The Heavy Entertainment Show ★★★ Columbia
He was once one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, but Robbie Williams’s output in recent years has been less than prosperous; even a return to his “swing” shtick with 2013’s Swing Both Ways failed to reignite his career to “glory days” levels. Yet while the days of Angels,
Millennium and Rock DJ may be only visible in the rear-view mirror, the good news for fans is that Williams’s 11th album is his most well-rounded in years. And that’s despite clunky, bullish lead single Party Like a Russian.
For one, he’s brought out the big guns this time; Ed Sheeran, Rufus Wainwright, John Grant and The Killers all feature in the writing