In her native Sweden, Robyn is musical royalty – a tweeny icon Mouseketeer-turned dance diva-turned edgy electro cyclone. In pop terms that means she’s older than all of The Twang combined. Her UK debut album manages to piece together many of the elements of her chameleon-like career (‘Robyn’ is essentially a Best Of collection) and come up with what is the most inventive pop album you’ll hear all year. The Knife-produced ‘Who’s That Girl?’ is like their indie-disco perennial ‘Heartbeats’ times 10, ‘Bionic Woman’ is 16 seconds of
Laurie Anderson vocoder weirdness and ‘Should Have Known’ a downtempo Prince-style love-in. All of these tracks and more suggest that Robyn’s just what’s needed in these post-Britney crisis times.