Also doch. Robbie Williams ist ein ganz normaler Popstar. Mit „Intensive Care“ hat er seine erste echte musikalische Schaffenskrise. Und das ist gut so.

Viel wurde gemutmaßt über die Irrungen und Wirrungen im Vorfeld zur neuen Robbie Williams-Platte. Vor allem darüber, was denn sein neuer Songwriter-Partner so für einen Einfluss auf den Stil des Barden hat. Sein Name ist Stephen Duffy. Und Herr Williams hätte vielleicht gut daran getan, dessen Bewerbungsmappe mal konzentrierter zu studieren. Stephen Duffy wurde vom englischen Rolling Stone mal als „der größte Pechvogel der Popgeschichte“ beschrieben. Nicht ganz zu Unrecht: Duffy war Gründungsmitglied von Duran Duran – und verließ die Band kurz bevor sie zu einer der erfolgreichsten Pop-Bands der 80er Jahre wurden. Duffy hatte im Jahre 1982 Besuch von einer kleinen blonden Popgöre namens Madonna – und schickte sie nach Hause nachdem sie ihn bat, Songs für sie zu schreiben. Seitdem kooperierte Duffy mit Popstar-Größen wie Leonard Cohen und Nigel Kennedy (!). Nachdem sich Robbie mit Guy Chambers zerstritt und hörte, dass der dufte Duffy arbeitssuchend sei, lag also nichts näher, als den glücklosen Liedermacher zu engagieren.

Das Ergebnis ist „Intensive Care“. Ein Album das plätschert anstatt zu klatschen. Und dabei geht es eigentlich recht gut los: „Ghosts“ ist ein 80s angehauchtes Popoperretchen mit einem glockenklaren Robbie Williams und sogar so etwas wie einer Hook-Line. Nach dem bereits bekannten „Trippin“ (funktioniert sogar nach dem 6. Mal als Ohrwurm) und dem unaufgeregten und unaufregenden „Make Me Pure“ (erinnert noch am ehesten an Chambers) geht das gähnende Geplansche los: „Spread Your Wings“ und „Advertising Space“ langweilen konsequent und schonungslos. Auch „Sin Sin Sin“ verhöhnt den Musikfreund, und zwar derart, dass man sich bei der Abschlussnummer „King of Bloke And Bird“ schon so sehr an das musikalische Kaugummi gewöhnt hat, dass es einem fast schon wieder gefällt.

Hervorheben darf man allerdings die beiden Uptempo-Stücke „Your Gay Friend“ und A Place To Crash“. Da wird ganz ordentlich Druck ausgeübt, das kann live funktionieren, erinnert allerdings stark an die ersten Alben von Robbie Williams und bietet somit nicht wirklich Inoovation.

Insgesamt tut es gut, ein Robbie Williams-Album zu hören und als Pop-Durchschnitt zu bewerten. Die Hoffnung macht sich breit, dass die Konsumenten sich nicht anfreunden können mit dem Low-Level-Pop. Vielleicht eröffnet genau das neue Horizonte. Entweder Rob geht wirklich neue Wege, oder das Titelstück vom nächsten Album heißt „My Guy Friend“, Chambers kehrt zurück und die Hitmaschine läuft wieder.

Bewertung: 2/10

12.435 Comments

  • ??op sagt:

    Itís nearly impossible to find educated people for this subject, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

  • ????? sagt:

    Good post. I will be going through many of these issues as well..

  • ???? sagt:

    Great blog you have here.. Itís difficult to find excellent writing like yours nowadays. I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • ???? sagt:

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this matter here on your web site.

  • ?? sagt:

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back once again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  • ??????? sagt:

    You’re so interesting! I don’t suppose I’ve read something like this before. So wonderful to discover someone with genuine thoughts on this topic. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  • ??????? sagt:

    DAMAR DAMAR DAMAR

  • ???? sagt:

    You are so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read a single thing like that before. So good to find someone with some original thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • ?? sagt:

    I enjoy looking through a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  • ??op sagt:

    A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to publish more about this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but generally people do not talk about such topics. To the next! Many thanks!!

  • ???? sagt:

    Good blog post. I absolutely love this site. Thanks!

  • ??op sagt:

    Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Thank you for supplying this information.

  • ???? sagt:

    Hi there! I could have sworn Iíve visited this web site before but after going through a few of the articles I realized itís new to me. Regardless, Iím definitely pleased I found it and Iíll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • ???? sagt:

    Good article. I will be dealing with some of these issues as well..

  • ???? sagt:

    When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you are able to remove me from that service? Kudos!

  • ?? sagt:

    I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve got you bookmarked to look at new things you postÖ

  • ?? sagt:

    Hi! I could have sworn Iíve been to this web site before but after going through a few of the posts I realized itís new to me. Anyways, Iím certainly happy I came across it and Iíll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  • ?? sagt:

    Iím amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog thatís both equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something concerning this.

  • ???? sagt:

    You’re so awesome! I don’t think I have read through something like this before. So wonderful to find another person with some original thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • ?? sagt:

    Hello there, I do believe your web site might be having web browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Besides that, great blog!

  • ??????? sagt:

    I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  • ???? sagt:

    This excellent website truly has all of the information and facts I needed about this subject and didnít know who to ask.

  • ???? sagt:

    Good site you’ve got here.. Itís hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  • ??????? sagt:

    After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Cheers!

  • ??????? sagt:

    You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the best blogs on the internet. I am going to recommend this blog!

  • ??????? sagt:

    After I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  • ???? sagt:

    I need to to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you book-marked to check out new stuff you postÖ

  • Dating rules sagt:

    I visited many web sites however the audio quality for
    audio songs present at this web site is genuinely wonderful.

  • ?? ?? sagt:

    Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe this site needs far more attention. Iíll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the advice!

  • ?? sagt:

    I enjoy looking through a post that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

  • ?? sagt:

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t discuss such topics. To the next! Many thanks!!

  • ??????? sagt:

    You made some really good points there. I checked on the internet for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  • ??????? sagt:

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Thanks a lot!

  • ???? sagt:

    I love looking through an article that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

  • ?? sagt:

    I love it whenever people come together and share thoughts. Great blog, stick with it!

Leave a Reply