Robyn, ‘Body Talk Pt. 1′ (Cherrytree/Interscope)
Though Robyn’s been cast in the past as the Swedish Britney, she’s been too coolly unconventional to conquer America. But since her self-titled 2008 U.S. debut, the tolerance for pop-diva edginess has been expanded by Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and M.I.A. And on Body Talk Pt. 1, Robyn confidently chronicles the heartbreak (“Dancing on My Own”) and pleasure (“Dancehall Queen”) of epic disco nights like she’s ready to rule. Her breathless collabo with Röyksopp, “None of Dem,” all 4 a.m. Berlin submarine bump and revving bass, could fuel any summer dance floor.
WATCH: Robyn, “Dancing On My Own”