Escapology

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 71
  2. Negative: 11 out of 71

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  1. KiwiJ
    Jan 21, 2004
    5
    If the plan was to break Williams in the States, recording his most British album to date probably wasn't such a great move. Whilst its radio friendly melodies should have proved popular, the typically sardonic and "humorous" lyrics simply don't travel very well, and would have left most American listeners non-plussed. Add to that the fact that too many tracks simply sound the If the plan was to break Williams in the States, recording his most British album to date probably wasn't such a great move. Whilst its radio friendly melodies should have proved popular, the typically sardonic and "humorous" lyrics simply don't travel very well, and would have left most American listeners non-plussed. Add to that the fact that too many tracks simply sound the same and you have a deeply average album. Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2012
    6
    A pretty unspectacular album. I picked out a handful of songs that are good, the rest is not really entertaining. Robbie Williams has got a good voice and he's got much better lyrics than most other pop artist have, but this album is no big deal. I enjoyed it, yet only a couple of songs are really good, as always with his work.
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It doesn't help that the best song here, "Feel," sounds like a bad Richard Ashcroft B-side; the worst is a seven-minute mariachi stomp about traveling to Las Vegas with a monkey, called "Me and My Monkey."
  2. Backed by stale songs, formulaic arrangements, and mediocre songwriting, Williams is forced to rely on his volcanic personality to bring this album across -- and despite a few strong performances, he sinks into lame self-parody time and time again.
  3. Probably the weakest Robbie Williams album to date.