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CD Review: Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

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Smith Galtney

Two stars

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

After sparking this year’s lamest “controversy” with “Blurred Lines”—a No. 1 single laced with (supposed) date rape-y overtones and its video laden with (gasp!) bare boobies—Robin Thicke comes on even stronger with his sixth studio album. If you considered a line like “you the hottest bitch in this place” to be a shade too subtle, you’ll be happy to hear “Give It 2 You,” in which Thicke gloats, “I got this for you, a little Thicke for you … a big dick for you.”

That’s pretty laughable, especially since Thicke is 36-years-old and utterly harmless and has a face like a baby’s butt in need of a severe spanking. Blurred Lines is far from weak. Its grooves are sharp and serviceable, and vocally, Thicke never hits a bum note. But when this nice guy tries to be all baaaaad, the album just sounds … bad.

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