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Robbie Williams

Posted: 06 Oct 2016, 12:03
by MsMagicAmerica
Are there any Robbie Williams fans on here?

I've been a big fan of his since 2000. His new song, "Party Like a Russian," has been stuck in my head since Saturday. Any thoughts on it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdYGQ7B0Vew" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 06 Oct 2016, 17:53
by Neal Zeal
I'm pretty broad minded when it comes to music.
Couldn't care less if a singer/band is hugely popular and/or loved by 'the kids'. My favourite album of recent times is T Swift's 1989 (bought it partly thanks to some recommendations round here!).
But I really don't like Williams one little bit. Ghastly man.
He usually has a good songwriting team behind him though (to which I think he contributes). 'I Just Wanna Feel' is a beauty...

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 14:50
by KingLouieLouie76
I've somewhat considered him a slight guilty pleasure. I wasn't a fan of Take That, but most of his solo work has been outstanding! I've always loved "Ive Been Expecting You" and "Intensive Care" is also ranked up there among my favorite albums released since the start of this century.

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 15:45
by AdvertBreak
I got to admit I've loved Robbie all my life, well growing up he was literally everywhere so I became a big fan myself.

Have barely listened to his 2010s work but I love his 90s and 00s stuff. Got all the albums etc.

Rudebox is such a supremely underrated album

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 23:26
by Miki
I liked him in the 90s early 2000s. Then he fell off my radar. The few things I heard from him in more recent times left me cold. The last single is bland.

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 13 Oct 2016, 19:57
by rich
have to say Angels, She's The One and Feel are amongst my guilty pleasures :oops:
but he is a bit of a twat...
he nearly reversed his chelsea tractor over my wife once!

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 06:17
by Mallard No. 22
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:I've somewhat considered him a slight guilty pleasure. I wasn't a fan of Take That, but most of his solo work has been outstanding!
Miki wrote:I liked him in the 90s early 2000s. Then he fell off my radar.
Yes, I liked him during the same period. His music was probably more than a guilty pleasure.

He had a good songwriting/production team and was the charismatic frontman for their work.

If there was a negative about his success, it was that in leaning to the 'indie' market he stalled the careers of lower profile artists in that genre. Though he wasn't solely responsible for this.

My favourite Take That song had been their take on 'Could It Be Magic', upon which Robbie sang lead.

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 14:30
by mishmosh
:D It's a well deserved flop. Bye bye Robbie, enjoy your retirement.

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 18:06
by mr_spenalzo
Don't like his music at all, one or two songs excepted.

I did like his description of witnessing the birth of his kid as "like watching your favourite pub burn down". Quite accurate.

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 19:22
by AdvertBreak
the album will go to #1 no doubt, no retirement yet

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 19:29
by Mark72
Loved his Escapology and Rudebox albums, probably his best two albums.

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 20:33
by bugman
Escapology is a great album. songs like me and my monkey, or song 3 sounds so good.

but my fav robbie song is "no regrets".

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 21:43
by Neal Zeal
He is the world's ghastliest man but he does come out with the odd amusing comment:
"I'm Morrissey for naff Britain"

Re: Robbie Williams

Posted: 20 Oct 2016, 19:09
by MsMagicAmerica
mr_spenalzo wrote:
I did like his description of witnessing the birth of his kid as "like watching your favourite pub burn down". Quite accurate.
That was hysterical!

I wasn't a fan of Take the Crown or Rudebox. I really liked Reality Killed the Video Star my favorite album is I've Been Expecting You. I remember buying it when I visited England & listening to it in the way home on the plane. It was my first Robbie album.

My favorite songs are Tripping, Strong, Different, Go Gentle, & Morning Sun.