Intensive Care

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  • Summary: The British singer's latest was produced by Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It ends up that most unusual of things, a stadium rock album with a personality of its own.
  2. Hiccups aside, Intensive Care is the first album in a while on which the whole thing gives the impression that even when he misses, Robbie Williams is at least trying.
  3. It's Robbie The Rogue's least immediate album and needs several listens to get to grips with, but Intensive Care feels like Robbie has allowed himself freedom of expression, even if he doesn't always know how best to use it.
  4. Uncut
    60
    The songs often seem over-anxious to build to show-stopping choruses. [Nov 2005, p.94]
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    For all its rosy glow of nostalgia, it's essentially just another Robbie Williams album--occasionally spectacular, more frequently merely solid. [Nov 2005, p.116]
  6. An average effort with hints of greatness.
  7. Lyrically the record is less cringe inducing than 'Escapology' but Robbie has been let off the leash for a while in this respect, and while sometimes he can be funny, he needs people to tell him when he's being trite and just downright embarrassing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. RobertaS
    Jan 23, 2007
    10
    he is never predictable...that Robbie...so is this album...a great one that will remind me summer of 2006 forever =)
  2. NickeyB
    Nov 29, 2005
    10
    I've watch the boy deliver, and he keeps on delivering. He is brilliant and the lyrics, full of heart & soul. Well done Rob!
  3. YB
    Jan 6, 2006
    10
    This beautiful album! When Robbe Sing, any song becomes unique.
  4. jasonw
    Nov 8, 2005
    8
    If you liked Robbie in the beginning, this could be the one to bring you back after the appalling Escapology. The tunes take a few spins to If you liked Robbie in the beginning, this could be the one to bring you back after the appalling Escapology. The tunes take a few spins to sink in, but they reveal themselves in deeper ways than past efforts. He may not be as cheeky, but he's more reflective and shows personal growth. This CD doesn't deserve a 10, but it definitely isn't below a 6 either. Expand
  5. killaBen
    Jan 9, 2006
    8
    I'm not sure about this album. Although I think Rob's music is classy, I'd like to hear some more experimental stuff. High I'm not sure about this album. Although I think Rob's music is classy, I'd like to hear some more experimental stuff. High points are the bridge of 'Please don't die' and the song, 'My gay friend'. I'm sure this album would sound cool after you tax one, though. There is a wounderfully subtle production value. Expand
  6. AbishekJ
    Nov 10, 2005
    7
    This is no classic Robbie Williams Album, my honest rating would be 6.5, but i rounded up to be nice.. Honestly for everyonewho thinks this This is no classic Robbie Williams Album, my honest rating would be 6.5, but i rounded up to be nice.. Honestly for everyonewho thinks this is below the mark, i've noticed that both Intensive care and Escapology need multiple listens for the songs to catch on, unlike robbie's early work... here's what i did i listened to the individual songs on repeat for ages and rather than get sick of them, they caught on... its a good effort, when i expect great. Expand
  7. JamieM
    Nov 3, 2005
    0
    Robbie Williams is an idiot and this album is TERRIBLE! Tripping is most probably the worst song recorded this decade. Older stuff is good. Robbie Williams is an idiot and this album is TERRIBLE! Tripping is most probably the worst song recorded this decade. Older stuff is good. But this guy it totally stuck in the 80's. Expand

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