Body Talk

Body Talk

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by Robyn
     
 
Robyn's prolific 2010 culminated with Body Talk, the full-length album that featured songs from the Body Talk, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 EPs, plus enough new songs to make up a third EP. Releasing that much new music within six months was a feat in and of itself, but the fact that each part of Body Talk was so consistent made the whole project even

Overview

Robyn's prolific 2010 culminated with Body Talk, the full-length album that featured songs from the Body Talk, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 EPs, plus enough new songs to make up a third EP. Releasing that much new music within six months was a feat in and of itself, but the fact that each part of Body Talk was so consistent made the whole project even more impressive. And, by revealing bits and pieces of what went into the final album -- as well as parts that didn't -- Robyn offered her fans a window into her process, allowing glimpses of the moods and approaches that go into making an album and letting listeners get to know these songs in different contexts. Of course, Body Talk's appeal isn't just experimental: by picking the best of the project's songs, it feels like a greatest-hits collection and brand new album rolled into one. Familiarity suits these songs well, whether it's the tight, bright "Fembot," the aching "Dancing on My Own," or "Hang with Me," which swoons with arpeggios that sound like falling recklessly in love, even though that's just what Robyn warns against. Hearing the songs from the EPs on Body Talk makes Body Talk, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 feel like deluxe singles from the album, as well as its building blocks. However, different versions of these tracks, like the more anthemic take on "In My Eyes," ensure that the album doesn't feel cobbled together. Some songs sound even better here than they did on the EPs: "Love Kills" and "None of Dem"'s playful dancehall function more clearly as bridges to other tracks than they did before. Body Talk's new songs also make good on the EPs' gradual shift from fierce independence to togetherness, particularly on "Call Your Girlfriend," a thoughtful twist on a love triangle that finds Robyn enjoying new love while being concerned for someone hurt by it, and "Stars 4-Ever," which gives a fizzy, Euro-dance tinged happy ending to the Body Talk project. After the EPs' conciseness, the album feels downright roomy, and maybe slightly too long; obviously, Robyn had a lot of songs to work with. Overall, though, Body Talk is more focused than Robyn, and just as bold in the intimacy it creates with listeners.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2010
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527569727
catalogNumber:
001511102
Rank:
15092

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robyn   Primary Artist,Various
Mats Lindberg   Strings
Klas Åhlund   Various
Röyksopp   Various
Henrik Edström   Strings
Claudia Bonfiglioli   Violin
Kleerup   Various
Erik Arvinder   Violin
Patrik Swedrup   Violin
Patrik Berger   Various
Catherine Claesson   Strings
Pelle Hansen   Cello
Simona Bonfiglioli   Violin
Marianne Herresthal   Cello
Elin Stjärna   Strings

Technical Credits

Snoop Dogg   Composer
Niggaracci   Producer
Robyn   Composer,Programming,Producer,Additional Production
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Martin Schaub   String Conductor
Torbjørn Brundtland   Composer
Klas Åhlund   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Röyksopp   Programming,Producer
John Hanes   Engineer
Svein Berge   Composer
Diplo   Programming,Producer
Alexander Kronlund   Composer
Kleerup   Composer,Programming,Producer
Sophia Somajo   Composer
Shellback   Composer,Programming,Producer
Patrik Berger   Composer,Programming,Producer
Savage Skulls   Programming,Producer
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Jocke Åhlund   Composer,Producer
Carli Löf   Composer
Carl Bagge   String Arrangements
Mans Glaeser   Composer
Lucy McRae   Art Direction
Henrik Gustafsson   Engineer

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Body Talk 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Metalmeister More than 1 year ago
OMG...whoa! This album is around 65 minutes long and there are absolutely no filler songs whatsoever...every song rocks out totally 100%!!!! I must confess this is my first Robyn album but my status won't be that way for long...LOL
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