Robbie's return

Music review

Robbie Williams has come a long way since the time he was a part of the boy band, Take That.

He has carved a niche for himself and come out with a dud or two like the album, Rude Box.

Swing Both Ways is his 10th studio album. It is a follow-up to his 2001 album Swing When You’re Winning.

As it was with the first album of swing, this will also contain a mixture of new songs and cover versions of classic tracks.

He has some big names like Michael Buble, Lily Allen and Kelly Clarkson as collaborators.

The opening track “Shine My Shoes” is a big band track with trumpets and a brass band.

“Go Gentle” is a track for a dad with little girls, advising them not to get into trouble.
 “I Wanna Be Like You” is a classic Disney hit and features Olly Murs. It is a fun, light-hearted song.

“Swing Supreme” is actually Robbie’s third version of the song, only this time in a big band format.

In “Swings Both Ways”, Robbie partners with Rufus Wainwright in a tongue-in-cheek song.

“Dream A Little Dream” features Lily Allen in a classy and romantic love song.
  
“Soda Pop” featuring Michael Buble is a fun song with jazzy piano and trumpets.

 “Snowblind” is an average ballad about love.

“Puttin On The Ritz” is another big jazz number with foot-tapping swing and extended musical interludes.

“Little Green Apples” is an interesting collaboration with Kelly Clarkson, a popular female vocalist.

Robbie sings in a swing vocal style on “Minnie the Moocher”, supported by backing vocalist.

“If I Only Had a Brain” is a song from the all-time popular Wizard of Oz. Robbie shows his vocal prowess on this sweet sentimental song.

On “No One Likes A Fat Popstar”, he is backed by an operatic choir. Robbie indeed swings in style.

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