Intensive Care - Robbie Williams
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Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: The British singer's latest was produced by Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy.
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  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. Dec 1, 2012
    5
    The lyrics got slightly worse from every album he made, still 'Intensive Care' is one of his most entertaining releases. Songs like "Sin Sin Sin", "Tripping" or "Advertising Space" are really cool stuff and some of his best work. However, this album doesn't seem to have much work in it, notwithstanding the three year pause after 'Escapology'. It's nice to hear sometimes but all in all it's only mediocre. Expand

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