Röyksopp need to get Happy Up Here

royksopp-junior

it’s what i want that’s easy, it’s getting it that’s complicated

R̦yksopp РHappy Up Here

I had never really listened to Röyksopp before but all the blog buzz about Junior made them pretty hard to ignore. First single “Happy Up Here” kind of washed over me with a ‘meh’ feeling at first. Then I listened to it once walking down a sunny street and it appealed much more. It’s the perfect sunny day soundtrack, which is an odd contrast to the doomsday arcade vibe of the video you might have seen in the TBE TV box. Listening to the rest of the album I was left a little confused as to why these guys are so popular. I guess their brand of gloom-pop is just not really my thing. Though maybe that’s why they are so big in Europe. My other favorite on the album is “It’s What I want” which along with “Happy Up Here” are the only tracks under 4:30. This is pop guys, why the endless songs? Like you said, “All that I want is keeping it easy.”

Röyksopp – It’s What I Want

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4 replies
  1. Neil
    Neil says:

    If you decide to give Junior a second chance, put “Vision One” on repeat for awhile—the jaggedly lacerating bassline is raw pleasure. You’ll feel compelled to turn it up a bit louder each time around.

  2. Neil
    Neil says:

    If you decide to give Junior a second chance, put “Vision One” on repeat for awhile—the jaggedly lacerating bassline is raw pleasure. You’ll feel compelled to turn it up a bit louder each time around.

  3. Sakib
    Sakib says:

    Royksopp aren’t exactly pop but the Girl and The Robot is a poppy moment on the album! If you like short songs, then their debut Melody AM is for you!

  4. Sakib
    Sakib says:

    Royksopp aren’t exactly pop but the Girl and The Robot is a poppy moment on the album! If you like short songs, then their debut Melody AM is for you!

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