Robbie Williams Defends His Album 'Rudebox' And Confirms Plans For A Sequel

20 March 2013, 11:11

The 'Rock DJ' singer says that in some ways he feels the record was his best solo album.

Robbie Williams has defended his 2006 album 'Rudebox' and revealed he is planning to a write a spiritual sequel to the electronic inspired record.

The 'Candy' singer was heavily criticised in reviews for the album when it first came out, despite it going on to become a commercial hit, and says he still "stands by" the record today.

"I love 'Rudebox' by the way and plans are afoot to make another one," Robbie revealed in an blog post on his website this week. "It'll be ages yet, but I think it's time to do the second instalment.

"In many ways 'Rudebox' is my favourite album of mine, but it's also the album I would take the most tracks off too."

Robbie went on to explain that, although he doesn't like the album tracks 'Louise', 'Kiss Me', 'Summertime' and 'Keep On', he still enjoys the rest of the album.

"I know I've said in concert about some of my songs not being the best [but] it's panto," Robbie explained. "For the record I f*****g love 'Bodies' and I love 'Rudebox'.

"If it wasn't for the perception it would be first on my set list, it's so much fun for me to perform."

The 'Different' singer went on to reveal that he plans to move back to arena shows in the future after his upcoming stadium tour, so that he can have more choice and variety with his set list.

"After this stadium tour I'm going to move back to arenas," Robbie promised. "I loved the O2 last year and I think I could fanny about with my choice of tunes in arenas.

"In stadiums you 'have to' hit it down the middle, it's too scary not to," he added.

Check out a picture of Robbie Williams on stage at last month's BRIT Awards 2013 below (Credit: Getty):

Reports over the past month have linked Robbie to a potential spot joining his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow on The X Factor UK judging panel.

Robbie Williams is set to kick off his 'Take The Crown' stadium tour, with support from Olly Murs, on 18th June.

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