey, this must be the Lord Of The Rings of the Music world!
on 20 September 2010
Body Talk Pt. 2 confirms Robyn as a pop genius equal to Gaga. Already having given us the single of 2010 so far in 'Dancing On My Own', here she delivers eight tracks of breathtaking invention and emotion. Managing to swing from feral self-assertion to heartbroken vulnerability with complete conviction, she understands the desolation of the disco like nobody else. Highlights for me are 'We Dance to the Beat', with its fabulously sinister lyrics ('... of radioactivity blocking the exits'; '... of bad kissers clicking teeth') and the orchestral swoon of 'Indestructible', a masterclass ballad which I'm hoping we'll hear in electrified form on Pt. 3. Can't wait.
on 18 December 2010
This album is awesome! I love it. Her music makes you happy. It's so full of spirit and energy. "Love Kills" is probably my favourite but I love "Criminal Intent" and "Indestructable" too and "Hang with Me" was my favourite on her last album and it's really good here too. There's usually two or three songs you don't like when you by an album but on this one I like all of them, so it's pretty good. I would definitely recommend this album. And the other two in the series as well.