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Robyn 2.0

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Robyn 2.0

I’ve been sitting on my review of Robyn for almost as long as the Swedish pop star’s self-titled disc has been floating around the Internets. The album dropped in Robyn’s homeland back in 2005 and was released in revamped form in the U.K. last year, with a rumored fourth quarter U.S. release on Interscope Records that never materialized. But now it looks like Robyn (you might remember her from her 1997 hit “Show Me Love,” but not to be confused with Robin S., who scored a hit with the same title that same year) is finally ready to make a stateside comeback, with Robyn scheduled for April—for now. Earlier this week, Interscope set the stage with The Rakamonie EP, which includes album tracks “Konichiwa Bitches” and “Cobrastyle” along with an acoustic version of the international hit “Be Mine” and a cover of Prince’s “Jack U Off.” The EP also contains an acoustic version of this little gem, “With Every Heartbeat” (#14 on our list of 2007 singles). See if you can spot the copy of Barbra Streisand’s Guilty LP lurking in the background:

This blog entry was originally published on Slant Magazine on the date above.