16 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Welcome to The Heavy Entertainment Show, where Eminem meets Barry Manilow.” 25 years into his mission to gamely entertain us all, Robbie Williams opens his 11th album with a neat and typically self-aware summation of his appeal. THES is a fruity cocktail of rebellion and vulnerability. “Motherfucker”—an ode to his young son—is a joyous lost Britpop anthem, “David’s Song”—an ode to his manager David Enthoven, who died as the album was being recorded—is genuinely affecting, while the rambunctious collaborations with Rufus Wainwright and John Grant feel inspired. At 42, Wllliams' cocktail is more parts pathos and insecurity than it is ego and bawdy mischief—and that’s what makes him such a singular and uniquely British popstar.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Welcome to The Heavy Entertainment Show, where Eminem meets Barry Manilow.” 25 years into his mission to gamely entertain us all, Robbie Williams opens his 11th album with a neat and typically self-aware summation of his appeal. THES is a fruity cocktail of rebellion and vulnerability. “Motherfucker”—an ode to his young son—is a joyous lost Britpop anthem, “David’s Song”—an ode to his manager David Enthoven, who died as the album was being recorded—is genuinely affecting, while the rambunctious collaborations with Rufus Wainwright and John Grant feel inspired. At 42, Wllliams' cocktail is more parts pathos and insecurity than it is ego and bawdy mischief—and that’s what makes him such a singular and uniquely British popstar.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

tjp1972 ,

Back with A Bang!!

Thanks ITunes for adding this for U.S. customers! Robbie has knocked it out of the park again and I can't wait to hear each song in its entirety!

kinvoki ,

I really hate the fact that I love this album.

I'm not a Williams fan, no ever was a fan of pop-music, but the pure entertainment value of this album can't be argued with. It's raw and polished at the same time, and quite f-ing fun. Awesome job!

MJ Mac.com ,

Robbie is back!

Great album! Catchy, fun, cocky, self-deprecating, intelligent, humorous, and self reflective. I recommend watching related videos to this album. Especially Party Like a Russian.

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