Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic 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. 100
    Spectacular Swedish import Robyn continues to languish in the cult-act remainder bin, but these 15 excellently curated tracks (culled from three 2010 EPs) deserve to change that.
  3. 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.
  4. Dec 8, 2010
    90
    Body Talk shows just how easily she can churn out hits more frequently than labels can process production teams.
  5. Dec 8, 2010
    90
    The first genuinely exciting, no-filler, pure pop full-length album since The Fame.
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    87
    With Body Talk, Robyn ups the ante for pop stars across the radio dial and raises her own chances of appearing on yours. And for all her three-album talk, she never forgets that cardinal rule of showmanship: Always leave them wanting more.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    80
    Body Talk concludes a triptych of highly enjoyable pop albums. Let's hope we don't have to wait another five years for the next batch.
  8. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    The wistful tunes are the big draw here. They're masterworks of pop production, with Robyn's wispy voice weaving through spinning swirls of sugary synthesizers and hip-twitching beats that make it all but impossible to sit still.
  9. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    Robyn takes a range of styles from dancehall and rap to house and disco and melds them with her big pop sound featuring four-to-the-floor beats and thoughtful, unsentimental lyrics about love and loneliness.
  10. 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.
  11. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    Overall, though, Body Talk is more focused than Robyn, and just as bold in the intimacy it creates with listeners.
  12. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    Body Talk impresses for its thematic focus and laser-precise editing.
  13. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    This disc cherry-picks from two previous Body Talk EPs while tossing in five new tracks.
  14. 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.
  15. To be fair, she's still in the process of resurfacing, rather successfully actually, and Body Talk is a fine dance-pop album.
  16. Dec 8, 2010
    70
    When all three parts are taken together, though, it's obvious that somewhere in that mishmash of tracks, Robyn has truly crafted the Album of the Year. Body Talk, however, is not it.
  17. Dec 8, 2010
    70
    Whilst this is arguably down to her much-publicised intention to release as much material as possible over a short space of time, one cannot help but wonder whether - with a keen eye on quality control - the Body Talk trilogy could/should have been a truly groundbreaking single album.
  18. Dec 8, 2010
    70
    So, while Robyn shows that her body can certainly do the talking, when it comes to walking the walk she's prone to stumbling in directions she should avoid.
  19. Dec 8, 2010
    60
    Third mediocre outing in twelve months for Swedish starlet.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 110 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    I am a huge fan of Robyn's last cd and did not think that she'd ever be able to duplicate the energy. I'll probably end up liking Body TalkI am a huge fan of Robyn's last cd and did not think that she'd ever be able to duplicate the energy. I'll probably end up liking Body Talk more than her Robyn cd. Body Talk is an amazing listen packed with great song after great song. It's the best album of 2010 in my opinion. You might not agree with that but cannot deny that it's the best dance/pop album of year. Full Review »
  3. dub
    Nov 22, 2010
    10
    Dancefloor-diva-extraordinaire Robyn delivers the goods on this excellent album packed with her sassy signature electro-pop delights: everyDancefloor-diva-extraordinaire Robyn delivers the goods on this excellent album packed with her sassy signature electro-pop delights: every track is a gem! The bass & synth will delight your earholes and the always-witty lyrics will put a smile on your face. A must-own for lovers of pop- this is pure perfection that can be mixed in with the best of Brit, GaGa or Madge! Full Review »