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Electric Picnic 2010 - Robyn

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ATL | 16:17 UK time, Saturday, 4 September 2010

Electric Arena, Saturday 4th September, 2.45pm

Describe in a tweet: Pretty pixie performs perfect pop.

What Happened: She came, she conquered. From start to finish this was pop perfection, but presented with plenty of quirk. Robyn is utterly captivating, constantly throwing bizarre shapes, malfunctioning and short circuiting across the stage. By the second song, every single punter here falls a little in love.

Electric Dreams: 'Cobrastyle' sums up Robyn perfectly - instantly singable yet more than a little bit odd. 'Dancing on My Own' and 'The Girl and the Robot' have a near full arena moving an alarming amount (it's barely half three). The lighting, the dancing, the dueling drums - everything about this...just works. She's a popstar, yet this all seems reassuringly alternative. 'Don't ****ing tell me What to Do' is the highlight - a scandalously underrated electro gem. Bar those six words she doesn't sing a note, instead upping her antics as the vocals are played in. It looks amazing. The set of the weekend so far.

Ants at a picnic: That she didn't stay and play all day long.

EP Rating: 9/10


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