Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

She's Still Got That Something; POP

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

She's Still Got That Something; POP

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Robyn Cargo, EC2 ***

I REMEMBER being blown away in 1995 by You've Got That Something, a superb R'n'B track featuring a prodigious 16-year old with heart-meltingly warm, sexy, soulful vocals. In an example of the kind of injustice with which pop history is littered, Robyn's debut single barely troubled the charts over here or even in her native Sweden.

Now, after snippets of international success and consistent prominence back home, there's a feeling that Robyn has come of age with a fresh album, look and sound that expresses her kooky creativity and character.

Last night's show, delivered to a packed crowd featuring an enthusiastic Swedish contingent, was a mixed bag musically but left no doubt about her showmanship and potential to shine with the right material.

Striking a feisty, impish figure with her taut dress and severe haircut, she imposed her personality well on opening track Cobrastyle.

With two drummers providing a sparse, tribal backing track, she rode the rhythm aggressively, her tortured voice and staccato delivery sounding rather like a cross between Bjork and a Jamaican ragga singer. …

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