The Ego has landed by Robbie Williams
Along with Liam Gallagher of Oasis, he is the undisputed enfant terrible of the current British pop/rock scene. Robbie Williams is a star. He`s been a star in native England for many years now, first as a member of one of the earliest boy bands, `Take That` and later, as a solo star. And currently, he`s wowing them across the Atlantic. In America, Williams gets free publicity plugs from MTV VJ Carson Daley who constantly describes him as the best pop musician of this era.
Little wonder then, that his star is shining bright.Gary Barlow and the other boys from `Take That` haven`t made it quite so big in their individual careers. Robbie Williams with his Billy Idol sneer, and his disregard for convention is the anti-establishment star. So how is his music?`The Ego has Landed` is quite a good album. Williams` voice is nothing to write home about, but there is a definite evolution from the dance hall days of `Take That`. This is a mature effort and the tracks are refreshing. `She`s the One`, No Regrets` are standout tracks. `Millennium` with its tongue-in-cheek take off on James Bond is fairly good. `Angels` is one of the most haunting tracks in recent times.
Rating: Robbie has charisma. He`s cute, has magnetic stage presence and oh, all right, makes good music. I`m not sure Carson Daley is completely right, but do yourself a favour. Massage Robbie`s ego and bank balance and buy this album; it`s actually pretty good.