Konichiwa Bitches: The Robyn Rate

What's the best Robyn album?

  • Robyn Is Here

  • My Truth

  • Don't Stop The Music

  • Robyn

  • Body Talk

  • Do It Again

  • Love Is Free

  • Honey


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Good morning fembots, welcome to The Robyn Rate. Here we will rate all of her studio albums, collaborative mini-albums and a selection of rarities (the songs that weren't chosen will be highlighted throughout the submission period).

Robyn is arguably one of the most influential pop singers of the past twenty five years. There’s ripples of her music in Britney Spears' debut album to Taylor Swift's latest album. Robyn is truly a one of a kind artist, who understands how to navigate the pop landscape, trailblazing alone where it goes next. This excerpt from her excellent Guardian profile sums it up best for me:

"There was a point after Robyn’s mid-2000s reappearance, says her friend and collaborator Joseph Mount of the British band Metronomy, where you started hearing “more than one Robyn-style track on every pop person’s record”. That is her influence in the ricocheting intensity of Rihanna’s We Found Love and Ariana Grande’s Love Me Harder; in the sledgehammer synths of Taylor Swift’s Welcome to New York. Robyn’s trademark – songs that make you want to dance through tears – runs through Emotion, the acclaimed album by Call Me Maybe singer Carly Rae Jepsen, and Lorde’s Melodrama. When Lorde and her co-producer Jack Antonoff performed on Saturday Night Live last year, they placed a framed photograph of Robyn on the piano. “Robyn has definitely been part of paving the way for pop stars who fall a little to the left of the Top 40 norm,” says British star Charli XCX, who has followed Robyn in pushing pop beyond mainstream norms."

Without further ado, here is what we will be rating:

ROBYN IS HERE

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Bumpy Ride
In My Heart
You’ve Got That Somethin’
Do You Know (What It Takes)
The Last Time
Show Me Love
Just Another Girlfriend
Don’t Want You Back
Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)
How
Here We Go
Robyn Is Here
I Wish (Acappella)

Where Did Our Love Go


MY TRUTH

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Play
My Only Reason
Underneath The Heart
Electric
My Truth
Main Thing
Healthy Love (feat. Cindy)
Monday Morning
Giving You Back
88 Days
Long Gone
Not On The Inside
Universal Woman

Det göt ont ibland (feat. Petter)
Good Thang

DON'T STOP THE MUSIC

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Keep This Fire Burning
Don’t Stop The Music
O Baby
Blow My Mind
Should Have Known
Moonlight
Breakdown Intermission
Ain’t No Thing
Big City
Psycho
Still Your Girl

Regtunga Skyar


ROBYN

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Curriculum Vitae (feat. Swingfly)
Konichiwa Bitches
Cobrastyle
Handle Me
Bum Like You
Be Mine!
With Every Heartbeat (feat. Kleerup)
Who’s That Girl?
Bionic Woman (Interlude) / Crash and Burn Girl
Robotboy
Eclipse
Should Have Known
Any Time You Like

Dream On
Jack U Off


BODY TALK

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Fembot
Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
Dancing On My Own
Indestructible
Time Machine
Love Kills
Hang With Me
Call Your Girlfriend
None of Dem (feat. Royksopp)
We Dance To The Beat
U Should Know Better (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Dancehall Queen
Get Myself Together
In My Eyes
Stars 4-Ever

Cry When You Get Older
Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa
Include Me Out
Criminal Intent
Bad Gal


DO IT AGAIN

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Monument
Sayit
Do It Again
Every Little Thing
Inside The Idle Hour Club


LOVE IS FREE

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Lose Control
Love Is Free (feat. Maluca)
Got To Work It Out
Set Me Free
Tell You (Today)


HONEY

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Missing U
Human Being (feat. Zhala)
Because It’s In The Music
Baby Forgive Me
Send To Robin Immediately
Honey
Between The Lines
Beach2k20
Ever Again


SELECTED RARITIES

Christian Falk - Remember (with Robyn)
Robyn - Say You'll Walk The Distance
Royksopp - The Girl and The Robot (feat. Robyn)
I Blame Coco - Ceasar (feat. Robyn)
Neneh Cherry - Out of the Black (feat. Robyn)
Kindness - Who Do You Love? (feat. Robyn)
Todd Rundgen - That Could Have Been Me (feat. Robyn)
Mr Tophat - Trust Me (feat. Robyn)
Mr Tophat - Right Time (feat. Robyn)
Mr Tophat - Disco Davato (feat. Robyn)
Kindness - Cry Everything (feat. Robyn)
Kindness - The Warning (feat. Robyn)​

RULES
  1. Rate every single song on the scale of one to ten.
  2. You are allowed one eleven, this song should be your absolute favourite Robyn song.
  3. Commentary isn't required, but it is greatly appreciated and makes the discussion more interesting.
  4. You have until the 11th of November to send in your scores. This should give you an album to listen per week.
  5. Please send your scores to @Aidan, not to me. I'm an idiot with three brain cells, I can't be dealing with numbers.
DEADLINE: VOTING CLOSED

Bumpy Ride
In My Heart
You’ve Got That Somethin’
Do You Know (What It Takes)
The Last Time
Show Me Love
Just Another Girlfriend
Don’t Want You Back
Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)
How
Here We Go
Robyn Is Here
I Wish (Acappella)

Where Did Our Love Go

Play
My Only Reason
Underneath The Heart
Electric
My Truth
Main Thing
Healthy Love (feat. Cindy)
Monday Morning
Giving You Back
88 Days
Long Gone
Not On The Inside
Universal Woman

Det göt ont ibland (feat. Petter)
Good Thang

Keep This Fire Burning
Don’t Stop The Music
O Baby
Blow My Mind
Should Have Known
Moonlight
Breakdown Intermission
Ain’t No Thing
Big City
Psycho
Still Your Girl

Regtunga Skyar

Curriculum Vitae (feat. Swingfly)
Konichiwa Bitches
Cobrastyle
Handle Me
Bum Like You
Be Mine!
With Every Heartbeat (feat. Kleerup)
Who’s That Girl?
Bionic Woman (Interlude) /
Crash and Burn Girl
Robotboy
Eclipse
Should Have Known
Any Time You Like

Dream On
Jack U Off

Fembot
Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
Dancing On My Own
Indestructible
Time Machine
Love Kills
Hang With Me
Call Your Girlfriend
None of Dem (feat. Royksopp)
We Dance To The Beat
U Should Know Better (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Dancehall Queen
Get Myself Together
In My Eyes
Stars 4-Ever

Cry When You Get Older
Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa
Include Me Out
Criminal Intent
Bad Gal

Monument
Sayit
Do It Again
Every Little Thing
Inside The Idle Hour Club

Lose Control
Love Is Free (feat. Maluca)
Got To Work It Out
Set Me Free
Tell You (Today)

Missing U
Human Being (feat. Zhala)
Because It’s In The Music
Baby Forgive Me
Send To Robin Immediately
Honey
Between The Lines
Beach2k20
Ever Again

Christian Falk - Remember (with Robyn)
Robyn - Say You’ll Walk The Distance
Royksopp - The Girl and The Robot (feat. Robyn)
I Blame Coco - Ceasar (feat. Robyn)
Neneh Cherry - Out of the Black (feat. Robyn)
Kindness - Who Do You Love? (feat. Robyn)
Todd Rundgen - That Could Have Been Me (feat. Robyn)
Mr Tophat - Trust Me (feat. Robyn)
Mr Tophat - Right Time (feat. Robyn)
Mr Tophat - Disco Davato (feat. Robyn)
Kindness - Cry Everything (feat. Robyn)
Kindness - The Warning (feat. Robyn)

I, frankly, cannot wait to see how this turns out.

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Here's a playlist by @RUNAWAY for those who want to follow along x


 
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ELIMINATION ORDER

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#107 I Wish (A Capella)
#106 Disco Davato
#105 Det Gör Ont Ibland (feat. Petter)
#104 Here We Go
#103 Where Did Our Love Go
#102 Underneath The Heart
#101 Right Time
#100 Trust Me


#99 Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa
#98 Regntunga Skyar
#97 Jack U Off
#96 Long Gone
#95 Just Another Girlfriend
#94 In My Heart
#93 How

#92 Don't Want You Back
#91 Robyn Is Here
#90 Inside The Idle Hour Club


#89 Curriculum Vitae (feat. Swingfly)
#88 Monday Morning
#87 You've Got That Something
#86 The Last Time
#85 Cry Everything
#84 88 Days
#83 My Only Reason
#82 Who Do You Love
#81 That Could Have Been Me

#80 O Baby

#79 Healthy Love (feat. Cindy)
#78 My Truth

#77 Out of The Black
#76 Good Thang
#75 Giving You Back
#74 Ain't No Thing
#73 Bumpy Ride
#72 The Warning
#71 Play
#70 Universal Woman


#69 Not On The Inside
#68 Any Time You Like
#67 Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)

#66 Sayit
#65 Main Thing
#64 We Dance To The Beat

#63 Caesar
#62 Still Your Girl
#61 Lose Control

#60 Breakdown Intermission

#59 Tell You (Today)
#58 Big City
#57 Moonlight
#56 Remember
#55 Eclipse
#54 Bad Gal
#53 Psycho
#52 Dancehall Queen
#51 Beach2k20
#50 Don't Stop The Music

#49 Say You'll Walk The Distance
#48 Robotboy
#47 Set Me Free
#46 Should Have Known (Robyn)
#45 Do You Know (What It Takes)
#44 Cry When You Get Older
#43 Electric
#42 Should Have Known (Don't Stop The Music)
#41 Got To Work It Out


#40 Include Me Out
#39 Because It's In The Music
#38 Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do
#37 None of Dem (feat. Röyksopp)
#36 Love Is Free (feat. Maluca)
#35 U Should Know Better (feat. Snoop Dogg)
#34 Send To Robin Immediately
#33 Every Little Thing
#32 Baby Forgive Me
#31 Criminal Intent

#30 Show Me Love
#29 Keep This Fire Burning
#28 Between The Lines
#27 In My Eyes
#26 Dream On
#25 Human Being (feat. Zhala)
#24 Love Kills
#23 Fembot

#22 Bionic Woman / Crash and Burn Girl
#21 Konichiwa Bitches

#20 Get Myself Together
#19 Bum Like You
#18 Who's That Girl
#17 Blow My Mind
#16 Stars 4-Ever
#15 Handle Me
#14 Ever Again
#13 Monument
#12 Missing U
#11 Time Machine

#10 The Girl and The Robot
#9 Cobrastyle
#8 Honey
#7 Hang With Me
#6 Call Your Girlfriend

#5 Indestructible
#4 Do It Again
#3 Be Mine!
#2 With Every Heartbeat
#1 Dancing On My Own
 
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I'm BEYOND excited for this. I know Self Titled, Body Talk and Honey pretty well but I'm excited to dive into her earlier albums (Don't Stop The Music from what I've heard is pretty solid) and the EPs.
Don't Stop The Music is phenomenal, has many career highlights. I think people will really like the rarities section, as I'm sure there's a couple in there that people have never heard.
 

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