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The Winter 2018 Music Room

Featured Album 

Eight years after releasing her seminal album Body Talk, Robyn is still dancing on her own. On Honey (Konichiwa/Universal), the pioneering Swedish pop star once again fights the melancholy of heartbreak—over the death of a collaborator, over a temporary split from her partner—with music and movement. “Move your body closer to mine,” she dares listeners on the minimalist “Human Being,” just one of the several songs that seem to be set on a dance floor. Fewer tracks seem designed to be played on the dance floor, though. The peppy opener “Missing U” and disco-inflected finale “Ever Again” might one day elicit the same back-bar glee as “Call Your Girlfriend,” but tracks like “Baby Forgive Me,” a cloud of pulsing basses and droning synths, more resemble “Do It Again,” the spacey electropop gem Robyn released with Röyksopp (Norway’s answer to Daft Punk) in 2014. Others ...

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