Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - Love Is Free
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Based on 12 reviews
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Based on 30 ratings
2015 Ratings: #417
August 7, 2015 / Release Date
EP / Format
Konichiwa, Cherrytree, Interscope / Label
Dance Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Pretty Much Amazing

Love is Free makes a seriously compelling case that the EP should be the standard form of pop-music communication. Robyn’s latest is all killer, no filler, and leaves you begging for more.

80
Exclaim!

Between her typically deft hooks, the thematic cohesion and the efficiency of it all (five songs, 20 minutes), Love is Free marks another gem in Robyn's recent, diamond-studded catalogue. 

80
The 405

Love Is Free doesn't reinvent the wheel but it doesn't really need to. It's a hedonistic celebration of fully letting go and also a chance for Robyn to really wear her influences on her sleeve.

75
Entertainment Weekly

The bulk of the five-track EP aims directly for the neon lights of the discotheque; while the Röyksopp stuff from last year could be mistaken for head music, Love Is Free speaks primarily to the groin.

72
Pitchfork

What Love Is Free does so well, and so simply, is hone in on just the beauty of finally letting go, physically and mentally.

70
Slant Magazine

If there's a distinguishing feature that differentiates Robyn's Love Is Free ... from both last year's Do It Again and 2010's Body Talk EPs, it's that the songs on the singer's latest mini-album take a decidedly more purist approach to the retro stylings that were hinted at in her previous work.

70
NME

It’s also a reasonably straight-up club record – almost a compilation of singles.

70
The Line of Best Fit

It’s euphoric, and like every great Robyn anthem, there’s a cry-while-you-party type sound on the mini-LP that’s intensely emotional but wields an undeniable kinetic streak. It’s also a profoundly complex and upsetting collection of songs in some ways.

60
Spin

It’s a sweet, small tribute to a friend and collaborator from an independent pop genius who’s gearing up to release more of her best work under her mononym. And not a thing more.

58
Consequence of Sound

Robyn’s presence at the forefront lifts the compositions some; her conscious push for freedom, both lyrically and in format, enlivens otherwise blurry nostalgia.

samfranzini7
81
Love this collaboration. Sugary sweet and just great pop music
Faves: Love is Free, Got to Work It Out, Tell You (Today)
holsgr
53
( ☆☆½ ) regular / almost tolerable listen
JotaBrasil
85
Desde que lançou o maravilhoso Body Talk em 2010, a Robyn ainda não lançou nada individualmente e nem há sinal disso acontecer em um futuro próximo. Felizmente, a cantora não desapareceu completamente e lançou ao lado do duo Röyksopp o EP Do It Again no começo do ano passado. Continuando nessa linha, Robyn está de projeto novo: Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique que é formando por ela, o tecladista Markus Jägerstedt e ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#11/Slant Magazine

MISC LISTS

#2/Exclaim (EPs)

Track List

  1. Lose Control
  2. Love Is Free (feat. Maluca)
  3. Got to Work It Out
  4. Set Me Free
  5. Tell You (Today)
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Added on: July 24, 2015