Top positive review
on 19 May 2017
A remarkably good album from Robbie with a maturer sound. I'd always considered Sing When You're Winning, with it's joyous first half and serious second half, as his best and I've liked him since seeing him live in 1998. Escapology came somewhere close behind as the second. He then went off the boil for me and I ended up buying Rudebox and this album without the real heart to sit and listen. I was a long time but I decided to give this album a go and now wish I'd done so years earlier.
The songs are solid and strong without ever sounding they're 'trying to be Robbie', something for me that Intensive Care and Rudebox failed in, and the production is tremendous. Highly recommended. If you'd given up on Robbie after his do-no-wrong golden era of the early 2000's, definitely get this album.