Body Talk

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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.
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  • 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: 35 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Nov 22, 2010
    10
    A real breath of fresh air and with no ego, no "little monsters wig stock attention seeking" crap - just straight ahead mature dancemusicA real breath of fresh air and with no ego, no "little monsters wig stock attention seeking" crap - just straight ahead mature dancemusic that hooks you in a heartbeat ... does it matter if the masses love her ... i'd like to treasure her and keep her my little secret ... enjoy and like the lyrics of Dancehall Queen "People all gather around rocking to the beat, the queen will be crowned" ! Expand
  2. 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. Collapse
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    10
    Clearly one of the most definitive albums of the decade. The epic pop-tunes flow into one another so easily, its hard to distinguish oneClearly one of the most definitive albums of the decade. The epic pop-tunes flow into one another so easily, its hard to distinguish one stroke of genius from another, and this is certainly not a bad thing what so ever. The whole feel of the album is like nothing before. Its so futuristic and well above its time, from a woman who stands on her own, without a major record label, this is the most solid evidence to prove that she doesn't and never will need it. She is killing it all on her own. Absolutely fantastic, one to go down in history. Expand
  4. Dec 12, 2016
    10
    Robyn é sem dúvidas uma das grandes percursoras do velho e bom pop de qualidade. Ela que sempre adorou experimentar e já trabalhou comRobyn é sem dúvidas uma das grandes percursoras do velho e bom pop de qualidade. Ela que sempre adorou experimentar e já trabalhou com divindades da música pop - muito antes dele despontar - como o também sueco Max Martin tinha a missão de cumprir a sua palavra de lançar 3 discos em 2010 e esse projeto final seria a compilação “Body Talk”. O ritmo do álbum é impulsionado pela música house, eletrônica e sintetizadores feitos pra dominarem as baladas e sobre a cantora desabafar sobre sua solidão ali presente em faixas como “Dancing On My Own” - um hino dance que fala sobre ela dançar numa balada enquanto vê a pessoa que ela gosta com outra.
    “Body Talk” é um disco bastante eficaz e dá gás a uma geração de produtores inspirada na genialidade de Giorgio Moroder. É um disco que mesmo após 6 anos - e nesse meio tempo de tanta música EDM feita de qualquer maneira pra ocupar os charts - continua firme e interessante.
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  5. 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
  6. May 23, 2011
    9
    Body Talk is pop at its best. While the reason why she's not enjoying worldwide domination nor having huge success remains a mystery, herBody Talk is pop at its best. While the reason why she's not enjoying worldwide domination nor having huge success remains a mystery, her purpose and direction are clear. And it's beautiful once you've heard the whole three EPs that would build up the best pop album of 2010. Expand
  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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