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Life Thru A Lens

Robbie Williams

1997

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Life Thru A Lens

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2.7

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This book of albums sure places British mediocrity on a pedestal.

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‘Life Thru a Lens” by Robbie Williams (1997) Hyper-produced pop—the kind of thing you’d expect from a boy band member gone solo. Pleasant enough to listen to, but not seriously. Williams’ voice is a high throat mewl, desperately chasing the melody, with varied quality across limited range, and incapable of either of mellow lows or powerful highs. Lyrics are too dependent on forced rhymes, and lack depth. Overall, so-so. But a nice collection of cameras on the album cover. 2/5

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Que vous le croyiez ou non, quand Robbie Williams ne fait pas de doigts d'honneur à la Coupe du Monde ou n'intervient pas de façon totalement injustifiée dans une émission de télévision dédiée aux Inconnus, il conçoit des albums. Et qu'est-ce que ça donne, alors ? N'en déplaise au père de mon compagnon d'écoute eltrapeze dont les goûts sont ouvertement critiqués par une majorité de musicologues en exercice, cet album nous donne la sensation d'être retenu prisonnier d'un interminable épisode de Glee ou d'High School Musical. Seul point positif au milieu de cette pagaille : mon apparition sur la pochette du projet tout en haut à gauche. J'étais en effet ce jour-là en train de faire la queue à la pharmacie où je me rends habituellement pour acheter un shampoing anti-pelliculaire lorsque, survenant de nulle part, surgit Robbie Williams accompagné d'une foule de journalistes et de photographes. Ledit Robbie se posta rapidement devant l'une des caisses, le regard dirigé vers les sachets de pastilles mentholées avant d'exiger qu'on l'y prenne en photo dans cette position. La pharmacienne, dépassée par la situation, tentait tant bien que mal de prendre ma commande mais je n'osai pas demander mon shampoing devant pareille assemblée. Je posai donc mes lunettes de soleil sur mes yeux pour demander mon shampooing sans être reconnu, et ce moment fut immortalisé par la photo qui sera choisie pour être la pochette de cet album.

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What a great and uplifting album. Robbie can sing just about anything, fronted by two of his biggest hits, each song belongs on the album and has a unique edge, definitely no standard, boring pop

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This album absolutely bops! I'm from the U.S., so I've never heard of this guy. Great energy in this album and super poppy without feeling dumb. Reminds me of Dishwalla but better (and I love Dishwalla). The songs have some variety and definitely emotion. My favorite songs are: Old Before I die, let me entertain you, Lazy Days, and 100% Angels - that's the best song on the album. I'm giving this an 8/10, but it could be higher due to the fact that it is hard to find all these songs in my country. I'm sure this album is good though and highly recommend it.

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Not at all what I'd expected - in a good way. I've always been aware of Robbie Williams in that "oh right, he's always been huge in the UK ... former boy band guy?" way but I don't know that I'd ever heard anything by him. A bit of reading about this album shows that he wanted to break away from his previous career and was heavily influenced by the Britpop that was so prevalent/popular at the time. After even one song I'd say that's mostly accurate - I like a lot of that mid90s rock subgenre but find a lot of negatives in most of it...some combination of overly compressed loudness and constant whinging (Oasis at their worst, although they were great at their best... I digress). This is ... better? This has a good mix of instrumentation - layered guitars (but not too thick), heavy drums, cool keyboards, the occasional piano (on the semi-cheesy ballad "Angels" in particular), the vocals are mostly not annoying me - tons of melody overall... "Killing Me" has a really great chord progression - might be my favourite. Negatives: when/if I start listening to the lyrics I start to question my judgement ("Angels") which is exactly why I try to ignore lyrics if possible. So yeah, they're a little distracting to me at times - simplicity, cliched, etc (god help me if #$@$ Bon Jovi is anywhere on this list). So some of the songs are probably skip-worthy (e.g. "South of the Border") but even on that one there are a few cool instrumental parts (i.e. the funky organ post-solo). Anyways - for the most part this is a good and fun rock album I'd never have given a look at before. 7/10 4 stars

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What really sells this album is his incredibly versatile voice. The songs maintain a consistent pop sound while branching off into various genres. Their production and instrumentation was done so well to really highlight what a top class vocalist Robbie is.

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Overall non-offensive sound; sounds perfect for either the intro or outro credit for a movie depending on the track. Makes me want to stare out of a window of a bus as I take a long journey. Lazy Days and Angels are Outro, South of the Border and Let Me Entertain You are Intro credits. Old Before I Die is the where the kids ended up 35 years later in the coming of age block buster of the summer.

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Let's get this statement out of the way- "Angels" carries this and gets the album up to 2* almost by itself. It's an undeniably great pop song that deserves its place in the canon. The rest of the album has the air of "pop artist trying to prove his worth as a solo-act by going rock", channeling all sorts of influences from the current scene and beyond to see what would stick. "Let Me Entertain You" is a rip-roaring ride and the Beatles-esque "Clean" is enjoyable if slight. The rest ranges from decent balladry to cookie cutter 90s Britpop. Good for background but doesn't hold up to much scrutiny (especially those lyrics). Also, what on earth was he thinking with Hello Sir? It's laughable.

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Sounds like the debut album from your mom’s favorite American Idol Finalist.

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Nothing revolutionary but I liked all songs.

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I loved this album when it came out, and still a classic. I remember being entirely sceptical of Robbie, being as he was a former Take That member and initially feeling validated in that by his awful cover of Faith (thankfully not on this album). But his brash take on Britpop was infectious and I always felt his arrogance was somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

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Solid album

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A nostalgic classic - the man's a great poet

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pretty pretty dope

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I loved every minute of this one!

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Il caratteristico timbro vocale di Robbie Williams aggiunge un tocco interessante a canzoni che non lo sarebbero troppo di per loro. Bello il finale di 'Lazy days' e la successiva 'Life thru a Lens'. Le prime 3 sono belle cariche, poi si arriva a 'Angels', un capolavoro, che non scopro ora, che dà una bella svolta all'album. Non è facile ripartire dopo questa e la successiva perde qualcosa, soprattutto a livello del ritornello. Piccola nota curiosa: in 'Old before i die' RW si augura una vita lunga, il contrario di molti suoi colleghi. 'One of god's better people' ha sicuramente un bellissimo testo, ma non comprendo molto la canzone in sé. 'Let me entertain you' ok, fallo, sei bravo (non sono ironico). Le ultime tre dimenticabili, tranne la bonus track 'Hello Sir': wow! Le canzoni sono tutte scritte dallo stesso cantante, non pensavo. Il massimo se lo merita tutto.

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Some big Robbie songs on here - Angels and Let me Entertain you. I prefer some of Robbie's later stuff but really enjoyed this throwback of an album.

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I really enjoyed all of this album.

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Surprisingly listenable Oasis-lite

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This was some pretty cool pop music 4/5

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7,7

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Angels! Most of this album not available in streaming services though.

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Perfect 90’s pop alternative, all the 90’s musical tropes

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Album zelf een 3/5, maar +1 voor de nostalgie van 'Angels'

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не, нормальная тема. В пику вот этому всему коммерческому мракобесию, которое выдаёт себя за рок, но стыдливо прячет под кожанной курткой петушиные перья попса, Робби Вильямс радостно и горделиво несёт свой попс-крест, при этом совершенно не чураясь реализовывать в его рамках некоторых рок-идеи. Причём идеи успешные, в отличие от того же Косплея. Альбом, конечно, не шедевральный, и особой глубины тут не найдёшь, но начало, например, получилось очень даже бойким и жизнеутверждающим. Первые 4-5 песен заходят на ура, а открывашка вообще встречает бронебойным гитарным риффаком, который и какая-нибудь группа Блюр не постеснялась бы забрать себе в каталог. Ангелы — отличная баллада, мощная, жизнеутверждающая. Иго Агого (че) — вообще лучшая песня на пластинке, вероятно. Вторая часть зашла поменее, всё-таки статус попс-звезды, видимо, обязывает писать хуету вроде One Of God's Better People. Впрочем, гитаристы там угарное стаккато запилили, что немного сбивает попсовую спесь с этой шельмы. Ну и песня Clean, например, довольно хороша (я так понял там про отказ от разгульного образа жизни, ну чтож, одобряем), а на Let Me Entertain You угарный клип запилен с закосом под блек-митольный образ. Ну и в аутро там поэмка запилен, в которой Робби отказывается лизать жопы нормисам и предлагает какому-то там хейтеру из прошлого полизать жопу ему, что, конечно, не без кринжетцы небольшой, но мною полностью понимаемо и даже ощущается немного впечатляюще. В общем и целом да хороший поп-рок альбом, энергетика есть, гитарки есть, мотивов завезли, пусть и без очевидных прямо хитов. Больше всего смутили песни, в которых было полуречитативное пение (вроде заглавной), но в рамках заданного жанра — да на здоровье. Ну 8/10 изи

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Easy listening pop rock/classic rock. Fairly good! Really like Ego Agogo, funky, upbeat. I enjoyed this album enough to add it to my library :)

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Enjoyable for the most part

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Ici on est très fan de Robbie Williams et on ne s'en cache pas, n'en déplaise à robserpillère. Ce dernier essaye depuis plusieurs mois de moquer mon éducation musicale, comparant les artistes ayant bercé mon enfance tels Robbie Williams, à des boysband obscurs comme par exemple les 2be3. Ces informations sont bien sûr totalement erronées, ce que je peux en revanche vous dire en toute franchise, c'est que rob, se croyant musicien avec sa guitare de merde, reprend des chansons de groupes tel Tragedie ou encore de l'illustre K-maro. Les performances musicales émanant de son bec à merde se passent evidemment de commentaire. A suivre donc.

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A little too poppy for me. I didn’t pay it a ton of attention while we listened in the car while clamming.

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Noen kule sanger, noen av hans mest kjente, fra hans første album. South Of The Border og Baby Girl Window, to positive overraskelser, der sistnevnte har en "hemmelig" sang på slutten. Starten av albumet, 3 første, er ikke så mye å si noe om. Har jo Angels, Let me entertain you som trekker opp. Old Before I Die var også eb god låt.

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It's hard not to like

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Didn't realize I'd like Robbie Williams so much

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This was alright

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I like most

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Enjoyed much more than I thought I would, but that's not saying much

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Couldn’t get the whole album on Spotify.

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angel

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Only a couple of songs worth listening to

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Production: 12/20 Songwriting: 7/20 Innovation: 8/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 13/20 = 55 It's fun and like I'm 10 years old again

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Not as good as I thought it was going to be... still plenty of solid British pop. Angels is amazing.

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Wish I could listen to the whole thing pretty groovy and some earthy vocals 3.4

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You know what? This is actually pretty good. Another 3.5* candidate

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I don't mind Britpop, and Robbie Williams is the classic example of it, but I also didn't grow up with it. Totally fine; don't need to listen again, not mad about it, wouldn't turn it off. Just fine.

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Great debut album. Poppy when it needs to be and lyrical when it has to be.

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Unable to listen on spotify, consider at a later time.

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5

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Coole plaat, coole dude!

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meh

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Pretty good music

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Nostalgia factor stronger than the music

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Klonk niet helemaal zuiver, maar misschien lag dat aan spotify. Aangenaam, maar niet iets dat ik bewust ga opleggen.

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Not sure if this makes sense, but I feel like if I had heard this in the 90s when I was really into bands like Vertical Horizon, I might be a fan today. As it is, this is ok and fine.

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fine. almost a 4. maybe with the music we're not allowed on spotify its better. Just another generic deep voiced white guy.

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Angels still a classic and some decent others. Wanted 3.5.

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Yes the lyrics are ropey at points, yes there are some absolute dud tracks but there are some good tunes on this ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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not on spotify, so couldnt listen

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Cool britpop sound with some nice songs and a fair bit of filler. 'Angels' is the standout, when that second verse hits you can understand why it became such a popular song.

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Come back to this one

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Best pop album is still bad

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Not really my thing.

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A couple of gems.

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Decent Brit Pop/Rock record. Evidently this guy's the biggest deal ever across the pond? Good for him!

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Idk dude it was fine

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Really bland.

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Noticed this was the one with angels, old before I die, and let me entertain you, so hopes are high. I've never actually heard a lot of the non singles on this, but they're not bad. Almost carried to a four on the strength of roaring along to let me entertain you, but not quite

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Would see live, but didn't stand out.

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Ooh! Bit of a surprise. Beautifully mixed and nice vocal harmonies. The lead vocal is overproduced tho. Sounds very dated to the 90s, but can't help but enjoy it. Highlights: Lazy Days, South of the Border

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British, 00s, Pop-rock + Funny, Easy, Important = Male, - Alike, {0/11}

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Better than I was expecting. It sounded like a cross between Oasis, the Beatles, and Elton John at times. 3 stars.

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pop becero ma molto ascoltabile

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Starts off strong as a passing of the torch from Oasis to Blur kind of LP, strong guitar leads with a healthy dollop of facetious wit. Wilts in the back half unfortunately, swapping sardonic rippers for Keane-esque Britpop ballads dripping in cheese.

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The unexpectedly good Robbie debut. Snarky, catchy and cute.

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it was okay. the voice was kind of annoying at some times but it was completely average.

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Never heard of this guy before. First impression; some nice Matthew Sweet style power pop. First 5 songs are catchy and hooky and well executed. The finish of the album more of the same. Worthy of further exploration for sure. 3.5 🌟

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Full album not available on spotify

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Kind of boring - it's like the vanilla pudding of 90s music

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it's fine I guess, but I wouldn't say you need to listen to it

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Solid enough, I’m just not as taken with the charisma here as I think I need to be

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My face when this came up 😒 My face during the first coupla tracks 😯 My fave when frickin' "Angels" came on😡 I had the singles from this rammed down my throat for years so they can absolutely get in the bin. However, I actually quite liked the album tracks I hadn't been overexposed to, so fair play to the chap I guess. Fave track - "Lazy Days" and "Life Thru a Lens" both struck me very favorably, possibly just because I was expecting horribleness!

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Much more guitar based than I remembered. Quite good actually!

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I wanted to give this album a fair shot, but I'm not feeling it very much. The album has a fairly likeable poppy sound, if not particularly memorable. As a vocalist, Williams is fine, but ultimately neither here nor there. His voice is neither pretty nor gritty nor soulful enough to be particularly memorable. I can hear the Brit pop influences, but Williams didn't take them far enough to make it very interesting. The best song by far is "Killing Me," which is nicely arranged and features Williams' best vocal on the album. Fave Songs: Killing Me, Life Thru a Lens, Old Before I Die, Angels

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This album isn't on Spotify that I could find, but I found a playlist with most of the tracks. The sound of this reminds me a bit of U2. I like it so far.

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This album was horribly difficult to find on different apps and streaming services. And the tracks were so hit or miss it didn't feel worth the effort. The best thing I can say about this artist is that he seems to be similar to MIKA in terms of music style choices on some songs, and I fucking love MIKA. But this took so much effort to track down and I found some of the tracks to be rather dull and forgettable. Eh, maybe it was groundbreaking for its time but it was just okay in my opinion. Fave track: Clean. That one kicked ass.

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Not my style.

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This surprised me as to how much i liked it.

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Pop comercial. Ni fu ni fa.

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3-; Angels is a classic but album is kinda repeatable and monothematic

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Better than what I thought it would be

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Meh. This dude has a few catchy songs, but is mostly an example of how big music corporations can use marketing to bulldoze slightly talented singers to the top of the pile and make them millionaire megastars.

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Really didn’t want to put this on but it was actually good?!

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Classic Robbie

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3.5

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Very poppy but very well produced.

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This one was extremely hard to listen to in the US. At a glance it seems like a lot of other Robbie Williams albums are readily available, but this one in particular isn't.

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Can't help but cringe at all Robbie, especially the percussion

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Very pop and a bit too much on the mainstream side of things. Muzac

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standard brit pop.. S'alright

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Not my kind of thing

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Pas mon genre, je ne suis pas certain que je suis passé au travers.

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Eh.

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A couple decent songs. Spotify wouldn't allow playback of half the record though.

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Just generic English pop rock. "Angels" is familiar, haven't heard it in years. 5/10.

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I was never a fan of Brit pop. After listening to this I can confirm that I'm still not a fan.

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Went through a lot of trouble to find all the songs on this album on youtube and Spotify, and really wish I hadn't. Great voice and pretty bland everything else. It felt like it was a pop album written by a guy for the sole purpose of making him famous. I'm still not sure how I want to use my 1 rating. Like I hated this album but since it was some manufactured pop it musically wasn't completely unlistenable, so I feel like I've got to save it for when those albums come along. But yeah not a Robbie fan.

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Let me entertain you vind ik een leuk nummer, verder vond ik het slappe hap.

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Niet mijn ding.

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Sub standard faux-Britpop waffle for the most part

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Couple of decent tunes but very of its time.

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Not sure about this one. Angels and Let Me Entertain You are absolute classics😂 (maybe guilty pleasures) from my generation. BUT this rest of the album is pretty shite, standard nonsense pop. Maybe a 2/5? Seems harsh but there's only 2 good songs.

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Formulaic and unremarkable. 'Let Me Entertain You' is a tune though.

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A pop singer ripping off Oasis. It sounds almost as bad as that description suggests. However, the songwriting is full of earworms, which is what made this such a successful pop album. Personally, I find "Angels" and "Old Before I Die" slightly irritating - but they are certainly memorable and instantly recognisable (at least to me as a British person who lived through the 1990s). So the album has to get some credit for being annoyingly catchy. 2/5.

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К Робби Уильямсу негатива не имею. Знал о нём годами до того, как узнал о существовании Робина Уильямса. По ящику его клип на трек Sin крутили. Я ещё предполагал, что у него сын родился, вот он и радуется. Даже то, что сольную карьеру он начал после участия в группе Take That, я тоже знал благодаря мобильной версии "Кто хочет стать миллионером?" Но альбом никакой, если честно. В плохом смысле попсовый, коммерческий, праздный звук. И при этом за пару прослушиваний ухо не выцепило ни одного трека, ни одного мотива. Заглавная композиция на это претендует, но всё равно звучит слишком genreric. Будто написана для вымышленного персонажа художественного фильма про восходящую поп-звезду. Конечно, слушабельно, даже негатива не вызывает. Хотя пустоту можно вполне расценивать за форму негатива в отношении произведений культуры. Поэтому даже не "норм".

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Let MEEeeee ENTERTAIN YOU!!!

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A curiosity here, trying to work out whether he wants to be the lead singer in a band or a solo artist. The band bits work week. The singles are overblown.

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Meh, Not my thing.

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Ik vind het niet zo bijzonder en veel normale rock

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Un po' ero curioso e speravo di rimanere sorpreso: non a questo giro. Forse la cosa che mi ha sorpreso di più è la voce di Robbie che comunque non è male e c'ha i suoi momenti anche interpretativi. Il resto è un mazzo di canzoni palesemente modaiole che spunta un po' tutte le caselle per vendere (pure il punk rock commerciale alla Green Day). L'ho odiato un po' ma non tantissimo, e mediamente ho avuto l'impressione che si sia voluto comunque fare un po' più del minimo sindacale. I musicisti chiaramente so tutti bravi, il batterista fa pure un po' lo splendido su qualche pezzo, ma col budget che avrà avuto sto disco mi pare il minimo. Non mi sento di dare 1 per il fatto di aver percepito un minimo di sforzo, però per me è tipo un 1.5.

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Sono partito con talmente tanto pregiudizio che alla fine la mia esperienza non è stata brutta come aspettavo. In generale, a volte la voce di Robbie mi ha infastidito (soprattutto quando fa la voce nasale graffiante, che un po' mi ricorda Liam), alcune canzoni non sarebbero male, ma le trovo denaturalizzate da arrangiamenti troppo pop e strumenti suonati in maniera super pulita. Avvolte, sembra tutto finto e sterile, spesso a discapito anche della voce di Robbie. Alla fine comunque, ripeto, non è stata un'esperienza pessima. 2

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A fine style of music that is enjoyable enough but didn't really do anything for me. Wasn't able to find this specific album so had to listen to another of gis

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Sounds like something someone else is sentimental for

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Like aldous snow but winier. FUCKING ROBBIE WILLIAMS

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generic, boring, not notable in the slightest. Let me entertain you was almost decent but I still wouldn't listen to it again.

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5/10

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This isn't my cup of tea.

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Not my cup of tea.

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First Listen (in a long time). I love the song Angels. A couple of the songs I remember from long ago but barely. I loved some of the later Robbie Williams albums, I don't know why I never got into this one. I need to hear it more to judge it properly. 2/5 for now.

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It was nice bland pop.

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Kinda tacky to me

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I will sing unrelatable songs about being rich and famous as a form of therapy and you will listen and I will sell more records that will make me more rich and more famous but I’ll still be miserable so I’ll just keep making more of these and because it’s got a big expansive BritPop influenced sound and I contributed the odd lyric or two I’m now an artist allbeit one with a fairly grating and unsubtle voice lacking in nuance and subtlety (sing big!) and Angels will be played at countless funerals and weddings and montages for charity appeals and let me show you my Mick or Freddy tribute act on Let Me Entertain You (this will open every gig I ever do henceforth - easy!) and the money’s nice but not the fame but what choice do I have?

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Angel and Let Me Entertain You are iconic songs but the whole album is just a mediocre example of 90’s Brit pop. A lot of Robbie William songs are total misses.

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Too poppy for me, Didn’t quite entertain me, So sorry Robbie. 3/10

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Very strong 2, while I like angels and entertain you, as a project I was a bit underwhelmed

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We have arrived at yet another Brit Pop album from the 90s/00s that seems to have no other purpose on this list than the author's familiarity and affection for the genre. I always find these inclusions particularly galling because I've encountered so many incredible lesser-known albums through this list, yet I'm also being forced to listen to innocuous bullshit like this. It's not bad, but it's certainly not ground-breaking, genre-defining, finely-crafted, or, for that matter, enjoyable to listen to. But at least I know that Robbie Williams is loving angels instead now. I can't think where my life would be without that bit of eternal wisdom, whatever the fuck it means 2/5

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Not a wordsmith. Harmless and unmemorable. Couple decent pop songs (Angels and Let Me Entertain You), but the rest is nothing. 2.5/5.

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This feels like a mediocre britpop album. This was a pleasant listen, but no ne of the songs stand out here as more than generic. There was a sprinkling of nice instrumentation here. I think I heard some mellotron on 'one of God's better people' which was a pleasant surprise on an otherwise mediocre track. On ‘clean’ Robbie tries to be sgt pepper with a middle of the road guitar solo. The hits are far too overplayed for me to take seriously, but there are some solid (read:three stars) songs on here most notably 'ego agogo' Overall I think this deserves a 2 star. It’s a pleasant but unremarkable listen.

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The question about British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams is: which is larger, his talent or his ego? Clearly, he’s got a strong and beautiful voice. And clearly, he’s in love with himself. On ‘Let Me Entertain You’ when he deigns to ‘entertain’ the young girl of that evening, lifting her up and away from her dreary, boring existence and her clueless parents, he probably thinks of himself as providing a public service. I bet he strikes various poses in the mirror, admiring his good looks, while she’s giving him head. Tell me you can’t see that on the album cover. Look, the songs are well composed and arranged (although the lyrics are aimed exclusively to his fan base- young women), the LP is magnificently produced, the band polished; but Robbie’s unrestrained ego just spoils the whole thing. In fact, it’s so large that it literally crowds out any instrumental solos among a band that’s very good. No, I take it back, there was one brief guitar solo on ‘Clean’ (his self-congratulation for sobering up), but he was actually talking in the background over it. On ‘Old Before I Die,’ a chance for him to share significant insights into the human condition that he’s learning, he offers this bit of sagaciousness: ‘I hope to live to see the day the Pope get’s high.’ I mean, c’mon. 'Life Thru A Lens' starts off promising, with a high energy, positive vibe. ‘The world can change (quickly)…’ so enjoy every day, every moment; and, together, ‘let’s have a jolly good time.’ The only trouble is Robbie doesn’t really need you or me or even the sun to enjoy it with. We’re all, including the sun, revolving around him, and lucky just to be basking in his rays. And to end the LP with a spoken word ‘Fuck You, look at how great I became,’ to some teacher who, allegedly, didn’t see his gloriousness, is just in bad taste; and betrays his gross lack of humility. A real waste of a real talent.

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I do not like the 90s.

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Good album

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Mid-

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My first two-star album here. Generic brit-pop with cheesy lyrics based on dopey rhymes.

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oh no. the robster.

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Couple good songs. Mostly inoffensive dross

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Too polished, shiny and manufactured. There are some tunes here, but unfortunately the slick production does the LP no favours. The vocals sound straight out of fame school. Not offensive, but not great!

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Ok. Couple of good songs, but it's background stuff at best. I was debating two or three stars, but Baby Girl's Window added an extra layer of wedding band blandness.

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not for me

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awful shite

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Rubbish

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1997. Key Songs: Angels

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Who dis?

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Commercial radio is chock full of artists like this and that’s why I don’t listen to it. Happily, I haven’t heard of Robbie until now. I’m pleased that despite the global success of this LP, it never charted in Canada or the US.

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Bellend.

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Niet mijn meuk

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Soft boring generic rock. Just not my thing.

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I never liked his singles. I gave this album a go and I still don't like his music.

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ruim

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Not for me

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No

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Dopo i primi 2 minuti il senso di morte e dolore era forte e volevo che la fine arrivasse il prima possibile. Poi forse perché c'ho fatto l'orecchio o perché lavorando non ho prestato troppa attenzione sono arrivato in fondo abbastanza velocemente. Innanzitutto bisogna dire che il sound anni 90 era veramente terribile, in questo disco a tratti ho sentito alcune soluzioni di arrangiamento e produzioni interessanti però a servizio di un prodotto discutibile. Questo è un disco da 1.5 però alla fine gli do 1 più che 2 perchè risentendolo mentre scrivo sto pensando "oh cristo".

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I'll never forgive the British

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How did this make it on the list? Did he pay to be on here? Killing Me is the only good song, and even then. CANDY AND ROCK DJ AREN'T EVEN ON HERE. Looks v hot on the album cover though.

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No thank you.

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Literally an inch better than George Michael´s Faith, and that´s it. Find both horrible to hear. Although I have given 2 stars for George, which now I regret, because he sings better.

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cacapoopoo

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Played at my old job too much

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Terrible. Honestly don’t know why it’s in the book.

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Only half was on Spotify. That wasn’t a bad thing.

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Technically a 'did not listen' but I've heard it on many a car ride with my mum as a child. I've got a profound dislike of Robbie Williams and things similar due to that kind of over exposure and it just being very not what I'm in to.

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What an absolute cunt

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The album only contain a couple of good songs, in general bad

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Easier to take if you pretend you are Tina Belcher but I did not like this. Laughably bad lyrics; "I hope I live to see the day the Pope gets high" made me snort.

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Gud va dehä stinker....liksom FR varför är det här på listan? Vad för inflytande har denna skiva? Instrumenten låter (bortsett från nån sång på akustisk gitarr) totalt färglösa, herr Williams är inte en bra/intressant sångare, låttexterna är skräp, och albumet har bokstavligen ingenting nytt att säga!! Robert Dimerys smak är usel då han inte väljer klassiker.

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I can’t give 0 stars, so Robbie gets to have one.

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No. Just no.

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Robbie never made it in the states.

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dom flesta andra album som jag gett ettor kan jag nånstans förstå varför dom finns med i boken men det här är ju bara tråkig pop som tusentals andra album i samma era och genre?

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Nope

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