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  • Summary: The third album for the Norwegian band features Robyn, Lykke Li, and The Knife's Karim Dreijer as guests.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
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  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. Junior is about as sturdy as a disco album can be, which is a remarkable achievement itself. One deliberately-paced decade in and Royksopp are showing no signs of creative fatigue or self-cannibalization.
  3. There's a gorgeously indulgent quality to Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland's third album.
  4. Sit down a few times with the music and let it percolate; there’s more to Junior than that first chuckle.
  5. 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.
  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. Q Magazine
    60
    All told, a successful modernisation of an old formula. [May 2009, p.118]

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. FredricH
    Mar 29, 2009
    10
    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. EdwardR
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    Pure electronic/pop cat-nip. Advances electronic music forward unlike anything since Bjork's 'Vespertine'.
  3. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Im a Röyksopp fan and don't relaly know which album is my favorite one.
    But currently, this one would be my choice, for me it seems like every
    Im a Röyksopp fan and don't relaly know which album is my favorite one.
    But currently, this one would be my choice, for me it seems like every second is perfect.
    I've got some songs i'd lile to say what i think about it.

    ,,Happy up here'' delivers most fun and has some parallels with ,,eple'' and still delivers some more serious moments i really enjoy.
    ,,The girl and the robot'' is the best song on the album and i have no doubt. Robyn fits the sound of Röyksopp perfectly and the song is wonderfully produced and just satifying.
    ,,Röyksopp forever'' is maybe the most beautiful Röyksopp songs including the rest of their albums. The strings are sounding so good especially when the song starts to roll and the middle part sound as if it was a classic orchestral piece.
    ,,miss it so much'' is a very sad and happy song at the same time with lycke li who delivers some childish frequencies into the album and i simply love it.

    I am so happy that there are still musicans who can create Pop whithout creating main stream but also instrumental masterpieces. Even though Röyksopp stopped bringing out music like they did when this album was released they didn't stop and i hope they will continue.
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  4. alexr
    Apr 7, 2009
    9
    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 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
    9
    There best work by far
  6. FelixC
    Apr 14, 2009
    8
    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
    5
    Album is ok nowhere near the fun first one... liked the single and collaborations with female vocalists but otherwise I dont really get why 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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