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Written by Prajakta Hebbar
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Published: August 31, 2013 1:00:50 am


Album: Blurred Lines

Singer: Robin Thicke

Music: Star Trak/ Interscope

Price: $15.68 (Amazon.com)

There’s one thing about Robin Thicke. As a long-haired,dreamy-eyed 20-something soul singer,Thicke first caught our consideration together with his debut single When I get you alone (2002),which was a kind of disco rendition of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The mixture of his clean voice,the pop beats and the enduring four-note opening motif made fairly an impression,to not neglect his hippie seems to be and the bicycle stunts throughout NYC within the official music video.

Now,together with his sixth studio album Blurred Lines,Thicke has ventured out of his forte — R&B/soul — and stepped into mainstream pop. This assortment of 11 tracks,peppered with Thicke’s cheeky innuendos and guileless pillow discuss,makes for a quick and pleasurable listening expertise.

The album begins with the title observe Blurred traces,the bootylicious video of which was launched a couple of weeks in the past (it has Thicke dancing with a bunch of leggy lasses). With producer Pharell Williams,Thicke brings minimalist,electro-funk beat to the quantity as he croons in his silky voice,“OK now he was shut,tried to cultivate you/ But you’re an animal,child it’s in your nature/ Just let me liberate you.”

While the subsequent observe,Take it straightforward on me,is an digital thump quantity produced by Timbaland,Oooh la la is Thicke’s acquainted territory — an ’80s-inspired sexed-up music,coupled together with his high-pitched croon (à la Michael Jackson,we suspect).

Get in my means is a fast-paced quantity ready to be made right into a exercise video (ideally Zumba) as Thicke croons,“Ain’t no one gonna get in my means/ I’m gonna make it it doesn’t matter what you say.” The following observe,Feel good,is produced by Will.i.am. It begins slowly,however builds as much as a sensible EDM quantity with Thicke asking innocently,“If I ran all out of cash/ Would you pay for me?” Go silly four U,a scrumptious acoustic-guitar observe (surprisingly additionally produced by Will.i.am),comes like a breath of contemporary air that can assist you catch,nicely,your breath,in any case these dance tracks on the album.

While For the remainder of my life is a lovey-dovey R&B ballad with slow-dance potential,Top of the world is a rags-to-riches story of a profitable however lonely muse. The music matches the good-life really feel of the lyrics (we had been transported to the shiny,airbrushed world of Gossip Girl and 90210) with the graceful trombone and saxophone including that languid feeling to the music. The good life carries the story ahead,however is extra triumphant in nature,as Thicke sings,“The good life,I do know I made it,” to piano and guitar riffs.

Thicke represents that errant,cheeky,but lovable (older) man who by no means leaves the home with out his swag. He is lots of issues,however Blurred Lines will catch you unawares merely due to its sincere cheekiness and readiness to let you will have a great time.

prajakta.hebbar@expressindia.com

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