Body Talk

Studio Album by released in 2010
Body Talk's tracklist:
Dancing on My Own (radio version)
Fembot
Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do
Indestructible
Time Machine
Love Kills
Hang With Me
Call Your Girlfriend
None of Dem (feat. Royksopp)
We Dance to the Beat
U Should Know Better (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Dancehall Queen
Get Myself Together
In My Eyes
Stars 4-Ever

Body Talk review

The last album in the Body Talk series

The Swedish songstress Robyn has been giving the world wonderful pop hits for more than a decade now, but the last time out proves to be rather long – the album Robyn which was recorded in 2005 and released worldwide only two years later was the last recording pf original material. No wonder that the singer and her co-authors have already penned a lot of new composition, and Robyn has made a non-standard decision to release them all within a year. The result is the trilogy under the general title Body Talk, the last album of the series being released this December. As for their size the two previous records can be considered as EPs but Robyn sees them as full-length albums with a shared concept. All the recordings bear an autobiographical character and tell of the artist’s personal life. The songs were recorded, and then Robyn sang them during her tours and recorded the next album at the same time. The final record Body Talk is comprised of ten tracks from each of the first two records and five new compositions; it is a great collection of dance pop music in which Robyn definitely is an expert.

Deep and beautiful feelings combined with club beats

As before Robyn’s singles stand out against the rest of the tracks but there are songs here that at first seem plain or simple but they reveal all the beauty and depth of feelings with each new listening. One of the songs like this is the sad composition Hang With Me filled with reflection; at first the successful beat and a memorable tune is notable on it but the lyrics imply despair. Not a very serious number Fembot can remind of Robyn’s collaboration with Royksopp The Girl And The Robot, which was really popular last year. In fact this collaboration continues in form of a splendid electronic dance track None Of Dem, which is a ready-made faultless club hit with an extremely simple and stylish video already shot for it. The essential part of the program on Body Talk is the single Dancing On My Own (Radio Version); it was released in spring and became Robyn’s first song to chart on number one in Sweden. The composition immediately turned into the anthem of all the girls whose guys left them for another, and they have to spend time alone but keep meeting him and his new choice. A simple bit and spoken lyrics of Don't Fucking Tell Me What To D make the song one of the most interesting on the album while the new single Indestructible is once again filled with emotions unveiling against the background of a contagious danceable beat and electronic sounds. The trilogy closes with a very positive number Stars 4-Ever, built on the most energetic bass line and a simple and vivid tune.

Robyn is ready for new beginnings

Each new song serves the best way for Robyn to express her emotions which is why the album Body Talk can by no means be called monotonous or boring. This work combines despair, jealousy, sadness and love nostalgia with the most sparkling dance numbers. The Swedish producer Max Martin has worked on the album among others, he was behind Robyn’s breakthrough hits Do You Know (What It Takes) and Show Me Love released in 1996 and 1997, and the artist is really happy about this collaboration today. It symbolizes the ending of a certain cycle which means new beginnings waiting for her ahead. She does not intend to make so long pauses between releases anymore, and it is obvious that she has got her second breath opened. In fact the singer is going to release her new album next year already. That recording will be the Scandinavian star’s eighth release, and one can have no doubt that she will manage to please the audience with great music once again.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (16.12.2010)
Rate review4.15
Total votes - 13


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