Thursday, February 7, 2008

Robyn / NY Times & more

(photo: NY Times / Hiroyuki Ito)

“I think it’s almost on the day, 10 years ago, that I was here with my first album,” said Robyn, and there was a cheer. “But this is the first time that I have ever played live in the United States of America.” And then came an ovation so loud and so long that she seemed faintly embarrassed by it.

Her first album was “Robyn Is Here,” and it took her from her native Sweden to charts and radio stations all over the world. Two of her collaborators were the Swedish producers Denniz Pop and Max Martin, pop scientists who had already worked with Ace of Base and would go on to work with Britney Spears, among many others. Back then Robyn’s songs seemed like shiny links in a long chain of cheerful Swedish hits. (continue at

Spin, Stereogum, and Perez Hilton have lots more photos & video up.