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SUGANYA 11/28/2013

Studio album / Compilation album byRobyn Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer

22 November 2010 200910; Apmamman Studios (Stockholm) Synthpop dance-pop 61:30 Konichiwa Jocke hlund Klas hlund Patrik Berger Billboard Diplo Kleerup Max Martin Niggaracci Robyn Ryksopp Savage Skulls Shellback Robyn chronology Body Talk Pt. Body Talk Body Talk Pt. 2 (2010) 3 (2010) (2010)

Singles from Body Talk 1. "Indestructible "Released: 1 November 2010 2. "Call Your Girlfriend "Released: 1 April 2011 3. "U Should Know Better " Released: 5 July 2013

Body Talk is the seventh studio album by Swedish recording artist Robyn, released on 22 November 2010 by Konichiwa Records. Robyn first announced plans in early 2010 that she would was planning on releasing three mini-albums throughout the course of 2010. The first two mini-albums of what was dubbed the Body Talk series, Body Talk Pt. 1 and Body Talk Pt. 2, were released in June and September 2010. The two albums saw two single releases, with Robyn citing that only one single would be released per mini-album.

Although Robyn originally announced that she would be releasing three mini-albums in 2010, it was later announced that instead of releasing a third mini-album, a full-length album would be released. The album acts as a compilation album, containing the "best songs" from the Body Talk series, as well as five new songs. The five new songs were also available separately as an EP, titled Body Talk Pt. 3, in certain territories. As of July 2013, the album has sold 93,000 copies in the United States

Background and development

In an interview with Swedish magazine Bon, Robyn announced that she had plans to release three new albums in 2010. She said, "I got all these great songs so why not? [...] It's been 5 years since Robyn and I didn't want to wait with a release until they are all recorded, so I decided to start putting them out right away." Robyn told Pop justice journalist Peter Robinson, "It's been a long time since I actually made a record! And I was thinking of how to shorten that time down and Eric, my manager, came up with the idea of what if I just start releasing songs, then I can tour them, then I can make some more songs. We started working like that. I think once it starts it will make more sense you can just keep releasing . stuff without the long breaks." Robyn collaborated with Swedish producer Max Martin on the song "Time Machine". Martin was responsible for producing Robyn's US breakthrough hits "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "Show Me Love", which both charted inside the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996 and 1997. She said of the collaboration: "It was nostalgic to go back into the studio together. For me, its perfect timing Ive come full circle. Its a way for me to show that Im not trying to distance myself from where I come from. Its still all about the songs."

Critical reception
Body Talk received acclaim from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 86, based on 19 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". [9] Music critic Jonathan Keefe from Slant Magazine awarded the album with four stars out of five, saying the album is "a testament to Robyn's truly forward-thinking take on contemporary pop music and to her rare ability to infuse chilly, futuristic sound scapes with genuine emotion and soul." Keefe also said that Body Talk "impresses for its thematic focus and laser-precise editing" and that the album is "one of the year's finest, most progressive pop albums". Genevieve Koski from The A.V. Club also felt that the album is "hands-down the best dance-pop album of the year." Koski said that the album "proves theres still room for smart, mature song writing and heartfelt performance in the high-gloss world of club music." The reviewer concluded her review by saying that "Over the course of Body Talk, Robyn has proved that theres real emotion to be found among the ones and zeros of electronic music, and Pt. 3 is the culmination of that outlook: euphoric, personal, and inspirational to the last beat. Entertainment Weekly music critic Leah Green blatt gave the album an A grade. She said that "Spectacular Swedish import Robyn continues to languish in the cult-act remainder bin, but these 15 excellently curated tracks deserve to change that." Pitchfork Media rated the album with a score of 8.7/10, stamping it with its "Best New Music" label. Christian Hoard from Rolling Stone gave the album four stars (out of five). He said that "It all adds up to the best dance-pop album of 2010, 15 songs that are both immaculately catchy and packed with quirks". Jon Falcone from music OMH awarded the album four and a half stars (out of five). Falcone said that Body Talk "shows just how easily she can churn out hits more frequently than labels can process production teams. Robyn deserves her success" stating that "it's impossible to think of a better pop communicator for our time." All music music critic Heather Phares gave the album four stars (out of five). She said that "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." Phares said that the album's appeal "isnt just experimental: by picking the best of the projects songs, it feels like a greatest-hits collection and brand new album rolled into one

Track listing
No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Title "Fembot" Lyrics Klas hlund Robyn K. hlund Robyn Music K. hlund Robyn K. hlund Robyn Robyn Berger Robyn K. hlund Max Martin Shellback Production K. hlund K. hlund Berger Robyn (co.) K. hlund Max Martin Shellback Length 3:35 4:11 4:49 3:41 3:36

"Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do" "Dancing on My Own" "Indestructible" "Time Machine"

Robyn Patrik Berger Robyn K. hlund Max Martin Shellback Sophia Somajo Robyn K. hlund Robyn K. hlund


"Love Kills"

Robyn K. hlund Mns Glaeser Carli Lf K. hlund K. hlund Robyn Alexander Kronlund Robyn Svein Berge Torbjrn Brundtland K. hlund K. hlund Snoop Dogg K. hlund Thomas Pentz K. hlund Robyn Kronlund Robyn Kleerup K. hlund K. hlund J. hlund

K. hlund Savage Skulls


7. 8.

"Hang with Me" "Call Your Girlfriend"

K. hlund K. hlund Robyn

K. hlund K. hlund Billboard (co.)

4:21 3:47


"None of Dem" (featuring Ryksopp)




10. 11.

"We Dance to the Beat" "U Should Know Better" (featuring Snoop

Robyn K. hlund K. hlund Snoop Dogg K. hlund

K. hlund K. hlund Niggaracci K. hlund Diplo K. hlund Billboard (co.) Kleerup Robyn (add.) K. hlund J. hlund Billboard (co.)

4:28 4:01

12. 13.

"Dancehall Queen" "Get Myself Together"

3:39 3:41

K. hlund Robyn Robyn K. hlund


"In My Eyes"



"Stars 4-Ever"

K. hlund Jocke hlund Robyn


Weekly charts
Chart (201011) Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) Danish Albums Chart Norwegian Albums Chart Swedish Albums Chart UK Albums Chart UK Dance Albums Chart US Billboard 200 US Dance/Electronic Albums Peak position

32 13 8 2 168 11 142 3 US Dance/Electronic Albums

Country Denmark

Certification Gold

Year-End charts
Chart (2010) Swedish Albums Chart Chart (2011) Swedish Albums Chart Position 38 Position 19 17

Release history
Country Date Label Edition Body Talk Canada Universal Music Body Talk Pt. 3 Body Talk United States 22 November 2010 Konichiwa, Cherrytree, Interscope Body Talk Pt. 3 Body Talk Scandinavia Konichiwa Body Talk Pt. 3 United Kingdom 29 November 2010 Konichiwa, Island Body Talk Body Talk Germany 3 December 2010 Ministry of Sound Body Talk Pt. 3 Poland 10 December 2010 Australia Modular Body Talk Universal Music Body Talk

REFERENCES: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_Talk_(Robyn_album)#cite_note-gigwise-5