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Its all over the web and the newspapers today that Robbie Williams has bottled out of a chart showdown with Justin Timberlake...



The prince of pop (oh dear) has delayed his new album release - called 1974 - so it won't go head-to-head with Justin's latest, FutureSex: Love Sounds. Both cds were due out on Sept 11th, but now Robbie has held his back until the beginning of October...

It's a surprise move by Robbie as rumour has it, it's his best and most experimental album to date. Its got to be better than Intensive Care, which I have to admit has slowly grown on me, but is still no classic...

1974 will be preceded by a single called Rudebox in September followed by Lovelight - a ballad that will come out just in time for the Christmas charts. He apparently has also recorded two rap-style tracks called The 80s and The 90s about his days in Take That... and I read here that there is a pet shop boys collab called She's Madonna and a cover of the Robert Friend track We Are The Pet Shop Boys. Plus i remember reading that the album will also contain a cover of Stephen Duffy's Kiss Me and Human League's Louise...

With Pet Shop Boys production and great sounding tracks (though the proof of the pudding, etc) i think its a shame that Robbie is backing off from a chart throwdown with Justin (who you know i love all of a sudden...)... September is going to be a GREAT month for new music :)

thanks to the sun for reporting this :)

4 Comments:

  1. Poster Girl said...
    I think I heard that the version of Rudebox I heard was a remix (it didn't sound like there was much of Robbie in it), though maybe it wasn't; is there a regular version out there yet?
    J'ason D'luv said...
    My Robot Friend, not Robert Friend, doll... are you trying to catch up to me with typos?
    Martino said...
    such a crock of proverbial shit.

    as much as i don't particularly like Mister Williams (the ego has indeed landed) I think that anything that Pet Shop Boys produce is going to be amazing...

    and shiver-me-timberlake, really isn't all that he cracks up to be, he's just had some clever promotion this time round, when they album comes it people just wont understand it.

    sexyback sounds like it is an old black woman singing it, and we all know that Justin is no JC and nothing he does will ever compare to the majesty of Schizophrenic.

    Hmph!
    Paul said...
    poster girl - i haven't heard rudebox in any way shape or form yet, but i am pretty sure it will be all over the blogs when it does come out...
    j'ason - oops. i knew it was my robot friend (i even typed robert again then!) - too many tia marias with dinner ;)
    martino - as much as i loved La Chasez doing Blowing ME Up, Some Girls and the excellent All Day Long...his I'm Not Sleeping Alone could have been sung by anyone and is a little boring. I am expecting much more from the rest of his second album :)

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