By David Sneddon
The title refers to the ten years Sneddon has been a musician. The seven weeks the length of time spent in the BBC's Fame Academy. His point is that he shouldn't be judged on just those seven weeks alone. Unfortunately for him the ten years seem only to have served to build him into a rather bland, substandard Robbie Williams. This will be the perfect present for your mum with her birthday coming up or a good filler if you're waiting for the next RW album. Sneddon has none of the Williams charm and all of his lyric writing ability "You're lazy, you drive me crazy" is one such gem from 'Lazy'.
On the whole it's all nicely put together and well played but and it's to Sneddon's credit that he hasn't got a huge songwriting team behind him, just a couple of people adding input on a handful of songs, but maybe he needs someone to come and add that extra va-va-voom! I find myself praying for the disc to stop spinning and when it does there has been nothing catchy enough to lodge itself in my head as it passes my ears.