Music: Sing When You're Winning

Robbie Williams

Like the pre-Disney Elton John, Williams is blessed with the rarest of pop assets--a sense of humor. As a refugee from the English boy band Take That, Williams pretty much had to learn how to sing with his tongue in his cheek; and here, on the ridiculously camp Rock DJ and the Gloria Gaynor-needling Supreme, he proves that high-energy, danceable pop can be funny for the right reasons. When called upon (Better Man, The Road to Mandalay), he can also sell a song like a more traditional emoter, but what fun is that?

--By Josh Tyrangiel

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