Do It Again

Swedish pop queen Robyn's partnership with the Norwegian duo Röyksopp on this five-song EP lets her relax her typically skintight songwriting into contemplative jams that fade out as slowly as a sunset. "Monument," the best track, finds her somberly reflecting from an imagined future; "Do It Again" pairs propulsive beats with Robyn's melancholy vocal hooks, but it doesn't feel as emotionally authentic as, say, her 2011 club hit "Call Your Girlfriend." Even without the ecstatic melodrama of Robyn's best work or the momentum of Röyksopp albums like 2009's Junior, this is a worthwhile peek into three great electro-pop minds.

From The Archives Issue 1210: June 5, 2014