If Robin Thicke needed a lesson in the consequences of disrespecting a woman’s boundaries after his controversial 2013 hit "Blurred Lines," here it is. The blue-eyed-soul singer named his new LP after his estranged wife, Paula Patton, and he spends much of it croon- ing about lost love in a weepy timbre or making bluesman appeals on hyperliteral tracks like "Get Her Back." His soft falsetto is sumptuous, but too many tracks veer into uncomfortable parody, including a self-satis- fied James Brown impression ("Living in New York"). It’s a shame about the heartbreak in Thicke’s life. It doesn’t seem to suit him in the studio, either.
- Robin Thicke
- Star Trak/Interscope
From The Archives Issue 1212: July 3, 2014
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
- Watch Neon Trees' Tyler Glenn Slam Mormon Church in New Solo Video
- Watch Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd Recreate Absurd Styx Music Video
- Drake's New 'Views' Look All Too Familiar
- 'Purple Rain' Director Talks Prince's Weird, Wonderful Masterpiece
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Pearl Jam Perform 'Ten' in Its Entirety at Philadelphia Concert
- Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Host Silly, Surreal Drum-Off Sequel in L.A.
- Watch Gwen Stefani, Stephen Colbert Argue About 'Bananas' Spelling