15 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Robbie’s eighth album has been cast as a stabilizing exercise after the entertaining oddness of 2006’s Rudebox. True, symphonic ballad “Morning Sun” and Françoise Hardy re-boot “You Know Me” sound like imperial period Robbie (i.e. great ) but there’s pleasing adventure here too. On “Difficult For Weirdoes”’ deadpan disco, and “Bodies”’ addictive mix of choral chanting, Ian Brown-style funk-rock and soaring choruses, Robbie finds a winning balance between robust pop and playful spirit.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Robbie’s eighth album has been cast as a stabilizing exercise after the entertaining oddness of 2006’s Rudebox. True, symphonic ballad “Morning Sun” and Françoise Hardy re-boot “You Know Me” sound like imperial period Robbie (i.e. great ) but there’s pleasing adventure here too. On “Difficult For Weirdoes”’ deadpan disco, and “Bodies”’ addictive mix of choral chanting, Ian Brown-style funk-rock and soaring choruses, Robbie finds a winning balance between robust pop and playful spirit.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Highly Underrated!

I know this review is about 4 years late, but I feel it's important to mention just how wonderful this album is. With every listen, I discover yet another standout track. Aside from the obvious highlights "Morning Sun" and "Bodies", there are many more moments here to like.

Listen to "You Know Me", "Do You Mind", "Last Days of Disco" (sounds very much like a Yazoo track), "Deceptacon", "Starstruck" and "Superblind", all worthy of 4 stars or more.

Overall, very enjoyable. This has quickly become my second favorite Robbie Williams album, second only to "Escapology".

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