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  • Summary: The Swedish singer-songwriter's album is part of her 2010 Body Talk trilogy, containing five new tracks and another handful of songs with different versions from her previously released first and second parts.
  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop, Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dance-Pop, Euro-Pop, Club/Dance, Alternative Dance
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    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.
  2. From "Don't F***ing Tell Me What to Do" to "We Dance to the Beat," her songwriting in that vein is as strong as anybody's. Scattered across her three 2010 CDs is one great album. How I wish this was it.
  3. Dec 8, 2010
    90
    The first genuinely exciting, no-filler, pure pop full-length album since The Fame.
  4. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    You could argue that Robyn does sexy, bolshy, catchy pop so effortlessly – as evidenced again by the new tracks, especially Call Your Girlfriend – that Body Talk should have been edited into a straightforward killer pop album.
  5. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    It's this underdog story that emphasizes just why Body Talk is such a revelation; it is the musical peak of an artist who has always had a bigger picture for what pop could sound like.
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    Body Talk impresses for its thematic focus and laser-precise editing.
  7. Dec 8, 2010
    60
    Third mediocre outing in twelve months for Swedish starlet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    The Body Talk Series was the best thing on the Pop music scene of 2010.What i admire in Robyn is that she can put raw emotions on dance/popThe Body Talk Series was the best thing on the Pop music scene of 2010.What i admire in Robyn is that she can put raw emotions on dance/pop songs, making true music in a genre that's not usually deep. Expand
  2. May 23, 2011
    10
    Its ashame that masterpieces like Body Talk will always remain in the background because of Robyn's modesty. Whilst people like Kesha , LadyIts ashame that masterpieces like Body Talk will always remain in the background because of Robyn's modesty. Whilst people like Kesha , Lady GaGa and Katy Perry take her style and coat it with glitter , glass and candyfloss. Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2010
    10
    The swedish diva kill this year with her perfect dancefloor music and her praised Body Talk (1,2 & 3)...i found this job better than herThe swedish diva kill this year with her perfect dancefloor music and her praised Body Talk (1,2 & 3)...i found this job better than her previous album...! The first times that i love her music is with Dancehall Queen and then knock me with Dancing On My Own...and the rest of the part 1 was perfect, then her part 2 was awful and sometimes amazing... and much of their songs are for the dancefloor!!! and now the part 3 was amazing...! the best song it's obvious the catchy Call You Girlfriend!
    But when you add all the parties do the best album of the year...!
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  4. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    Potentially THE album of 2010. Singles Dancing On My Own and Hang With Me are electro/pop hits with heart, You Should Know Better brilliantlyPotentially THE album of 2010. Singles Dancing On My Own and Hang With Me are electro/pop hits with heart, You Should Know Better brilliantly hosts Snoop's smooth vocals and Stars 4 Ever and Don't **** Tell Me What to Do could kickstart any party. Love Kills and In My Eyes are other highlights of an album encrusted with hits. Expand
  5. Dec 7, 2011
    9
    I know i'm a little late in this post but I have to comment. Never cared for her earlier R&B inspired work. However, Body Talk is kindaI know i'm a little late in this post but I have to comment. Never cared for her earlier R&B inspired work. However, Body Talk is kinda awesome. And by awesome I mean totally sweet. A great mix of pop/electronic sounds. Been listening to it for days now. Lyrics are much better than her earlier work. Beats are better. If she keeps putting out music like this, she'll be unstoppable. Just my opinion. Expand
  6. May 10, 2014
    8
    Klas Åhlund and Swedish songstress Robyn created one of the catchiest (and queerest, to be honest) dance-pop records in recent years. EvenKlas Åhlund and Swedish songstress Robyn created one of the catchiest (and queerest, to be honest) dance-pop records in recent years. Even more than 3 years after its release, Body Talk continues to be one of the most timeless dance records.

    "Fembots" starts the album on an overwhelmingly bubbly note, with some of the craziest sexual metaphors ever written in pop music ("I got a lot of automatic booty applications") ("Initiating slut mode"). In "Don't F***ing Tell Me What to Do", Robyn names a list of events, objects, and persons that are apparently "killing her", all talk-rapped over a minimalist techno rhythm. Either the four-on-the-floor female empowerment anthem "Indestructible" or the Max Martin-produced "Time Machine" had the chance to become two of the catchiest top 40 anthems on North American radio, if they were given the opportunity.

    Robyn has an accessibly light voice that verses Åhlund's heavy 80s' electronic influenced melodies and beats. Hell, on "U Should Know Better", Robyn raps next to Snoop Dogg in one of the most obscure collaborations ever dreamed up of ("Even the Vatican knows not f*** with me"). But in short, Body Talk remains as stylish and substantial as it was at the beginning of the 2000s.
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  7. Apr 26, 2011
    7
    Body Talk is a good, not great, effort. There's nothing really bad at all about here, and the music is catchy and fun. Some of the songs,Body Talk is a good, not great, effort. There's nothing really bad at all about here, and the music is catchy and fun. Some of the songs, however, seem to fade when trying to remember the entirety of the album. Some of the standout tracks, obviously stated by others, include "Dancing on My own" and "Hang With Me", which are catchy and powerhouses. There's also a little place in my heart for tracks like "U Should Know Better" with Snoop Dog and "Don't ****ing Tell Me What To Do", if just for their simple catchy style. The overall album is still good, high quality stuff, and fun to listen to. Expand

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