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#241 Post by Nickname »

I think the new album of Robbie is not really good. :?

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The entire track-by-track review from the upcoming QX:
INSIDE ROBBIE’S BOX

Steve Pafford presents a track-by-track review of quite possibly the gayest album of the year…

So Robbie’s gay after all then. Well one would certainly be forgiven for thinking so, if his latest 80s-obsessed “electronic dance” opus is anything to go by. Despite suing the Mirror last year for alleging he was a cruisy closet case, he's just gone and made the most gayest, schizophrenic record you could shake a dick at, with les than subtle in-jokes hinting at being well-swung. Robbie’s Rudebox is also the most exuberant album of his career. May I present the evidence, m'Lord?

RUDEBOX
Unfairly maligned lead with a curious Casio keyboard motif from 80s novelty hit ‘Da Da Da’, and a saucy stream of rampant references to dirty bumsex including allusions to - shock, horror - double-ending! “So sick I just had to take it”? Well, no one's forcing you.

VIVA LIFE ON MARS
A red herring, inspired, not by the red planet, but David Bowie's Hunky Dory era. A country-prog romp featuring hillbilly harmonica and horses galore - Robbie's own Brokeback Mountain in four minutes flat. Though Pet Shop Boys didn't produce this, uber-fan Rob still namechecks their celebrated West End Girls travelogue "from Lake Geneva to the Finland Station."

LOVELIGHT
Impressively instant single-to-be, penned by Barnet's Lewis Taylor, coincidentally one of Bowie's favourite artists. A dazzling Saturday Night Fever-esque disco inferno infused with ABC-style synthetic soul and a pitch-perfect falsetto that simultaneously out-camps and outclasses the Scissor Sisters' entire oeuvre in one fell swoop of a hula hoop.

BONGO BONG/JE NE T'AIME PLUS
A 90s continental classic for Manu Chao, this is an endearing Eurocentric merry go-round with the original's world music vibe downplayed in favour of clubby, sultry sax-driven rhythms. Gobby gay fave Lily Allen gets to trade fadeout vocals *en francais* with our man. Or should that be Madonna's man?

SHE'S MADONNA
As Rob hereby stakes his claim for the hand of the Queen of Pop with this superlative sweeping synth anthem produced and co-written with Rob's favourite double act Pet Shop Boys. It starts a bit like Madge's ‘Jump’, an obvious in-joke considering how that's based on the intro to ‘West End Girls’.

"We worked on this the same time as remixing Madonna's ‘Sorry’," says Neil Tennant, "but the song was totally Robbie's idea, based on a true story - "I love you baby but face it, she's Madonna/No man on earth could say he doesn't want her”. We were impressed how quickly he came up with the words."

A guaranteed No.1, it seems to provide ‘proof’ of Robbie's heterosexuality. But hang on, surely even someone as buffeted from the real world as him would know that the 48-year old Madge vadge is about as appealing to most of the straight male population as rice pudding? Ah, she's one of those 'gay icon' type thingies? I get it now.

KEEP ON
Rewinding to the 80s Madchester scene and an insistent hotel/motel refrain, this is Happy Mondays at the Holiday Inn-die lite. But not even a parent-loving chorus from Lily Allen can raise this above medicocre. Two parts baggy, one part saggy.

GOOD DOCTOR
A straight-up Streets pastiche, and the only pop song to feature the word "hydroanoxycodeine", this is the Robster bemoaning what pills have done to him, and, after PSB's recent ‘Casanova In Hell’, the second track this year to use the word "erection". Hard work.

THE ACTOR
"You play a doctor on TV," sings the self-confessed lush, who goes on to gush, tongue firmly in between both cheeks, "Made of sex, Maida Vale, you are the Alpha Male." Have we gatecrashed Robbie getting it on with Jeremy Sheffield in W9? Why the hell didn't they ask me to join them? I'm only down the road in Kilburn!
He then goes into a Vogue-style list of much more famous actor names, with Mrs Ritchie getting another mention. Rob obviously never saw, nay, suffered, Body Of Evidence! Reminiscent of 80s Kraftwerk, it's not a single but a tasty Teutonic triumph all the same.

NEVER TOUCH THAT SWITCH
An electric, funky mid-tempo workout with a Massive Attack of sinister half-whispered vocals. The lyrics imply that he's surprisingly fearful of being a switch-hitter. Cue sound of QX readers frantically searching for their book of olden gay slang.

LOUISE
A faithful fascimile of the Human League's 1984 beauty, this exceptional electro-ballad has been brightened up by William Orbit's fizzy pop rushes and a dirtier throbbing bass. It's one of Robbie's all-time favourite songs. Just as well he’s not as keen on The Lebanon then.

WE'RE THE PET SHOP BOYS
Industrialised, expansive rendition of an obscure B-side recorded, but not written by, Tennant/Lowe, the producers of this version.
"He told us he loved the song and wanted to record it," says Neil, "which seemed such an extraordinary idea, Robbie Williams singing "We're the Pet Shop Boys", but now he says it's the best vocal he's ever done."
This affectionate tribute to the seminal synth duo sees our narrator reflecting back to '84 again, when he would imagine himself and his lover as the PSBs themselves. The clue's in the word Boys, er, boys. Perhaps the Mirror were on to something after all?

BURSLEM NORMALS
Take an alluring autobiographical tale straight out of the Morrissey book of self-referencing titles, add a mass of trip-hop beats and a downtempo dose of The Stranglers' 80s curio La Folie and the result is this melancholic melange, waving "goodbye to the moment". Wonderfully weird.

KISS ME
Delicious disco ditty, originally a 1985 hit for Stephen 'Tintin' Duffy. Now it's an infectious hi-NRG campathon that, along with ‘She's Madonna’, just screams MEGA-HIT. Expect G-A-Y teeny totty to be dancing round their handbags and gladrags to this for the next ten years.

80s
"Things are better when they start/It's how the 80s broke my heart," sniffs the author. So The Birdie Song was a cut above ‘Like A Prayer’? This looks back on a decade where he was called "poof", discovered drugs, and, as this is his take on rap, was apparently grooving to LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. Though someone really should have told him ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’ didn't come out until....

90s
Second half of the autobiographical suite with brilliantly barbed lyrics aimed at former colleagues like fellow chubster Gary Barlow ("Ah, it’s nice that you’ve got a mansion/While I’m treated like the drummer from Hanson”). Early press reports of how the lyrics also describe taking a Stanley knife to a certain ex-manager's eyes resulted in ‘90s’ being cut from the album, so I can't actually tell you anything about it at all.

SUMMERTIME
Back to the 80s for one last time, celebrating the "second summer of love" of '89 with references to the Stone Roses, Voodoo Ray and a glass of shandy. The breezy backing track boasts more crisp Orbit ambient sqiggles, making it the de facto sequel to All Saints' Pure Shores, and is a revamp of an old Robbie B-side, making it a total of six oldies.

DICKHEAD
Catchy expletive-heavy hidden track with the Robster taking a potshot at his critics: "If you diss me you'll sell copy, dickhead/What d'you expect, dickhead/Radiohead, dickhead/This is pop, dickhead" ad infinitum. And if you don't like pop, and this album in particular, then you surely can't be gay. I mean, Robbie is. Isn't he?

Robbie Williams’ ‘Rudebox’ is out on 23rd October.
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#244 Post by space boy 1 uk »

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#245 Post by Phillip »

Isn't Robbie Williams just the fat bloke out of Take That?

Also why do a few people have Avatars of Doctor Who. He looks like 'Richard Hammond' from 'Top Gear' in some of em'.
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#246 Post by Markpro »

Listened to the whole album last night, I have to say this is my 2nd favorite album of the year, some of the tracks are fantastic( She's Madonna, Louise & Kiss Me are my favs so far) there are few songs on it that should never have made the album (Dickhead for one) but it's a 17 track album so who's complaining, anyway...i really like this..so different to anything else he's done so far and should be congratulated for having the guts not to release more angels clones, he has had complete freedom with this album...did i mention i love it :D
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#247 Post by mantooth »

Phillip wrote:Isn't Robbie Williams just the fat bloke out of Take That?
If you think he's fat, I'd really like to see what you look like. Actually, no, please, i don't mean that... but seriously, have you seen Gary Barlow lately?
Phillip wrote:Also why do a few people have Avatars of Doctor Who. He looks like 'Richard Hammond' from 'Top Gear' in some of em'.
Why do some people have Transformers or pictures of the doll from Saw as their avatar? Because they want to.
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#248 Post by bookshopboy »

mantooth wrote:
Phillip wrote:Isn't Robbie Williams just the fat bloke out of Take That?
If you think he's fat, I'd really like to see what you look like. Actually, no, please, i don't mean that... but seriously, have you seen Gary Barlow lately?
Phillip wrote:Also why do a few people have Avatars of Doctor Who. He looks like 'Richard Hammond' from 'Top Gear' in some of em'.
Why do some people have Transformers or pictures of the doll from Saw as their avatar? Because they want to.
You should have said...
Why do some people have Transformers or pictures of the doll from Saw as their avatar? Because they want to.

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#249 Post by mantooth »

bookshopboy wrote:You should have said...
Why do some people have Transformers or pictures of the doll from Saw as their avatar? Because they want to.
I stand corrected. So very sorry! How can I expect to be taken seriously here without properly formatting my messages?

And so I don't leave Spaceboy out, I'll translate for him, too:

WHYYYYYY DO SUM PEOPLE HAVE A TRANNYFORMER OR PICCYS OF THAT DOLLY AS THERE PICCY?????????????? BCUZ IT FLOOOATS THEIR BOATTTTTTTZ! LOLZ!...?
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#250 Post by TeCHno PoP »

I heard We are the PSB, but I don't understand why Robbie didn't change the music base. So he just sang the song, and that's all - no difference than the original. :(

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#251 Post by Phillip »

mantooth wrote:
bookshopboy wrote:You should have said...
Why do some people have Transformers or pictures of the doll from Saw as their avatar? Because they want to.
I stand corrected. So very sorry! How can I expect to be taken seriously here without properly formatting my messages?

And so I don't leave Spaceboy out, I'll translate for him, too:

WHYYYYYY DO SUM PEOPLE HAVE A TRANNYFORMER OR PICCYS OF THAT DOLLY AS THERE PICCY?????????????? BCUZ IT FLOOOATS THEIR BOATTTTTTTZ! LOLZ!...?
YESSSSSSSSSSSS. VVVVVVVVVVVERY WELL SAIDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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#252 Post by stussyboy »

'She's Madonna' is AWESOME. Maybe a bit mellow for a single, but I LOVE IT.
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#253 Post by Shopper »

This is utterly brilliant ! the first robbie album i really liked..

I wonder if it will be received as well as his rock-pop oriented previous albums. Does he love PSB this much :shock:
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#254 Post by gareth »

Got a nice promo of the album today, and for those who you like to know these things..............

She's Madonna:
Programmed by Chris Lowe and Pete Gleadall

Produced by Pet Shop Boys

Mixed by Tim Weidner

Written by R.Williams, N.Tennant and C.Lowe

We're The Pet Shop Boys:

Backing vocals N.Tennant

Original production by Chris Zippel and Pet Shop Boys

Mixed by Tim Weidner

Both tracks are listed as "Robbie Williams with Pet Shop Boys"

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#255 Post by BlueSwan »

She's Madonna is a nice song, but produced like a demo. Infact, this whole project sounds like a low-budget offering, which is strange coming from one of the worlds biggest popstars.
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