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ONE STAR RATING RIPOSTE,
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This review is from: Swings Both Ways (Audio CD)
It is true this release is less swing and possesses more of a Robbie ring. Also the quality of this second swing album is not as high nor as engaging as the last. I have however given it five stars for three reasons. Firstly there are a couple of really beautiful tracks on here with lovely melodies and heart rending lyrics, neither of which are being released as singles. Secondly if you buy a Robbie Williams album after all this time you have a pretty good idea of what to expect and in this sense it doesn't disappoint at all. Thirdly, if you take a look at the one star reviews you'll note only two are written with any form of balance by individuals who have enjoyed his previous work. The rest are written by the `marmite' crowd of Robbie haters who typically used words such as `crap', `gash,' and `pap.' It gives one cause to wonder several things. Firstly, why buy the album in the first place if they expect to be so thoroughly disappointed? Two, for individuals who so often claim that anyone who appreciates what Mr Williams does must need their heads examined, their ability to critique in any insightful way that demonstrates an understanding of music is sadly lacking. Indeed the final one star review is from a gentleman that seems to think he's heard this album in French and complains purely for the reason that he can't understand it because he doesn't speak French. What?!!! No I don't get it either. So my third reason for giving five stars is to balance out some of the partially literate crappy gash pap that some have deigned to be a useful review. There is little evidence to suggest most of them even listened to the album, lest much bought it. If you like Robbie, you'll enjoy this.