Happy Robyn Day

By Tankboy on Apr 29, 2008 4:30PM

RobynThree years ago the blogosphere criticeratti exploded over the import-only self-titled turn-around album by former pop-princess Robyn. If that opening sentence didn't make your head explode, read on.

The disc that garnered so much attention was/is a smart collection of shiny pop, punk swagger, and intelligent beats. It overtook everything in its sonic path. It made Annie sound like a twiggy shadow. It could have been a monster smash. But it never got released here. Until now. Today.

So here we are, three years later, with a "new" release of an album that should've worn out its welcome. Happily, Robyn sounds just as fresh today as she did back them, so we're fairly confident that the disc will be gladly received -- finally -- on these shores. But this does force us to ask the question: If the disc still sounds this fresh, was it three years ahead of its time, or is it destined to be timeless? And why the hell did it take so long to get released here?

Robyn will perform at The Park West on May 7, 7:30 p.m., $15, all ages