The Norwegian electro-pop duo is back after 4 years since their last hit album. You have to give them credit for consistency, both albums since their brilliant debut back in 2001 took 4 years before released. Their latest one is called Junior and is coming out on March 24th on Caroline label.
The new album continues on the path set by Melody AM and The Understanding. It is a blend of pop, electro and a bit of retro house. The usual suspects are there; Norwegian singer Anneli Drecker and Swedish singer Karin Dreijer. however, this time the duo also collaborated with Sweden's latest pop idols, Robyn and Lykke Li.
The album follows the easy path of The Understanding. Flawless pop with catchy beats and melodic vocals. However, while all these elements blended perfectly on their debut Melody AM, two albums later it sounds like Röyksopp are starting to repeat themselves. There are some good tracks in there and the whole album is quite enjoyable, but that's all there is to it. No hidden gems, no memorable and inspiring tunes like Eple. Hope the guys get back on track soon..otherwise this would be the last record from them that I'll bother to give another go.