A big-nose who knows...
Dizzywhore: You've always struggled mentally to comprehend music, and therefore I expected such moronic unfounded profanation spluttering from your middle-aged mouth...
But this board is overrun, layered, bursting with the most bewildering, suffocating, horrifying idiotic comments of uselessness identifying exactly why Mr. Williams appeals to your lives...
Wow! What a nice surprise to have someone know all about my musical tastes and utterly rip me on them. You've obviously done your research. Though I should point out: middle-aged? I'm 22 thank you muchly, more research needed here I think.
Also, you seem to imply further again that anyone who likes Robbie or his former band are "middle-aged hormonal women or equally confused teenagers" you seem to fail again, for I am, what would be termed, "male".
So after falling on two bits of your obviously very thought out rant, stick with me while I try and go through the rest.
I'd say he's underrated in that people still refer to him as 'the fat dancer from Take That' and seem to think that by stealing a decade-old gag from Noel Gallagher (I believe) they're qualified to write off everything he ever did after he first got naked and jellied himself up and can sit there smuggly and not really think about it.
When you ask for "some of Robbie Williams’ world-weary advice, poetic necessities and his meaningful life-changing lyrics…?" you obviously ARE missing something, as you yourself admit. You've made the fatal, and childish, mistake of thinking that everyone is only allowed to like one artist or one style and never venture out their adopted genre in fear of tainting their tastes beyond repair.
I don't listen to Robbie if I want to hear a piece of work comparable to "The Queen Is Dead", for you see I have "The Queen Is Dead" to listen to in that instance.
I listen to Robbie and Take That and Lily Allen and Britney Spears and Lady GaGa and Alphabeat and Girls Aloud (and any other pop artist you wouldn't touch for fear of an oh-so-important and oh-so-judgemental Haircut Scenester judging your taste) for fun, lightweight pop that will pass away the hours. Though it is always nice when a pop song so utterly surprisingly brilliant comes along it reminds you why you are a music fan in the first place.
Much as I like 'Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want' I don't really fancy it before hitting the town on a Friday night (- though admittedly, sometimes after: when I come home alone, and I cry and I want to die).
You judge me for being a middle-aged (incorrect) brainless music sheep (I'd like to think incorrect), when in fact I'd wager you're a pretty dull git who spends most nights out with whatever friends can still stand you rolling your eyes and standing in the corner like an Indie-Twit Martyr, simpering into your cider about the decline of music - when in fact you just haven't actually listened to anything with an open mind in a few years.
If you think I'm a fool for liking pop music, and not dismissing anything that goes Top 10 as rubbish, then I feel sorry for you. However next time you're out will you shake you arse to 'Bad Boys' when Alexandra Burke comes on? I'll bet I look better on the dancefloor.