🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Robbie Williams

Yeah, I voted 1 as well. Knows a hit single (I’m quite fond of She’s the One), but too smug and corny.

Giving him a 2 for how good he was on the Adam Buxton podcast.

This is my point of view and is no reflection on anyone that does like him okay.
Absolute shite musically and as a person.
Just a horrible load of crap, 90s British lad culture and bravado distilled and shaped into a mediocre singer.
Absolute shit head.

First 2 albums stand up as great pop music. Life through a lens is exceptional - felt like it channeled all the fun bits of Britpop.

Obvs he’s been super patchy for a very long time but gets a 3 from me for the early highs.

Saw him at the o2 a few years back for in-law reasons and by some distance the worst sounding gig I’ve ever heard. Mind-boggling bad.

I like the fuzzier early Oasis stuff too. Was just making a point that, to my ears, there’s not much difference between Angels and Don’t Look Back in Anger, Champagne Supernova or Sonnet.

An endearingly naff bloke.

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He was actually a better singer when he was in Take That but then adopted a twang to his voice cause Oasis were popular I guess.

who fucking next? kajagoogoo?
0/5.

Not just bad music, some of the worst music ever made

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another vote for he’s really not

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She’s The One is a lovely song tbf. And his voice sounds softer on it.

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I know he has spoken about mental health issues and drug dependency/misuse too (I think) and it does appear he has some self awareness, so I’m not in anyway disparaging him for that. It’s more about my personal bafflement at how many people are drawn to this type of personality. As a character he’s very recognisable as the preening cocky school bully, the kid who has been told he is good looking and has a bit of swagger. And the music is just awful imo.

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He’s alright. Some decent pop songs. Candy is a secret banger:

There’s something quite cheesy and naff about him that’s endearing I guess. 2/5.

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Grow up.

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Yeah, that kinda schtick sucks, but I do think at heart he’s ok. He obviously battles with managing the side of him that is Robbie Williams the performer. He wants to be the big entertainer and be loved by everyone, but he’s also obviously very self-aware and dubious of his own self-worth. I don’t doubt he’s been a dick in the past many times over, but I think he’d own that behaviour now and recognise it as such.

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who was his songwriter/sidekick. should get a mention.

1 from me either way.

(Do the rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Do the rudebox
Shake your rudebox)

OK then, back to basics
Grab your shell toes and your fat laces
A little hand clap for some funk faces
And make your body move in the following places
Goes up your back and then down your spine
And when it hits your head

OK then, back to bass-heads
Dance like you just won at the Special Olympics :grimacing:
They got the rudebox off the back of a spaceship
So sick I just had to take it
The R-U-D-E-B-O-X
Up your jacksy, split your kecks,
Sing a song of semtex
Pocket full of Durex
Body full of Mandrax
Are we gonna have sex (yes)
Do you wear your knee socks (ohh)
Back to the rudebox

Got this double fantasy
Where we just never stop
I’ve got one design
And that’s to funk you to the top
Know what’s on my mind,
It’s only one thing you will find
I got one design
And that’s to bump you till you drop

Rudebox
Do the rudebox
'Cause you so nasty
Rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Why you so nasty?
Rudebox
Do the rudebox
'Cause you so nasty
Rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Why you so nasty?

OK then, back to spaceship
Take both pills, f.uck the Matrix
Jack those Jills, shake your Playtex
Rock three stripes, not the Asics
A-D-I-D-A-S old school, 'cause it’s the best
(Yes)
TK Maxx cost less
(Yes)
Jackson looks a mess
(Bless)

OK then, what to do
If you try to jack me I’ll rudebox you
If you rudebox me I’ll rudebox your whole crew
'Cause it’s what I do
Ain’t that right boo (true)

I’ll ride with you
If you can get me to the border
'Cause the sheriff’s after me
For what I did to his daughter
I did it like this
(You did it like that)
I love it when you double clap (clap)

Got this double fantasy
Where we just never stop
I’ve got one design
And that’s to funk you to the top
Know what’s on my mind,
It’s only one thing you will find
I got one design
And that’s to bump you till you drop

Rudebox
Do the rudebox
'Cause you so nasty
Rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Why you so nasty?
Rudebox
Do the rudebox
'Cause you so nasty
Rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Why you so nasty?

OK then, check the tan line
Make your body shape
Like you’re stood on a land mine
Call me on my mobile
Not the land line
And jack the main line
At the same time

OK, this is what we do
Got a jam so fresh
It’s nice for you
OK, give me what you got
And dial 808
For the bass to drop
OK then, what’s the fracas
Grab your cardy
Your lead hat and the bus pass
You don’t sweat much
For a fat lass
Grab your rudebox
'Cause your box is righteous
OK bum, rush the show
I got high speed dubbing on my stereo
And all the tunes in the box are the cherrio
I know I told you before,
Did you hear me though

Got this double fantasy
Where we just never stop
I’ve got one design
And that’s to funk you to the top
Know what’s on my mind,
It’s only one thing you will find
I got one design
And that’s to bump you till you drop

Rudebox
Do the rudebox
'Cause you so nasty
Rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Why you so nasty?
Rudebox
Do the rudebox
'Cause you so nasty
Rudebox
Shake your rudebox
Why you so nasty?

Do the rudebox
Shake your rudebox

this guy. crazy how he could walk past you and youd not know it.

Gonna be honest, considering how other incredibly MOR pop artists were treated I’m surprised how negative this thread is.

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I should hate him but for some reason I don’t. He usually comes across well in interviews. I used to love how it would come out every now and then which would lead to some harassed looking music exec turning up the next day to stress that Robbie isn’t gay. His episode of Cribs is very funny.
I’m now not happy that I know all this about an artist I really don’t give a damn about.
And I fucking hate Angels.

But there’s enough to give him a 2.

Candy bangs

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