Junior - Röyksopp
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  • Summary: The third album for the Norwegian band features Robyn, Lykke Li, and The Knife's Karim Dreijer as guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Anyone with even a passing interest in Royksopp--whose ears have been pricked by an Eple or Poor Leno--could do far worse than immerse themselves in one of 2009's greatest releases.
  2. There's a gorgeously indulgent quality to Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland's third album.
  3. 80
    Through it all, the machines sound as juicily alive as the human beings. [Apr 2009, p.63]
  4. 70
    Despite their wintry chill-out origins, Nordic keyboard pair Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland create smooth, sunny sounds perfect for roller-skating on rainbows.
  5. Established fans may have a problem with the ADHD style of Junior, and the album does raise some questions: is it better to be great at one thing or good several things? If you are a well-versed fan of electronica and you know what you like, then this album might not be for you.
  6. This Norwegian production couple are deft punks on their third album, a synthetic collection of upbeat dance music encapsulated by the coiling, galactic theme song 'Royksopp Forever.'
  7. Upbeat comeback from the kings of coffee-table electro.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. FredricH
    Mar 29, 2009
    Listen to this one a few times and you will find that this album is pure genius. Nothing else in the genre even comes close.
  2. Jeff
    Apr 3, 2009
    Its not instantly as catchy as their other works, but a few times around you will recognize that these guys are visionaries of electronic music.
  3. EdwardR
    Apr 3, 2009
    Pure electronic/pop cat-nip. Advances electronic music forward unlike anything since Bjork's 'Vespertine'.
  4. alexr
    Apr 7, 2009
    Near perfect. The only thing I can take away from this LP is the fact that it's not quite as monumental as the previous 'The Understanding'. Royksopp really do own the genre. Expand
  5. DanH
    Apr 27, 2009
    There best work by far
  6. FelixC
    Apr 14, 2009
    Overall I think its a very fun album to listen to and has a nice poppy feel. Can't wait to see what comes next with Senior.
  7. FabioDD
    Apr 6, 2009
    Album is ok nowhere near the fun first one... liked the single and collaborations with female vocalists but otherwise I dont really get why this album is getting such positive reviews... disposable electro pop and not very good that either in the meantime there is better stuff out there. Expand

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