Intensive Care - Robbie Williams
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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. 60
    The songs often seem over-anxious to build to show-stopping choruses. [Nov 2005, p.94]
  5. An average effort with hints of greatness.
  6. 60
    Here, he is still the anthem addict of old, but there are softer, subtler electronic textures and a real sense of reflection. [Nov 2005, p.112]
  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: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. StephanieE
    Dec 14, 2005
    THis is the greatest album ever. I have never bought a Robbie Williams album before, and I will NEVER regret buying this one.. I love it. It's a real artistic album. Great songs! Expand
  2. SandraQ
    Jan 16, 2006
    Always liked his hits, never bought, recently rec'd "Intensive Care" from a wonderful friend of mine (Thanks, Steffen! XOXO) and LOVE it! Robbie can deliver! Expand
  3. RobertaS
    Jan 23, 2007
    he is never predictable...that is this album...a great one that will remind me summer of 2006 forever =)
  4. ScottT
    Nov 11, 2005
    This is without a doubt Robbie's best album since 1998's I've been expecting you. This is mainly due to the fact the every song is above average, unlike Escapology and Sing when ....... With the opening lines "here i stand victorious, the only man who made you come" proves that robbie has'nt lost his cockyness. This abum hase many highlights including Ghosts, Tripping, make me pure, Advertising space, Please don't die, Trouble with me, sin sin sin, place to crash. this is another robbie album that will definitly deliver many classic hit sinles. Expand
  5. RockyM
    Dec 7, 2005
    'I seem to spend my life just waiting for the chorus, but the verse is never really good enough' - 'Singing for the Lonely (Sing When You're Winning). I agree with that. Songs like 'Sin Sin Sin' could've done better. And yet he always have songs on albums that really reveals the really pensive & insecure side of him like 'Please Don't Die', 'Advertising Space' (minus the random 2nd half of the chorus towards the end.), 'Love Calling Earth' & 'Better Man' (Sing When You're Winning), etc. He should seriously release these heavy & deep songs more often though. Expand
  6. jasonw
    Nov 8, 2005
    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
  7. JamieM
    Nov 3, 2005
    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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