Robyn - Body Talk
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2010 Ratings: #33 / 861
Year End Rank: #17
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Based on 276 ratings
2010 Ratings: #17
November 22, 2010 / Release Date
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Cherrytree / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Over the course of Body Talk, Robyn has proved that there’s real emotion to be found among the ones and zeros of electronic music, and Pt 3. is the culmination of that outlook: euphoric, personal, and inspirational to the last beat.

100
Entertainment Weekly
Robyn continues to languish in the cult-act remainder bin, but these 15 excellently curated tracks deserve to change that.
87
Pitchfork

With Body Talk, Robyn ups the ante for pop stars across the radio dial and raises her own chances of appearing on yours.

70
Drowned in Sound

Taken as a whole however, Body Talk suffers from the same patchiness that pervades Robyn’s previous releases.

70
PopMatters

It’s just a shame that while Body Talk contains some of the most extraordinary pop music to be released all year, its impact is weakened by a few poor song inclusions and a difficult track listing .

70
Sputnikmusic
Robyn has what it takes to be a real force and with this display of innovation and execution, the only question left is to wonder when the rest of the world will catch on.
musicmagpie55
93
I have been thinking a lot about the distinction between bots and obsessive fans for some reason. Both are all-consuming, insular groups that seem to function like a hivemind rather than individual thoughts. Being called a stan or bot is dehumanizing: you exist as an extension of someone else rather than by your own volition. The primary difference is that a bot is assumed to be an algorithm rather than a human being. But the last few weeks on this site have challenged that conception. Can you ... read more
rguitar
90
I was surprised of how great this album is!
Favorite song: U should know better ft. Snoop Dogg.
Now my wish is that Snoop Dogg will record this kind of songs 😃
Cosmilk
40
The musical equivalent of Juicy Juice. It has some flavor to it, won’t really give you anything of nutritional value, but won’t really harm you if you consume it all the time either.
MasterCrackfox
80
My first introduction to the music of Robyn was her more recent album, Honey, which received a great deal of critical hype but simply didn't stick with me as a listener. Due to my negative feelings about Honey I had a hard time giving Body Talk a fair shake and even felt hesitation to even start the album off. However, right from the first track Robyn seems to set a precedence over the pop landscape by creating something wholly catchy and dance-heavy while still feeling essential and inventive. ... read more
cfreemon
86
It's kind of amazing just how ahead of the curve Robyn was. Body Talk's razor-sharp synthpop beats and lyrics about loneliness on the dance floor predate the popular electropop trend by a few years, yet they remain a shining example of what the genre could do. You can pick any song today and the beat still glitters like it did when it came out. Even elements like the vocal distortion on "Call Your Girlfriend" and strings on "Indestructible" would soon be further exploited by ... read more
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Track List

  1. Dancing on My Own (Radio Version) 
  2. Fembot 
  3. Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do 
  4. Indestructible 
  5. Time Machine 
  6. Love Kills 
  7. Hang With Me 
  8. Call Your Girlfriend 
  9. None of Dem [ft. Röyksopp] 
  10. We Dance to the Beat 
  11. U Should Know Better [ft. Snoop Dogg] 
  12. Dancehall Queen 
  13. Get Myself Together
  14. In My Eyes 
  15. Stars 4-Ever
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