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Why isn't there a thread dedicated to the brilliantness of Robyn's Be Mine! yet?? (Or why can't I find it?). It's got violins. And Destiny Child beats. And a *great* kitsch-y talk-y bit. And it's from an album that I haven't heard yet but where she works with people from Teddybears Sthlm ánd The Knife. And she is Swedish.

(jg) ((jg)), Monday, 16 May 2005 15:37 (sixteen years ago) link

The album is fantastic fantastic, search: "Who's That Girl", "Handle Me", "Robotboy" and "Bum Like You" especially. "Robotboy" is gaspy in "O Superman" manner. It is great. I really really hope this gets a UK release at some point.

And "Be Mine!" is one of the best singles of the year. Hurrah!, for Robyn.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 16 May 2005 16:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I also really like Crash & Burn Girl.

Xii (Xii), Monday, 16 May 2005 16:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Is she the same Europop girl who did "Do You Know (What It Takes)?"

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 16 May 2005 16:47 (sixteen years ago) link

She is, and "Show Me Love" too. Now she is a grownup who curses.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 16 May 2005 17:08 (sixteen years ago) link


I hope this gets a UK release soon too. I'm so excited.

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Monday, 16 May 2005 17:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Be Mine sounds a lot like Kate Bush's Hounds Of Love. Like it!

Sandeman, Thursday, 19 May 2005 22:14 (sixteen years ago) link

The only problem is that "Konichiwa Bitches" is crap! Song title of the year, it should have been a massive dis track to STUPID HATAZ or something.

"I know you wanna hate, but you're all wack! Konichiwa, bitches!". Or similar.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 20 May 2005 00:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow, "Konichiwa Bitches." She must be a Dave Chappelle fan!

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Friday, 20 May 2005 00:48 (sixteen years ago) link

And in case people DON'T know, despite it having been mentioned loads of times, Robyn also did the original version of Bev Knight's super-fantastic "Keep This Fire Burning". She looked well scary in the video which had some painted blokes in it. I love her.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 20 May 2005 00:53 (sixteen years ago) link

She also did "Do You Know (What It Takes)," which I think was the pop song that really made me reconsider my nonstop alt-rock listening habits when I was 18.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Friday, 20 May 2005 01:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Konichiwa Bitches is good!!: Fannypack's 'Seven-one-eight' crossed with Gwen Stefani. I'm not so hot on the ballad-type tracks that clog up the back-end. Jack U Off from the single obviously ace, as someone pointed out around here ages ago.

alext (alext), Friday, 20 May 2005 06:20 (sixteen years ago) link

There is a killer remix of Be Mine floating around somewhere. I've yet to find it. It's Robyn singing over a heavy as plutonium DAF bassline. Meat Boys remix or something it's called. I was very drunk when I heard it. But it was fantastic.

Kaiser of Köln (Kaiser of Köln), Friday, 20 May 2005 08:07 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
God this album is great. I can't believe that she did the original version of that 'Keep the fire burning', I adore it but for ages I've wanted to hear a version by someone else (pref Jamelia). Got Emule on the case now.

Affectian (Affectian), Thursday, 23 June 2005 15:53 (sixteen years ago) link

She'd be like, what, 25 now?

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Thursday, 23 June 2005 16:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Another vote for "Konichiwa Bitches." JJ Fad lives!

rogermexico (rogermexico), Thursday, 23 June 2005 16:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah! This whole album has a touch of the L'Trimms and the rest of that lot. How long has she been releasing records and what are her best older tracks?

Affectian (Affectian), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:14 (sixteen years ago) link

hm, just heard her version of 'fire..burning' and I'm surprised to say that I think Bev still does it best despite her near-total lack of personality. Robyn's vocals just don't *yearn* as much.

Affectian (Affectian), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Great, another album to add to my ever-growing to-buy list. I've got "Robyn Is Here" and it is really good. I think I bought it when I was in States a couple of years ago. Am I right in thinking she's been pretty successful over there? If so, is there any apparent reason why she isn't in Britain?

Nick H (Nick H), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I *really* need to hear the rest of this album!

BARMS, Friday, 24 June 2005 07:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Who produces her now? Surely not Max Martin.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 24 June 2005 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Robyn has own label, and doesn't want demos:

God, she's great.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 24 June 2005 14:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Is anyone able to do the album for me, please? Excepting 'Kon'wa, Bitches' and 'Be Mine'. Thanks in advance.

BARMS, Friday, 24 June 2005 16:27 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
If this doesn't get a UK release I am going to have to import it from Sweden.
It rules very much.

fandango (fandango), Sunday, 17 July 2005 00:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I always see 10 used copies of her album for $1. I really don't think it would be any good
I hate looking at that cover.

Michael Costello (MichaelCostello1), Sunday, 17 July 2005 00:42 (sixteen years ago) link

This is amazing.

Tom (Groke), Sunday, 17 July 2005 08:35 (sixteen years ago) link

She reminds me of Bob Dylan on "Handle Me".

Tom (Groke), Sunday, 17 July 2005 08:36 (sixteen years ago) link

It is fantastic, though after "Konichiwa Bitches" I find that it trails off a little. But "Curriculum Vitae" still makes me laugh even though I've played the album 1,325,834 times.

j0e (j0e), Sunday, 17 July 2005 11:30 (sixteen years ago) link

This album is still awesome. Up there with Fannypack for album of the year, definitely. OK, up there with Tegan and Sara for the no. 2 spot, after Fannypack.

alext (alext), Sunday, 17 July 2005 12:53 (sixteen years ago) link


Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Sunday, 17 July 2005 17:24 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't like "Be Mine!" though. :(

Tom (Groke), Sunday, 17 July 2005 21:33 (sixteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
Holy shit, why didn't anyone force me to listen to this earlier? Album of the Year, possibly.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 14:37 (sixteen years ago) link

EdwardO, get over yr hate of "Konichiwa," bitch!

And this might be the one & only time I'll agree w/ Dom P. Ever. Forever ever.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 15:07 (sixteen years ago) link

"Bum Like You" is seriously in my top 5 singles of the year so far. Is this still not set for a domestic U.S. release? If not, that is a massive oversight on someone's part.

Legroom at the Vista (Bent Over at the Arclight), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 15:09 (sixteen years ago) link

'Be Mine' is perfect in every way, from the swoop of the strings to the jitter of the beats to the jacking of 'Time After Time' to the amazing lyrics.

'Konichiwa Bitches' is just begging for an electrohouse remix: fantastic lyrics, great delivery, beat which sounds like a reject Casio demo.

I like 'Who's That Girl?' too, really should get round to the rest of the album as I'll clearly love most of it, but I can't be arsed to import or download.

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 15:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm really surprised Tom doesn't like 'Be Mine'!

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 15:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Great album.

marc h. (marc h.), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 15:55 (sixteen years ago) link

This is really great! Love love the spoken part on "Be Mine." And the album is pretty solid all the way through.

I am also surprised Tom doesn't like "Be Mine."

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 22 August 2005 04:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I even like the ballads!

fandango (fandango), Monday, 22 August 2005 06:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Several months later I am not remotely bored of this album, no UK release yet? tsk, madness, in terms of godlike unavailability it will doubtless be to 2005 what Lene was to 2003 and Utada to 2004 except (whisper it) even better.

"Who's That Girl?" goes from strength to strength, THIS is my single of the year now (assuming it gets a release, anywhere, ever)

Alex in Sheffield (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 22 August 2005 07:57 (sixteen years ago) link

According to her website it was just released as a single...

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 22 August 2005 07:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Daver, I don't hate Konichiwa Bitches so much, it's just that it should be SO MUCH BETTER THAN IT IS WITH THAT TITLE. Though I had a really good idea of what two songs it sounded like and I've now forgotten. ALSO DAVER ANSWER MY EMAILS you mean thing you.

"Who's That Girl" is out as a single now in Sweden, the remixes don't seem to do it for me that I've heard. SUrely "Crash & Burn Girl" has to be a single too, D-D-D-DOWN is a MIGHTY HOOK bit.

(I think Utada is out in the UK this year)

edward o (edwardo), Monday, 22 August 2005 08:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Konichiwa Bitches is perfect.

What on earth would improve it? An ODB, Ludacris, Missy Elliot guest verse??

fandango (fandango), Monday, 22 August 2005 08:16 (sixteen years ago) link

More Missy-esque daft rhymes like in the second verse would help a bit.

edward o (edwardo), Monday, 22 August 2005 08:20 (sixteen years ago) link

I am not sufficiently up to speed on Robyn developments, clearly. Any remixes, sub-par or otherwise, would be received pretty delightedly at the address below...

Alex in Sheffield (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 22 August 2005 09:12 (sixteen years ago) link

"Konichiwa Bitches" is definitely a masterpiece within a masterpiece. I think it is ideal just the way it is.

I'm pretty big on every song on the record, even the trio of ballads at the end that no one ever seems to talk about.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 22 August 2005 13:45 (sixteen years ago) link


David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 22 August 2005 13:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Ha, make that a quartet of ballads then.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 22 August 2005 19:29 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
this album is...

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 07:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Seems like she’s sticking with the same setlist.

KevRus, Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:04 (two years ago) link

No need to mess with perfection.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:26 (two years ago) link

I was about to say, I have no problem with that.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 July 2019 21:45 (two years ago) link

Same tbh

KevRus, Sunday, 21 July 2019 22:10 (two years ago) link

watching her on the p4k festival stream and her live show sounds really, really good. hope she manages to make it over here

ufo, Monday, 22 July 2019 02:18 (two years ago) link

her band is really fantastic and have managed to very effectively translate the songs to a looser live sound, and a lot of the songs transition seamlessly together, and the reworks of older tracks are wonderful too

ufo, Monday, 22 July 2019 02:42 (two years ago) link

Oh, I can report the Barclays show was absolutely fantastic!!

Evan, Monday, 22 July 2019 17:54 (two years ago) link

her band was ESG!

monotony, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:02 (two years ago) link

no they were just opening for her at barclays

ufo, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 01:27 (two years ago) link

She was quite good, and I admire her avoidance of the bangers: she played a long deep house playlist in essence.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 01:38 (two years ago) link

xp oh lol i totally misinterpreted that post then

monotony, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:46 (two years ago) link

xpost -- yeah that was my read of the show I saw earlier in the year, a constant flow.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 03:03 (two years ago) link

SF show greatness of course. Might even have liked it better than Oakland.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 July 2019 06:01 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Has anyone else been following the Honey remixes that have been dropping every now and then?

winters (josh), Friday, 20 September 2019 06:10 (one year ago) link

Not all of them but I really liked Yaeji's Beach2k20 remix, and the Black Madonna remix.

Roz, Friday, 20 September 2019 09:41 (one year ago) link

My favs are the Kim Ann Foxman remix of “Honey” and the Black Madonna one for “Between The Lines”, but I haven’t heard the ones that came after the latter. I’m most curious about the Preditah and Yaeji remixes.

breastcrawl, Friday, 20 September 2019 12:32 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The Young Marco remix of "Baby Forgive Me" is unsurprisingly great

Number None, Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:20 (one year ago) link

^^ was just about to post that. It’s gorgeous.

Roz, Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:48 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

last night a google notification popped up on my phone with only a track list and the text NEW MUSIC FROM ROBYN 'ONE' (2020)

after some fruitless googling I finally found


conrad, Thursday, 9 January 2020 12:29 (one year ago) link

she did something with her hair, I think

StanM, Thursday, 9 January 2020 12:39 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

this is great:

Roz, Sunday, 21 June 2020 07:30 (one year ago) link

i was gonna say she should release an ironic remix of "beach 2k20" but apparently there's no shortage of ppl who actually think beachgoing is a good idea

dyl, Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:37 (one year ago) link

the Yaeji remix of Beach2k20 was just released on 12" with a new Louie Vega remix yesterday, but I don't know how ironic it is

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Monday, 22 June 2020 10:18 (one year ago) link

oh my god at remixes by Avalon Emerson AND Floorplan, this album truly is a gift that continues to give

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 6 July 2020 16:09 (one year ago) link

i wish i liked that floorplan remix more

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 6 July 2020 16:38 (one year ago) link

I love that Floorplan remix. The clicktracky feel reminds me of those South African house tracks from ten years ago that I’ve been digging recently.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 10 July 2020 12:23 (one year ago) link

i like the floorplan remix, the sax lick makes it pop for me, otherwise a little hood-by-numbers

avalon emerson remix is clearly on another level though

the rest of the remixes (i think there were 6? 8? total) did not sound great to me but i barely touched them so ymmv

carin' (map), Friday, 10 July 2020 21:32 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...


5/8 🧩

— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) August 3, 2020

Ned Raggett, Monday, 3 August 2020 16:15 (one year ago) link

took me a second to determine that suggested August 5 and not "Part 5 of 8"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 August 2020 16:17 (one year ago) link

woo sounds potentially good

dyl, Monday, 3 August 2020 16:18 (one year ago) link

oh damn

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Monday, 3 August 2020 16:33 (one year ago) link

I thought she was rating her song 5 out of 8.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 August 2020 16:37 (one year ago) link

I thought she was clarifying that this was simply five-eights of the full track

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 3 August 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

I think you are not Europeans

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 16:40 (one year ago) link

how dare you

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 16:41 (one year ago) link

I guess it's a song she's featured in with Channel Tres (who is v fun live when I saw him open for Robyn)

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link

I mean I shouldn't say "I guess" since she literally posted about the song on social media

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 18:38 (one year ago) link

this rules

ufo, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 21:00 (one year ago) link

It's fine, doesn't nearly reach the heights of either Robyn or Channel Tres at their best but whatever

bigger question is who is this SG Lewis guy that I've literally never heard of until 24 hours ago, wikipedia says he's been around for like 2-3 years now? where have I been

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 6 August 2020 00:35 (one year ago) link

i wondered the same after "experience" (victoria monét, khalid and him) came out. still haven't sought out much of his other work but he must be pretty good!

dyl, Friday, 7 August 2020 03:03 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

apologies if already posted but i just saw this for the first time and i’m basically a mess now

Tracer Hand, Monday, 13 September 2021 19:43 (five days ago) link

ugh i need new robyn

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Monday, 13 September 2021 19:48 (five days ago) link

that was cool, glad they did the whole song and not just part. What was that from?

akm, Monday, 13 September 2021 19:54 (five days ago) link

that was my question too. apparently maya rudolph had a show with martin short?? it lasted 6 episodes.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 13 September 2021 21:26 (five days ago) link

That sounds like plenty.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:22 (three days ago) link


Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:17 (three days ago) link

For some reason I never checked out the album she did with Röyksopp until recently. It's really good! It was like a getting a surprise new Robyn album.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:37 (three days ago) link

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