Reality Killed the Video Star marks Robbie Williamsâ€™ return to the pop world after his long exile. Robbie took a break from music following his commercial flop “Rudebox”. This album finds him working alongside producer Trevor Horn and the pairing works quite well.Â There are quite a few singles which could be taken from this album.
We all know about his first single from this album, “Bodies”, which entered the UK singles chart at number 2, selling 89,000 copies in its first week (his biggest first week sales since Rock DJ). His second single will be “You Know Me”, surprisingly released on December 14th, which seems quite far away from now, stupidly I think he is trying to go up against the winner of X Factor for the Christmas number 1 spot (I say stupidly because I don’t think the quality of single could ever be more popular than the buying power of the X Factor masses).
To be honest I’m not sure how this album rates compared to previous Robbie releases since i’m not enough of a fan to have listened through each of his past 7 albums. However, the general consensus amongst the critics is that this is his best album since “Let Me Entertain You”, and I have to admit, that album was pretty good.
01. Morning Sun (04:05) *
02. Bodies (04:01) *
03. You Know Me (04:27) *
04. Blasphemy (04:18)
05. Do You Mind? (04:06)
06. Last Days of Disco (04:50) *
07. Somewhere (01:01)
08. Deceptacon (05:01)
09. Starstruck (05:21)
10. Difficult for Weirdos (04:29) *
11. Won’t Do That 03:38
12. Superblind 04:46
13. Morning Sun (Reprise) 01:19
Robbie Williams – You Know Me
Robbie Williams – Morning Sun
Robbie Williams – Difficult For Weirdos
Robbie Williams – Last Days of Disco