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Body Talk Pt. 1

Robyn

Body Talk Pt. 1

The first of three new albums in 2010 from the Swedish electro-pop singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Island
UK Release date
14/06/2010
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    With Body Talk Pt 1 she's ready to finally take her place at pop's top table of greats. For once, the sequel can't some soon enough
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  2. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Hopefully Body Talk Part 1 will push Robyn beyond her core audience of pop nerds and gay indie kids, because she deserves to be fucking huge
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  3. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    In an album full of songs that manage to be both specific and universal, "Cry When You Get Older" might prove to be the most enduring
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Her defiant independence of spirit and her versatility within the pop idiom show precisely why she should be treasured
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  5. 8.0 |   The List

    Her brawn for vitriolic disco monologues, meanwhile, (think ‘Konichiwa Bitches’), is honed anew on ‘Don’t Fucking Tell Me What to Do’. A triumph, all told
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  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    Robyn confidently chronicles the heartbreak and pleasure of epic disco nights like she's ready to rule
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  7. 8.0 |   The Times

    Fembot is a piece of hypnotic cyber-funk to set Missy Elliott’s behind a-twitching, Dancing on My Own a digital torch song worthy of Confessions-era Madonna
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  8. 8.0 |   The Sunday Times

    Robyn will have her work cut out to match this on Parts 2 and 3 — but so, of course, will the competition
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  9. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    If Carlsson can keep this quality going on parts two and three, she won't be saying "Sayonara, Bitches" any time soon
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Robyn continues to be as adventurous, original and personal as anyone working in pop music today
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  11. 8.0 |   BBC

    The most endearing part of this album, unfortunately short as it is (eight songs and less than a half hour) is how all the styles seem perfectly believable and cohesive here, even the ones she should have no right dabbling in
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  12. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    On the first of a proposed trilogy of releases this year, Carlsson shows why she’s still shoulderpads, cheekbones and weird choice in millinery above everyone else in the pop parade
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  13. 8.0 |   State

    The engaging layers of emotion which Robyn manages to inject into the most unassuming of songs is what separates her from the majority of her peers
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  14. 8.0 |   Eye Weekly

    She’s gunning for Gaga-scaled chart domination, and if the first instalment of her three-part Body Talk mini-album series is any indication, she’s got more than enough ammo to complete the mission
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  15. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Unquestionably the best thing that Robyn has put her name to
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Finds Robyn lacing her music with the cheekiness and wit that Lady Gaga mostly keeps on reserve for her outfits and music videos
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  17. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Proclamations that only the music matters, not the units shifted, are liable to ring a little hollow. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to like about Body Talk Pt. 1
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  18. 7.0 |   NME

    This first installment is impressive, but thin at eight tracks. Would it not have been better to hold back, and release just one, truly stunning record?
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  19. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Pt. 2 actually feels so similar to pt. 1 at points that one wonders if it wouldn't have been better to let the tracks naturally settle into two albums by their lightness or darkness
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  20. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Stomping Eurodisco almost-anthems rub shoulders with crying-on-the-dancefloor confessionals. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   BBC

    It’s alarming when the first instalment of a trilogy houses so much filler
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  22. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  23. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A subtle shift away from the Top 40 to something more leftfield. Print edition only

  24. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    The first of a trilogy but even at just 30 minutes long with eight songs, it already sounds like she's spreading herself thinly. That's not to say there aren't gems
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  25. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    The core flavour of her music is android techno, albeit impressively blended with juicy pop melodies
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  26. 4.0 |   The Fly

    Robyn’s lyrical car crashes are so ridiculous she could be singing over Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and we’d still think it was a bit cack
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