Robin Thicke review

October 6, 2007

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Robin Thicke – The Evolution of Robin Thicke

The music industry tends to often forge comparisons amongst recording artists when a fresh new sound is introduced.

This has been the case for white American singer Robin Thicke, whose 21st century soulful sound sets him apart from his ‘black and white’ peers currently.

His album titled the “Evolution of Robin Thicke” is a second studio effort by this Los Angeles-born singer, since bursting into the pop scene in 2003, spotting a long hair and a mastoch.

With the Justin Timberlake fever taking the world by storm in ’03, there was no space for another “white guy” and Thicke’s first album struggled although the single “When I Get You Alone” that sampled Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony did receive some major airplay.

This time around though, Thicke has changed his image “evolving” (excuse the pun) from the overzelas new-age pop-hippie with retro influences – that saw him being compared to Lenny Kravitz, Jamiroquai and off cause Timberlake – and create an album with a very strong fashion theme.

The “Evolution of Robin Thicke” is a well-packaged product, the album cover is has an image of the artist in different positions much like those of the ‘evolution of man’.

He was very involved in the making of this album writing and producing all of the songs together with acclaimed producer Pro J; except the album’s first single “Wanna Love You Girl” which was produced by the Neptunes.

In an impressive way Thicke collaborates well with R&B/Soul Diva Faith Evans in the Motown-influenced opening track “Got 2 Be Down” and handles himself well next to this acclaimed vocalist.

Just when you thought he is a soul singing range he comes back with the Hip Hop influenced “Shooter” featuring Rap sensation Lil’ Wayne whose addictive flow blends well with Thicke’s vocal style.

“Can You Believe”, “Lost Without You”, “Teach You a Lesson”, “2 the Sky” and “Angels” are very strong ballads that give a sense of Thicke’s maturity.

All in all Thicke’s “The Evolution of Robin Thicke” is a well-thought piece of artistry.

Rating: 5

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