Blurred Lines Deluxe Edition (Explicit) CD (2013)

Artist: Robin Thicke

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 250976745
UPC 602537435739
UPC 14 00602537435739
Format CD
Release Date 7/30/2013
Author Robin Thicke
Associated Artist/Work Rida, Flo
Associated Artist/Work Thicke, Alan
Technical Info
CatalogID 3743573
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 09/16/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 28s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602537435739
Musical Guests
Pharrell Williams
Kendrick Lamar
2 Chainz
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Blue Jay Studios; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA; Guillaume Tell Studios, Parkis; Hansen Studios; Hit Factory, Criteria, Miami, FL; Luke's In The Boo, Malibu, CA; Record Plant Studios, Carson, CA; TDE Room Studios, Carson, CA.
Photographer: Terry Richardson.
When Marvin Gaye was pressured to make a commercial dance record, the singer responded with "Got to Give It Up," which went to the top of the Hot 100. Thirty-five years later, Robin Thicke -- he of the perpetual Marvin fixation -- offhandedly recorded "Blurred Lines," musically based on that 1977 hit, with producer Pharrell. Thicke wasn't gunning for number one, but a deliberately sexist video further polarized opinions and pushed the song to that spot -- a very rare achievement for a 2013 single within the marginalized genre of R&B. Ironically, the album of the same title also contains a motley assortment of high-gloss dance tracks seemingly made for pop-chart contention. "Take It Easy on Me" (produced by Timbaland and J-Roc), "Give It 2 U" (Dr. Luke and Cirkut), "Feel Good" (, and the deluxe edition bonus cut "Pressure" (the Cataracs) are nothing like the title track's undeniable disco-funk groove, and not one of them is among Thicke's best. They do, however, lack desperation and help convey the album's prevailing casual, lighthearted feel. Several other songs are more rooted in soul but are just as spirited, if not as moving as 2008's "Magic." Best of all is career highlight "Ooo La La," slick and perfectly crafted -- a 1979/1980 smooth soul throwback featuring some of Thicke's finest melodies and falsetto lines. Tucked near the end, after all the revelry, is "4 the Rest of My Life." A great soul ballad filled with personal flashbacks, like the time young Robin serenaded then-future wife Paula Patton with a Jodeci song, it's nonetheless relatable enough to be played at as many wedding receptions as "Blurred Lines." It adds a little something for longtime fans who might not be all that receptive to the glitzy synthesizers and pounding bass drums. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "To sharpen his attack, Thicke brings in an infantry of ride-or-die hitmakers..."
Billboard - "'For The Rest Of My Life'" is an honest, welcome change of pace."
Q (Magazine) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Thicke's glad-eyed charm still power right on through."
Disc 1
1 Blurred Lines
2 Take It Easy On Me
3 Ooo La La
4 Ain't No Hat 4 That
5 Get In My Way
6 Give It 2 U
7 Feel Good
8 Go Stupid 4 U
9 For the Rest of My Life
10 Top of the World
11 Good Life, The
12 Pressure
13 Put Your Lovin On Me
14 Give It 2 U [Remix]
Product Attributes
Artist Thicke,Robin
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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