I am not some little kid who buys one album a year, I actually but about two or three a week. In fact I am a professional musician(albeit a classical one-opera singer!), so please take my rating seriously!
I saw Tom on the Jonathon Ross show sing International, and thought it interesting. Bought the album, and at first thought it just too odd. But perserverance has changed my mind, and now it is under my skin. I think it's the sexiest, funkiest hillarious and downright stupid album this year! The covers are excellent, the new songs great (track 2-amazing despite the silly lyrics) and beautifully produced. It just sits well in the cd player.
And lets not forget the skill Tom shows in just being able to sing this stuff. As an opera singer, I am amazed at his sheer vocal technique, especially at his age(!), his timing and musicality and spot on. It's nice to hear this stuff sung by a real weighty, meaty voice with timbre and resonance, than with a nasily pre-pubescent falsetto.
Just don't take it too seriously, stick it back in the slot, and let give it another go!!!!