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This review is from: Robyn (Audio CD)
Robyn is simply a true musical genius. Not caring about what is considered "safe" or "popular" she writes and makes music true to herself (changing two record companies in the process of finding herself musically). Her newest CD "Robyn" is no exception. Every song on the CD is worth a listen, absolutely no skippable tracks. From the opening "Curriculum Vitae" to the ending "Anytime You Like" you are pulled into the journey and and amazing ride that is "Robyn".
1. Curriculum Vitae 5/5
This opening is definitely one of a kind. A very tongue-in-cheek enterlude that is perfect preperation for the journey you are about to embark on :)
2. Konichiwa Bitches 5/5
Named in Rolling Stone as one of the top 50 songs of 2005 (yes it has been around for a while now and has QUITE a following amongst Robyn fans) and it deserves as much. Absolutely hilarious, musically creative and at 2:54 seconds, it definitely leaves you wanting more.
3. Cobrastyle 4/5
I don't think this is Robyns best work as of yet, but it is definitely a beautifully crafted, musically original song. Well done.
4. Handle Me 5/5
Probably one of my all-time favorite Robyn songs, its really simple music-wise, but her voice makes it so beautiful and flawless, plus the lyrics are great as well
5. Bum Like You 5/5
Yet another Robyn classic about loving somebody with no redeeming qualities and yet you would do anything for them, and have done a lot already. Almost sad in a way. Great song.
6. Be Mine
My absolute favorite Robyn song of ALL-TIME! This is pure pop perfection. Everything about this song is perfect. Great beats, great lyrics (although they are somewhat sad), and great vocals by Robyn. Its absolutely perfect. Definitely the best of the bunch.
7. With Every Heartbeat 5/5
A beautiful, somewhat fast-paced song with haunting lyrics and vocals by Robyn. Another one of my favorites.
8. Who's That Girl 5/5
This is another favorite of mine, this is Robyns take on how she felt abused by her earlier record companies in their attempt to make her another pretty blonde popstar. And it is yet another great song.
9. Bionic Woman Interlude 3/5
This is just a cute little interlude that leads you into the awesome song "Crash And Burn Girl"
10. Crash And Burn Girl 4/5
A great dance song that is again very well crafted by Robyn. Its definitely one that I play more than once :)
11. Robotboy 5/5
A beautiful slow song that is so simple and beautiful. One of my all-time favorite songs by Robyn ever.
12. Eclipse 5/5
A very sad song about being in love with someone who was once in love with you but no longer feels the same "there's an eclipse in your eyes, where your heart used to be". A sad but beautiful song
13. Should Have Known 4/5
This song is about having something wrong done to you, when all the signs were in front of your face. Its a simple song but still beautiful. Plus she drops the f-bomb quite a few times :)
14. Anytime You Like 5/5
Kind of a lackluster way to end such a hyper, energetic, fast-paced CD but it still doesn't take away from the fact that it is a beautiful song. Great music and vocals by Robyn yet again.
All in all this is yet another album from the musical genius that is Robyn, it is full of songs that will never become outdated and is absolutely worth the £8.99. Hooray for Robyn. :)