Swedish kook-pop queen Robyn gives “Since U Been Gone” a delicate electro makeover. If you listen hard enough, in the background you can hear the collective brains of the Internet’s pop fiends exploding! [Electroqueer]
When did Robyn turn into Tori Amos?
that was freaking embarassing and also terrible.
Eh. I’ve heard worse.
@Sam Adams: Kate Bush. She’s a ringer for Bush on this one.
I’m a pretty solid Robyn fan, but I can’t say she’s bringing much to this song. A bit disappointing.
Yeah, I dig Robyn but this isn’t doing it for me much. I will just have to continue listening to “Konichiwa Bitches” 100x a day. Still.
Wow, embarrassing is right.
I think the ‘electro’ bits would be better served backing a cover of ‘Don’t Stop Believing,’ actually.
Also, am I the only one who feels that Robyn kind of peaked in like, 1998?
“cover of ‘Don’t Stop Believing,’ actually.”
Someone MUST make this happen. And then, all manner of other electro-twee covers.
Do yourself a favor and download 2005′s “Be Mine” or last year’s “With Every Heartbeat” – epic pop that puts her late ’90s U.S. crossover pop records to shame (not that they were terrible, but her recent stuff is in another league).
@therichgirlsareweeping: ‘do you know (what it takes)’ is pretty amazing but she topped it with ‘this one’s for you (remix),’ a new wavey track that leaked on discobelle earlier this year (hit me backchannel if you want a copy). and i think ‘with every heartbeat’–this week’s no. 1 in the uk, y’all! who said that music over there was more boring again?–is absoltuely breathtaking.
@dennisobell; @maura: I should have clarified in my earlier comment — I’ve been singularly unmoved by any of Robyn’s recent pop attempts. I kind of lived and breathed Robyn Is Here in like, the late ’90s, hence my undying luv for uh, “Show Me Love.”
Maybe I need to try all the new stuff again, it just seems so belabored, and I can’t really put my finger on why. I was kind of meh on the circa-2005 stuff, starting with “Be Mine” (and the subsequent !!!BLOG FUROR!!!) that I just stopped listening/paying attention to what she was up to with the Konichiwa-era action — esp. when Klas Ahlund and The Knife — both of whose work is difficult listening for me — got involved. But! That’s not to say I won’t try it again, so I’ll take another look at the tracks you mention.
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