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  • Summary: The former Take That singer releases his latest solo album produced by Trevor Horn.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. While this new Reality contains fewer knockout potential hits than past efforts, it does boast the two strongest soul-flecked tracks of Williams career. [20 Nov 1009, p.87]
  2. By agreeing instead to compromise he's actually found both the quality and integrity he so desires and an album of songs which by anyone's definition sounds like a return to form.
  3. The end result may not be enough to convince America it's missing out, but expect this album to bring the already-converted back onboard in droves.
  4. 60
    A gift for deadpan couplets alone can't quite elevate him to [Rufas Wainwright or Pet Shop Boys'] league, [but] this album offer signs that, if he want to, Robbie might escape the neurosis of celebrity and mature into a genuinely witty songwriter. [Dec 2009, p.121]
  5. Millennial ‘It’ Boy gets the horn on eighth album.
  6. 60
    Reality Killed The Video Star - produced, as the title suggests, by Trevor Horn - offers more than a glimmer of hope. [Dec 2009, p. 94]
  7. The whole album lacks focus. Williams jumps around from big band to Pet Shop Boys electro to piano ballads to easy rocking. The one common thread is overproduction.

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  1. Dec 27, 2013
    10
    A brilliant singer-songwriter and an amazing album. A very talented Artist, and I highly recommend this album to anyone. One of myA brilliant singer-songwriter and an amazing album. A very talented Artist, and I highly recommend this album to anyone. One of my favourites by him. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    4
    At some parts Robbie shows that he is a good singer-songwriter, but most of the time this album is rubbish. While hearing "Won't Do That" IAt some parts Robbie shows that he is a good singer-songwriter, but most of the time this album is rubbish. While hearing "Won't Do That" I actually wanted to smash my head against the desk - this song is terribly bad. He obviously became too old to make good music. Sometimes his talent peeks through, but it's better to skip this release of him. Expand