CD review: Take The Crown - Robbie Williams

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 18/11/2012
Take The Crown - Robbie Williams
Take The Crown - Robbie Williams

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TAKE THE CROWN
Robbie Williams
(Universal)

The crown prince of British pop is ageing well even if he has relied heavily upon the musical genius of others such as Guy Chambers who wrote some of Williams' breakthrough hits such as Angels and Let me Entertain You. 

The most interesting thing about his latest album is his revived creative relationship with former Take That band mate Gary Barlow.

Their co-written Candy and Different are as tunefully appealing as anything Williams has recorded.

Take The Crown has more thorns than wild olive leaves or gems but in keeping with his slightly mischievous persona, the strongest track Gospel is a lost-love anthem with a "go f*** yourself" line that could prove problematic for radio programmers.  Take that!

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