- Audio CD (14 Jun. 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Island
- ASIN: B003IMERJC
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,588 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Body Talk (Part 1) explicit_lyrics
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Body Talk is the follow up to Swedish pop star Robyn's 2007 eponymous debut album (which featured the hit singles "With Every Heartbeat" and "Be Mine"), and is released in three different parts. This initial BodyTalk (Part One) includes the same blend of electro and pop, includes the single "Dancing on My Own" and production credits from the likes of Royksopp and Diplo.
Please note: the artwork of this album is designed in such a way that some customers have thought it to be a fake copy of the album. Please be assured that they are in fact genuine.
Swedish riot-pop grrrl Robyn plans to release three albums in 2010, and well she might–it's now five years since her self-titled triumph surfaced on her own label Konichiwa, enslaving bloggers and buying public alike with its sass and synth smarts. With Every Heartbeat, her alliance with DJ Kleerup which appeared on the international release of the album, even topped the UK singles chart in 2007, but Robyn–a keen guest artist on other people's hits–has kept her own powder dry these last few years.
It's logical then that she's been amassing stockpiles of material, but three whole albums? You'd have to worry about diminishing returns. Instead, Body Talk Part 1 (Parts 2 and 3 to follow as summer turns to autumn and autumn to winter) triggers the sense Robyn's holding something back.
There's no doubt she's made some good use of her extended holiday–early trio Fembot, the single Dancing on My Own and Cry When You Get Older are scorchingly catchy, and laced with Robyn's familiar cordial of sparkling hook mixed with unutterable poignancy. The thing is, it's alarming when the first instalment of a trilogy houses so much filler.
Dancehall Queen is superfluous, fairy-light cod reggae–forgotten UB40 protégé Bitty McLean is an unlikely role model for a toughed-up pop survivor like Robyn–and the Röyksopp collaboration None of Dem is a barely more convincing dub excursion. This one's particularly disappointing in the wake of their last team-up, 2009's fantastic The Girl and the Robot. Bumptious intro track Don't F****** Tell Me What to Do implies the return of 2005's "killingest pop star on the planet", but conviction tails off.
After half an hour, Part 1 peters out with folk song Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa, which is pretty enough but really a soft lullaby to put us into hibernation for Part 2. Let's hope that one's more about Fembot's Daft Punk punch and Dancing on My Own's wounded chimes than Dancehall Queen's ersatz skank. Robyn's more real than that. --Matthew Horton
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Body Talk (Part 1) indicates that we haven't heard all the best of her yet and we have some truely amazing synthy dance pop numbers and some soothing balladry acoustics towards it's conclusion. Robyn has made a wise decision of releasing a trilogy of albums this year and i really hope the world opens up to her more as this 8 track disc is some of the finest pop tunes contained on a disc. we already have Gorillaz Plastic Beach and Christina Aguilera's Bionic providing the finest in the music scene this year with their sensational albums (and i mean beyond amazing!)Body Talk with this first disc alone ranks up there with those as the best in music this year (alongside Kelis' fantastic Flesh Tone album too!)and it looks as though we're going to have MIA joining the ranks when she releases her third L.P Maya in July!
but here is soothing pop bliss that shows Robyn has the Artistic Ambitions of Madonna and the synthy edge of Annie Lennox.
dance pop is captured at it's finest here with our Swedish pop Princess!
BRING ON Part 2!!
10/10 A* quality!
The 'Body Talk Series' is a 3 part album by Robyn, with Part1 being my favourite so far (I do own Part2 as well). This album really for me, brings something fresh to the music industry. I think Robyn's always been underrated, but this album surely deserves the 5*'s I've given it. The first track 'Don't F**king Tell Me What To Do' is a bit of an odd song. I think I wasn't expecting Robyn's latest album offering to be quite as futuristic. This song is rather repetitive, but it sure is catchy and grows on you.
The second song, 'Fembot' is possibly my favourite Robyn song of all time. Its a really good listen, with the chorus sounding very pop orientated, while the verses are fast paced and almost rapping in a sort of computer voice. Its strange, but if you like electro/house/dance then your sure to like this record.
The third song, 'Dancing On My Own' is the first and last single from Part1 of the Body Talk series. Robyn's vocals really stand out on this one for me, and the beats of the song are amazing too. But for me, it lacks something. I think it might be that the beat doesn't change much between the chorus' and verses. Which makes it a bit same-ish.
The other tracks on the album are great, with 'Cry When You Get Older' being a funky electro type song which really makes you want to dance. 'Dancehall Queen' is a little flat and boring for me, and kind of brings the album down a little. But its still listen-able, just not what I'd have thought would best compliment the rest of the songs. Again, 'None Of Dem' is catchy but not to my taste, but shows off a bit of attitude by Robyn. Its got a good beat, and the chorus is quite impressive. 'Hang With Me (Acoustic)' is really a stand out track, cause if you just judged Robyn's voice from her other songs like 'Fembot' you'd think she were impressive; but you'd wonder if she could actually sing. She can, and this song proves it. Same for 'Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa' its a soft, vocal based song that is really quite relaxing.
I would definitely recommend this album to ANYONE.. For me, its one of the best albums of 2010
Favourite Tracks -
None Of Dem
Hang With Me (Acoustic)
Cry When You Get Older
Least Favourite Tracks -
Dancing On My Own
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