Robyn, Body Talk
The Swedish pop dynamo works out her issues on the dancefloor
No one can extract pleasure from pain quite like Robyn can. The Swedish pop dynamo is scrappy as hell — Even the CIA knows not to fuck with me," she purrs on "U Should Know Better", a bouncy collaboration with Snoop Dogg — but her bravado is countered by plenty of raw emotion. After all, the self-proclaimed dancehall queen explains, "fembots have feelings, too." And there's feelings galore on Robyn's fifth album, from the sweet post-heartbreak pep talk, "Get Myself Together," to "Dancing On My Own," the ultimate stalker-girl anthem of 2010. Bruised egos and busted hearts underscore the infectious beats on Body Talk, but you won't find Robyn crying about it in the corner — she's working out her issues on the dancefloor.