Monday, October 09, 2006

Robin Thicke's New Album

Better known for Shooter, his summer hit with Lil Wayne, and Wanna Love You Girl, his tag team performance with Pharell Williams, Robin Thicke recently released his sophomore album titled "The Evolution of Robin Thicke." On a whim, I lent the first track an ear and was pleasantly surprised to hear the familiar voice of Faith Evans accompanying Thicke's Timberlake-esque falsetto.

Thicke comes from an interesting lineage. Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke's father, played Dr. Jason Seaver in Growing Pains, the family show that captured our imaginations in the late 80's and early 90's. The Evolution of Robin Thicke is a prophetic sign of future success that shows us that the apple never falls far from the tree.

I realize that our reviews are often lengthy and introspective. I hesitate to say too much about this album because I fear that in doing so, I might dissuade you by giving it too much praise. It is, by my ears, one of the more pleasant listening experiences I've had in quite some time. It's a mélange of the falsetto of Timberlake, the ambiance of Marvin Gaye, and the soul of a Carl Thomas.

A must cop.


E said...

Actually, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" is his second album. He released his debut in '03, titled "A Beautiful World." That's definitely just as good as his new album. You can cop it for under $9 at Amazon or if you want, I'll send you a d/l link. The first track on that album is the original version of "Shooter" sans Lil Wayne.

Brother Smartness said...

Thanks for the correction. It has been reflected in the original post.

If you say the debut is just as good as the sophomore, I may have to take you up on that offer. Is there one song off that album that you would recommend I purchase(for litmus test purposes)?

E said...

It was good running into you on the subway today, of all places.

"Lazy Bones," "She's Gangsta," and "Suga Mama" are all great, but so is the whole album. You can "preview" the album here

DCI74 said...

Yes indeed, this is one of the best complete cds I've heard in a while. The similarities between him and Justin should end after the voice and skin color. Robin is an accomplished multi-instrument musician, songwriter, and producer and this cd shows the full range of his talents. Justin is ok but musically him and Robin are in vastly different categories.