The former Take That star is back with a brand new album – but what have critics been saying about it?
Digital Spy: *** “But the problem is, it’s all over the place. He hurtles through different styles of music, making sure to tick all the boxes.”
The Upcoming: *** “The Heavy Entertainment Show screams for attention, falling short of the impression it is dying to give.”
The Guardian: *** “The tunes that could only come from Williams make this record entertaining if a little groan-worthy.”
The Independent: ** “Listening to The Heavy Entertainment Show is a bit like watching EastEnders – a constant barrage of snarling, strutting chippiness passed off as authentic British geezerism.”
NME: **** “There’s still no other British pop star quite as entertaining and unpredictable.”
Renowned for Sound: ** “Heavy Entertainment Show is an unfortunate situation where too little focus means the downfall of the entire package.”
Drownedinsound.com: “the feeling that nothing here belongs to Robbie Williams, that he’s officially completely interchangeable, that he’s become trapped in a maze of his own making, and all of the noise seems so very quiet now.”
The Telegraph: *** “At least half of The Heavy Entertainment Show is made up of amusing dance tracks that never quite hit the spot.”
Evening Standard: **** “It’s big, brash and with a roll call of collaborators who can just about contain his wayward personality.”
The Times: ** “The thing that makes some pop stars great is also the thing that makes them grate, and so it is with Robbie Williams.”
The Daily Mail: *** “His outlook is at odds with current stark, futuristic trends, but Robbie is unapologetic about returning to what he does best.”
All Music: **** “Eleven albums in and he’s still one of the most likable acts around, truly one of a kind.”
The Heavy Entertainment Show is available to buy and download through Amazon now.