Song of the Day #746: ‘Dancing On My Own’ – Robyn

Swedish oddball Robyn writes and records the sort of music I instinctively reject — dance, techno, club stuff — but for some reason I like what I hear from her.

Her self-titled 2005 album (actually her fourth record, released 11 years after her debut) is a marvelous collection with echoes of Prince and Cyndi Lauper. On it she shows a penchant for techno-funk jams and gentle ballads alike and has the sense of humor to have her DJ introduce her as being “listed in section 202 of the United Nations Security Act of 1979 as being too hot to wear tight sweaters in international airspace.”

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