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Album Review

The Ego Has Landed, Robbie Williams (Capitol/EMI Records, 1999)

Rolling Stone (5/27/99, pp.63) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...packed with disco beats, Vegas flash, rock energy and hipster wit. This kid is a Seventies variety show looking for a place to happen..."

New Music Monthly (7/99, p.60) - "...a paradise for pop fans. Williams proffers a guitar-and-pomp concoction heavy on gushy arrangements....You'll surrender to him because he's the most irresistible thing you'll hear all year."

Entertainment Weekly (12/24/99, p.146) - Ranked #1 Album of the Year in "The Best of 1999" - "...takes a broad, internationalists view of pop....roguishly appealing....he's a 'true' backstreet boy."


Sing When You're Winning [ECD] *, Robbie Williams
(Capitol/EMI Records, 2000)

Q Magazine (1/01, p.94) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".

Rolling Stone (10/26/00, pp.112-4) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...An audio spectacle showcasing [both Williams' and collaborator Guy Chambers'] melodic wit and stylistic valor....the essence of power pop..."

Q Magazine (9/00, pp.94-5) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The instant he opens his mouth, out pops the can't help liking him. Amazing."

Entertainment Weekly (10/20/00, p.77) - "...A winner..." - Rating: A-

Mojo (9/00, p.107) - "...Undoubtedly his best record..."

Melody Maker (8/26/00, p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...As excellent as anyhting else released this year....a jaded, Pet Shop Boys-esque look at fame....pleasing, if lightweight, pop..."

Alternative Press (12/00, p.121) - 4 out of 5 - "...As powerful as you want, as lovely as your dreams and as subtle as the best practical joke..."