Friday June 5, 2020

Albums of the week

Robbie Williams, The Heavy Entertainment Show

6th November, 2016
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Robbie Williams, The Heavy Entertainment Show (Sony)

The cover shot of Robbie Williams’s 11th solo album depicts the star in a boxing ring face-off with himself – perhaps an illustration of Williams’s ongoing struggle between his musical instincts and second-guessing his public’s expectations. This stylistic insecurity has been repeatedly reflected in his genre-hopping back catalogue, with its consequent mixed responses, but it doesn’t stop The Heavy Entertainment Show throwing a dazzling musical miscellany...

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