- Summary: The five-track mini-LP from the collaboration between Royksopp and Robyn includes two tracks from Röyksopp’s upcoming album.
- Record Label: Cherrytree Records / Interscope
- Genre(s): Pop, Electronic, Downtempo, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance, Alternative Dance, Downbeat, Ambient Breakbeat
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Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
May 28, 2014Röyksopp and Robyn collaborated twice before (Röyksopp's 2009 single, "The Girl and the Robot", and Robyn's 2010 sassy synthpop classic, "None of Dem") and although many musicians in the mainstream industry fail to reconnect that chemistry more than once, Do It Again actually feels natural -- conceptually, that is. The 9-minute synth-and-sax opener, "Monument", reintroduces Robyn into her "With Every Heartbeat" days, except if it were an epic, combining melancholy melodies with meaningful lyrics to create an anthem that'll sure as hell light the fires of fans.
An extended-play (EP) disguised as a mini-album? Nope. Röyksopp and Robyn develop some of the catchiest Eurodance songs of their careers: "Say It", an ultra-repetitive synthpop song where Robyn and an electronic vocoder seemingly seduce each other (which actually peaked in the top 40 of the U.S. iTunes charts for a day, so something's not wrong here); "Do It Again", the title track that combines pulsing synth beats with Robyn's adoring vocals that'll surely light up clubs across Europe and maybe even the U.S.; and "Every Little Thing", where we're reintroduced into the 1990s obsession with trip-hop and melodramatic lyricism.
Do It Again won't hit everyone as hard as it'll hit the select few that'll buy into Röyksopp and Robyn's knack at making stylish and substantial synthpop. It's too soon to call it a masterpiece and we'll surely enjoy it more during their upcoming Do It Again tour. But it certainly fills the void for anyone who hasn't gotten their proper dosage of these three in the last 2 or 3 years. Robyn's next solo-album is overdue.… Expand
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