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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Swedish singer was released in 2005 in her native Sweden.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Really, the most impressive thing about Robyn is just how timeless it is proving to be.
  2. Robyn defines what she's all about. Even if it took a few years to put together the label and album (and a few more to get it released everywhere), this is the pop tour de force that Robyn has always had in her.
  3. From the cheeky hip-hop of 'Konichiwa Bitches' and the warped bass underpinning her cover of Teddybears' 'Cobra Style' to the Kylie Minogue-esque 'With Every Heartbeat' and sweeping strings carrying 'Be Mine,' the album holds 14 sassy and sweet dance pop gems.
  4. A record to throw yourself into with the same glee Robyn clearly has.
  5. Robyn is definitely a slow-burner (unusual for a dance record, which typically provides a more immediate, transient gratification), but it's also everything pop music should be: provocative, poignant, inventive, and fun.
  6. Her appeal is questionable when she tries to sound like an American rapper, but on tracks where she just sings--the immaculate junk symphony of 'Be Mine,' the excellently Japanese 'Bum Like You,' the Autobahn power-ballad 'With Every Heartbeat'--she gives Europop a swift Swedish energy and presence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. DuderonomyJones
    Apr 30, 2008
    10
    Totally lives up to the hype and well worth the wait for the domestic release. I'd heard several cuts on YouTube and other places, but Totally lives up to the hype and well worth the wait for the domestic release. I'd heard several cuts on YouTube and other places, but was still shocked how consistently strong the whole CD is. Not a clunker in the bunch. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2015
    10
    Love the album. Robyn is one of these singers that cares more about the music than fame, money etc. In her songs you can feel the effort sheLove the album. Robyn is one of these singers that cares more about the music than fame, money etc. In her songs you can feel the effort she puts into creating them. Expand
  3. yoriDd.
    May 4, 2008
    10
    flawless EVERY single song on this album is g.r.e.a.t! saw her live and show just matched the energy and quality her videos for this album flawless EVERY single song on this album is g.r.e.a.t! saw her live and show just matched the energy and quality her videos for this album are gems as well FEROCIOUS!!!! :) Expand
  4. Stangoni
    Jun 13, 2008
    10
    These guys are all right. If you don't like this album it's 'cause you don't like pop. I know it sounds arrogant, but These guys are all right. If you don't like this album it's 'cause you don't like pop. I know it sounds arrogant, but this album is so well done, Juicy Pop. Expand
  5. GeorgeT.
    Nov 13, 2008
    10
    Solid ... just totally solid!
  6. LukeS.
    May 6, 2008
    9
    This is a good album, no real dissapointments. The songs are very different from one another, Eclipse is a slow acoustic ballad, while This is a good album, no real dissapointments. The songs are very different from one another, Eclipse is a slow acoustic ballad, while anytime you like is a electro ballad. Should have known is a 80's RnB song, while Be mine! is a 80's pop song, and so on and on. This is a eclectic album for eclectic minds. Lyrics are on point as well, ranging from silly towitty to serious. Expand
  7. SteveO
    May 31, 2008
    0
    Are you guys kidding me? the first time i think i saw her or heard of her was on letterman and she absolutely positively sucked... so either Are you guys kidding me? the first time i think i saw her or heard of her was on letterman and she absolutely positively sucked... so either this is completely overatted, or she sucks. I think its a combination of both. Expand

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