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[NEW RELEASES] Robin Thicke

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For those who are unfamiliar with the American singer-song-writer Robin Thicke, the title of this album - “Sex Therapy” - may be more intriguing than the artist himself. Supposedly as part of a guerrilla promotion for the album last year, Thicke’s label hired couples to strip down and make out in the street. But listen to all 17 tracks and you’ll realize there’s meat behind the eye-catching gimmick.

From beginning to the end, it’s a mix of genres from R&B to hip hop, and collaborations with big-name musicians such as Jay-Z, Estelle and Snoop Dogg. Thicke, known as the blue-eyed soul crooner, recently said in a media interview that he wanted to show his hip hop side with this album.

“Sex Therapy,” which actually contains some R-rated lyrics, is an easy-listening ballad using Thicke’s erotic falsetto. It’s stylish, but the vocals constantly reminded me of Justin Timberlake, to whom Thicke is often compared. “Rollacoasta,” featuring Brit R&B singer and rapper Estelle, has an addictive beat, an
d I expect to hear it at summer parties.

Robin Thicke “Sex Therapy: The Experience”

Label: Universal Music

Genre: R&B


By Seo Ji-eun
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