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      15.10.2009 13:59
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      Mr Music Man Robbie Williams, a crooner, a rocker and a bit Hip Hop (occasionally)

      I am a huge fan of Robbie and it was great to see him back on TV on Sunday on X factor ( I only watched the show to see him.) I have been to 4 of his concerts, two at Milton Keynes, one at Knebworth and one in Barcelona. Of the four concerts my favourite was the Barcelona concert, because it was in a stadium and we were sat reasonable close and I could actually see him without the need for screens or binoculars. The atmosphere was better at the outdoor gigs, but the fact that I could see him was wonderful. He is absolutley brilliant live. He just keeps going every minute that he is on stage and when he comes on stage I just go all screamy and stupid (even though I was in my 40s). If he tours again I will go and see him again. I have all his CDs and also the Swing DVD which was brilliant. Yes there are songs of his that I don't like, but they are in the minority. I have to agree that I was not as keen on his Rude Box CD as I was on the other CDs and it is this CD that contains some of the songs I don't really like, for example Rude Box. This is not what his is best at and I think he realises this and that is why his new CD will be going more back to his roots. For me the best album is Sing While your winning. I love the new single and find that the more I listen the more it grows on me. I think that he performed well on Sunday night considering that this was his first live performance for about 2 or 3 years and despite the props going wrong. Some mentally defective critics said that his was not even as good as the contestants, but that is just tosh as I think that his presence on stage is just awesome. He is not just a singer, but an entertainer who knows how to work the crowd and includes them in his performance. I am torn as to whether I would like to see Robbie back with Take That. I think it would be mentally good for him as it would finally heal the breach and bring them all back together. I also think that it would be good for the group, but I don't think that he needs to do it to boost his career or popularity. He already has his fans love and will attract new fans in his solo career. If he does get back with Take That and they tour I would go and see them. Welcome back Robbie and I hope that the record and album goes to number one.

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        22.09.2009 18:03
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        Love him or loathe him - I'm a bit of both!

        OK, we all know who Robbie is, so I'm not writing his biography. Having been (and still am) a massive Take That fan I have mixed feelings about the Robster. On the one hand he has made some amazing songs, (I'll gloss over Rudebox), he's good looking, certainly has stage presence and he's got buckets of charisma. I quite like him. On the other, well he can just be a bit of an idiot can't he? The 'poor me', my life is so awful, wish I wasn't famous stuff, is boring and I suspect, done for effect. I don't believe he hated his time in Take That as much as he claims and I really believe that, had the boys come back and flopped, that he would have gloated big-style. As it was they were super succesfful, he'd lost a bit of sparkle, and the tables were turned. As a major TT fan, I thought the comments made after the split (and right up to 2005) were pretty uncalled for. His new song is OK, not a classic and I just hope Rob and the lads can get along and we can stop hearing all this nonsense about them getting back together. Never gonna happen and I wouldn't really want it to - unless it's a one-off for charity.

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          19.05.2009 19:45
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          Love the guy deserves to be where he is

          Yes I was a take that fan however, i never really liked Robbie that much until he went solo. I guess like a lot of people it was Angels that made me stop what I was doing to give my full attention to the radio. This is the song that made me fall in love with Robbie and I mean in love with Robbie. Everyone who knows me knows I absolutely adore the man, everything about him. I have all his albums and love each one of them. My favourite has to be sing when your winning I just love this album. My favourite song of all time is better man. He is just so original and covers a lot of genres I think everyone likes at least one Robbie song. My parents, brother, sister, boyfriend and friends all take the mick but they all like at least one of his songs and I have even caught my brother watching one of his concerts. He is just an all round entertainer, great sense of humour and great to look at. Fantastic energy! I went to see him in Milton keynes for his close encounter tour. It was amazing so much fun, so entertaining. I took my best friend who is not a Robbie fan and she loved it she just couldn't get over the whole thing, the atmosphere and way he made the crowd laugh. It was fantastic wish I had done it years ago. Will always love him no matter what the press print about him, he seems to have dropped off the radar lately but I can't blame him!

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            20.11.2008 19:58

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            what a man

            Well i can tell you straight off this will only ever be a raving review. I was 7-8 years old when robbie first entered my life as a cheeky lad in TT, and now 15 years later the guy still is a mojor part of my life (well ok not 'HIM' but his music does anyway. robbies music is of a wide range of spectrums. He does soulful ballads, swing, rock, pop and some funk too, even dance music!so thier really is something for every1 when it comes to robbie williams music. My poor hubby has to put up with robbie music in the car, on my phone and in the house as well as his picture in my kitchen. Hubby is in the raf and when he went away i purchased a signed postcard by robbie the price was £22 at a charity auction, but im sure my hubby will make me pay for it for life!! Robbie is a wonderful music artist, its what hes best known for and what he will be remembered for, for life!! LONG LIVE ROBBIE WILLIAMS

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            22.05.2002 01:35
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            Robbie Williams is a truly remarkable person. I am a huge fan of his, and its not just because of his music. He is an inspiration to many young people. He was in Take that for a while and made it big. After leaving he was lost so then turned to drugs and Alchahol. Many young people can identify with this, substituting happiness with drugs. Robbie relised he had a problem and went to rehab and overcame the problem, i truly admire him for this and young people and older people alike should look up to him. His music is also really good, he is a very talented young man and has produced several great albums and has been very brave in trying to recreate the magic of some of the ratpack's old classics, i have to admit he is brave and not afraid to try something new. There was recently a documentry about Robbie on the telly (Nobody Someday) this showed his inner most feelings. He revealed that he is not entierly happy preforming, and i must admit he doese it very well considering he doesnt enjoy it, imagine having to do something you dont like over and over again! He aslo expressed his feelings about his Gran, he really loved her and wrote a song about her, this shows he is a caring person. During the documentry we had an insite to Robbies daily life, he has to do ordinary things just like us and they arn't allways easy for him. He wanted to play football with some friends and had to plan it weeks in advance. They had to book the grounds and send lots of security about to check safety. After all this photographers still turned up after 20 minuites. I think he handles it all very well. Occaisionaly he is a nasty piece of work but this happens very rarely considering everything he goes through, and he included it on the documentry wich shows that he is a real person and not putting on a false impression to the public. Robbie still manages to find time to do charity work in the middle of it all. He auctions alot of his property and doese vario us other fund raising events. All in all i really admire him, but can see why some people dont really like him and think he is big headed, but he has a talent so why not flaunt it? And he isn't all bad, i hope youll see that after reading this report. And on top of all that he is absouloutly drop dead gorgeous!!!!

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              28.04.2002 23:30

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              I am Confident that Robbie Williams wont be Best Male next year because WILLIAM YOUNG is now the best!. I hate Robbie Williams to be honest and the worst Artist probably. i dont know why I dont really like his Music. I didnt like Rock DJ and his other Tracks. But I think William young is much better and William young will pick up the Award for Best Male next year. So Watch out Robbie William Youngs about! I dont like his Music. I dont like Robbie Williams I done like his voice

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              29.03.2002 23:11
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              We all know that Robbie is a bit of a lad with the women but can you blame the guy, you only live once and life should be enjoyed to the full. He is often called crazy or that he is on the verge of a breakdown. The latest headline was “Robbie Williams becomes a Priest”, how I laughed. Personally I think he is the master of getting publicity as in his affair with Geri Halliwell. I mean if you were in Robbies shoes would you pick a scrawny slapper like Geri, I think not!!…….. I think the song that made Robbie a big solo success was “Angels”, what a great song. Personally I don’t think he has ever bettered that song but other songs that have come close are Eternity, Strong and No Regrets. I would like to hear which of his songs are your favourites and if you want please tell me why……… He has also sang duets with a few people including Tom Jones but my favourite duet of his has to be the one with Nicole Kidman. That being the old romantic song “Something Stupid”, nothing stupid with Robbie for picking that fab redhead Nicole to sing with. The song went to Number 1 and Robbie was linked romantically with Nicole but then he gets linked with most women he is seen with…… He has had a few albums out including the last one with the older songs by other artists. I didn’t really like that album which was called “Swing while we are Singing”. Out of all his albums I still prefer the older album called “The Ego Has Landed”……………. Another thing that makes Robbie such a great singer are his live concerts. I have watched a few of his concerts on the box and only one person I know is better and that was the late great Freddy Mercury. Give Robbie a live audience and you see an artist at work. He has the audience in a spell and when he sings “Let me entertain you”, he most certainly does……………… So what it is it that makes him better than the other members he shared a band with. He is a sales…… Anyway back to Robbie and what will become of him. I know for a fact loads of women on the Anyway I have a real admiration for Robbie Williams, I would have to say he is my favourite artist and I just thought I would sign off with an opinion on him. Have to say this Angel has No Regrets for anything I have ever done in the 10 months I have been on Dooyoo…………. I

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                15.03.2002 18:38

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                He is loved and liked by a wide variety of people,old and young, malesand females - Advantages: He's Extremely good lookin!, He CAN sing!, That cheeky smile! - Disadvantages: Is there any?!

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                12.12.2001 00:50

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                Come on! What's with this "i'm trying to be Sinatra" business! Get a grip and stick to what your'e good at! Don't get me wrong, I love Robbie Williams, that's the old Robbie! I've seen him live twice, the 1st time at Glastonbury 97 (he's first live gig to an adult audience!) or as Robbie put is "the one's who had reached puberty!". and this Summer at Milton Keynes. Both shows fantastic and proved to me that he is the showman that everybody loves! But now, what is all this duetting with Nicole Kidman! Your'e famous enough, Nicole is a monotonous singer and it always was a stupid and rubbish song and still is!! And now a whole album of this pap - i know we like our idols to go through changes and not stick to the same stuff all the time! But come on! At least do it with some style and some originality! You are fast becoming the Daniel O'Donnell for the youngsters! Not impressed Mr Williams!!

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                20.11.2001 04:05
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                On Saturday the 17th November 2001 I was glued to my TV screen amazed at a stunning performance!!! In a one off special at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Robbie Williams performed hits from musical heroes such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davies Jr and Dean martin. I have admired Robbie's success as he has grown from strength to strength since leaving take that as a solo artist his songs have been chart toppers. Then he shows us another side to his ever-growing talent. This was a stunning and entertaining performance, He had the audience eating out of his hand and I am sure not many dry eyes (or knickers) in the house either. He deserves credit for attempting to perform such songs from never forgotten artist but he deserves more credit to having been able to carry this off so well. Ending the night with tears in 'His' eyes and genuine too! Touched many hearts "hats off too you Robbie" But I did like the hat you wore wink wink "excellent"

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                  18.11.2001 18:26
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                  I'm going to write two opinions (both mine!) on "Robbie in general" as they will probably, in fact, almost definitely contradict each other and putting them together will look even more stupid than having two completely opposing opinions right next to each other on the list of "Opinions 0rangeb has written". Anyway, enough of the waffle, this particular opinion is about Robbie Williams trying to be Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin etc. "Trying" being the operative word. I am a great fan of Robbie, which is odd as I don't usually go for the "my ego is larger than the universe" type. But there is a certain something about him which makes me like him. Being such a big fan, I was expecting to be pretty biased about his Frank-style album (which I have not yet heard) even if it was pretty bad (I will write an opinion on this when I can get my hands on it!). Last night I watched "One Night with Robbie Williams" and to be honest with you, I don't see how, even if you are as biased as me, you could possibly think that he sounds anything less than offensive. He prances around singing these old Sinatra tunes (which I am very fond of!) and just completely spoils them. For a start he sounds nothing like Sinatra, a man who had many years of experience and had managed to acquire a purely marvellous voice. Robbie is far too high and he doesn't sound masculine enough singing it. The other thing that makes him so abominable to listen to, and particularly to watch, is his odious arrogance. He thinks he sounds fantastic and that he is just the best, there is no sense of what many people may think before they impersonate somebody (I know I do at least!) "oh dear I hope I'm okay I'm really not good enough to do this I hope I don't offend anybody" etc etc. The fact he has gone on to make an album, a whole album of his hideous impersonations, just shows how much he does think of hims elf. He's not just paying tribute, he is trying to be all his heroes rolled into one. Robbie's problem, is that he is very good at what he does. He is very good at writing music (although I'm sure his "writing partner" Guy Chambers does the majority of it) and he is very good at singing and entertaining. Unfortunately, the "singing" part only applies to his own material. He has had so much success that his ego has inflated so much that it is currently dominating his whole body and he has the unfaltering sense that he can do anything. I think he's taken one step too far. How he can even compare himself to Frank Sinatra I have no idea. The most insulting song of the whole evening was when he sung "When I was 17" with Frank! Yes WITH him. Robbie sung the verses for 17 and 21 and Sinatra did the rest. This comparison did not do him any good I hasten to add, oh no if anything it just emphasised what Sinatra was and what Robbie isn't. Ironically, the best song by far was "I will talk and Hollywood will listen", this is Robbie's own material and it just shows that he is very good at what he does, and the best way to do this if he really wants to, is to write his own stuff in swing-style. It does work for him, he can set his own pitch and develop a style, which is why Sinatra and Martin etc were so good, they weren't copying people, they were being original. Robbie is a good singer and all round entertainer, but I personally find it insulting and offensive that he can consider himself to be halfway near good enough to not only impersonate the glorious Frank Sinatra, but to put his voice on the same record as him as well. Robbie, to be quite frank with you, you are not Frank and by the sounds of this, you never will be.

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                    15.10.2001 20:47

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                    He started in a boy band and now is respected musically, that deserves some credit!!! - Advantages: He's good singer, funny - Disadvantages: "Fat dancer" qoute from the gallacher brothers, Arroggant

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                    31.07.2001 05:13
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                    I don't quite understand why people hate him so much. The guy can be arrogant in many ways, but I think he deserves to be, simply because he writes some excellent tunes. He left Take That and since then has been magical, I have heard all of his songs, and I cant remember many that I didnt like. With support from his good friend Guy Chambers, the lyrics are superb. The guy can sing a shopping list and sound amazing. If you have ever seen him live in concert, you will understand why he sells out in double quick time. He is an entertainer, and his live shows give more than just music. It is my personal opinion that this makes him one of the best musicians in the country, and I think anyone who goes to see him live and doesnt already love the guy, will change their minds. Angels was a phenomonononon, it is a beautiful song. I dont say that about many artists (apart from Tom McRae). Its a song that soothes the mind and really gets crowds going, if you dont sing along to that song, you shouldnt be listening to music. His new song Road to Mandalay off his latest album Sing When Your Winning is a typical Robbie tune. Very catchy, very funky, and you cant help but love the buh buh buh bit. Awesome. So please, try and look beyond the person behind the music, and see him for the talent he really is. Magician with a microphone.

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                      24.07.2001 14:18
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                      • "Not to mention that he can't sng."

                      Robbie Williams has recentely been storming the charts with songs like 'Let me entertain you', 'The Kids', 'Rock DJ', 'Angel' etc. But, please can somebody in the Dooyoo world help me out with a few little niggles in my mind? - Robbie Williams cannot sing. Remember that collaboration with Tom Jones? Just proves how you take one good singer and completely humiliate the other one by getting them to do a duet. Even some of the 'Popstars' contestants were better than Robbie. - The songs are rubbish. "I just wanna rock. DJ." Hot lyrics man. Not exactly Eminem and Limp Bizkit promising to slash your ass with a chainsaw. Nope, just bland, 'flavour-of-the-moment' pop, like Madonna. Robbie just changes his style every 6 months to keep up with what's hot in the world. This sells records. But look at a band like Radiohead. They change their style because they feel like it, not because R&B is the flavour of the moment, or they think that everybody is in the right mind for a happy-clappy Abba remix. - Cheeky chappy. Many people find his appeal the 'cheeky chappiness' of him. More like he can be a smug git because he has got more money than talent. - Take That! Need I say more. A tacky, mass-produced boy band doing Bee Gees rip off songs. Hey, Gary Barlow! Your still cool! How about, my main man, in da ville, Jason Orange? Take That everybody. So, in conclusion: I don't like Robbie Williams. No, actually I HATE Robbie Williams. But in the end, it's your call. You call the shots, you buy the CD's, you download the MP3's. So, if you feel like buying industrially-produced crap/pop that sounds more like a digitised version of a 3ft long dog excrement, then that's fine buy me. Remember, you call the shots. Meanwhile, you'll locate me, inside a cave, with my computer and my CD collection, reviewing CD's worthy of eartime.

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                        23.07.2001 00:47
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                        Robbie Williams started off life in the boyband 'Take That', who enjoyed a string of #1's between 1993 and 1996. Millions of teenage girls everywhere over the country had pictures of Robbie (in those days somewhat more clean-cut than he is at the moment),Howard, Jason and Mark on their walls. Poor Gary was usually reduced to being covered up by Tipp-ex or a picture of Marky Mark. When Williams left the band, he went on a downward spiral, and many tabloids printed pictures of him looking rather worse for wear. He later said that his addiction to naughty substances was rife during this period. Whilst he was doing on the wrong side of the tracks, his old band continued to have success, until they finally split following the 'How Deep Is Your Love?' single, which also topped the charts. Many thought that it would be Gary Barlow who would go on to have the most success as a solo artist. However, Williams has been much more successful than Barlow, or Mark Owen who also tried to launch a solo career (10 points for anyone who can name 'the cute one's debut...). Despite getting off to a slow start in his solo career with the cover of George Michael's 'Freedom', it wasn't as bad a start as many had thought it would be, and most ex-teenybop stars would kill for a #2 to begin their lone efforts. (Stephen Gateley, anyone?). His career peaked with the 'classic' 'Angels', a gentle ballad, which he apparently co-wrote. However, in terms of creative output, his career had peaked, even if he went on to greater success in sales terms. His first #1 was the lamentable 'Millenium', complete with its James Bond riff and video. Many thought that this showed his comical side, and he started being respected as an artist in his own right, out of the shadow of the days with Barlow et al. The quality of songs that Williams has released reached a new low with 'R ock DJ', a song so amazingly bad that it makes those radio jingles for conservatories sound like the work of Mozart. Shockingly, it became his most successful single, and was one of the biggest sellers of 2000. Other offerings such as 'Let Love Be Your Energy', and the new ballad 'Eternity' are equally dull. If such offerings were sung by anyone else, they wouldn't be touched with bargepoles by record companies and radio stations. However, as it is, a record of Mr Williams yawning would probably sell by the bucketload, cos Mr Williams is so popular with 'the kids'. In terms of vocal talent, he isn't bad, but is hardly Andrea Bocelli (although it would be much funnier if he were). Having been successful in the UK, his success has failed to transfer to the USA, even though the press made a lot of his 'breakthrough' into the Billboard Top 100. I think without media backing in this country, his career wouldn't have got off the ground in the first place. I also think that any media backlash (which will happen at some point, I'm sure) will start the end of his career. Hopefully, his future releases will be significantly better than what he has done in the past. Either way, they're unlikely to be quite as funny as a duet with Jason Orange would be. Now that would be something...

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