Life Thru a Lens by Robbie Williams

Published May 8, 2022

Life Thru a Lens by Robbie Williams

Album info

  • Title Life Thru a Lens
  • Artist Robbie Williams
  • Year 1997
  • Genre Pop


  1. Lazy Days
  2. Life Thru a Lens
  3. Ego A Go Go
  4. Angels
  5. South of the Border
  6. Old Before I Die
  7. One of God’s Better People
  8. Let Me Entertain You
  9. Killing Me
  10. Clean
  11. Baby Girl Window
  12. Hello Sir (Hidden Track)


I don’t know why I’ve listened to one Robbie Williams before and it was the second one rather than his first solo effort - but hey, I’m righting that wrong now. This is such an interesting album to listen to knowing its place in time - leaving a globally successful band to go it alone is such a risk, but it’s clear Robbie wanted to spread his wings and get a bit more Britpop, a bit less traditional pop. That’s clear right from the start and carries all the way through the album (Angels, oddly, doesn’t really seem to fit on here despite being such a classic). The only thing I didn’t like about it is the hidden track - the poem itself is good and a real fingers up to rubbish teachers - but hidden tracks just don’t work in this day and age.

Rating: 4 / 5

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