Love After War - Robin Thicke
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  • Summary: The fifth studio album for the R&B singer features Lil Wayne as a guest and production by Pro-J.
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  1. 83
    The "Lost Without U" crooner and Growing Pains scion continues to bound from one R&B mutation to another on his ever-seductive fifth album.
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    60
    Thicke spends a lot of time pondering romantic turmoil, but he's at his best when he reverts to classic loverman form.
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    60
    The second half is dominated by ballads made for seduction (with more than a little preening). They don't offer much in the way of development from Thicke's recent past but they should get the job done.
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    60
    Though his feathery coos and whispers have long been his calling card, Thicke spends most of Love After War singing in full voice, with mixed results.
  5. 50
    Throughout his cheerful jumble of a fifth album, Love After War, he pushes both of those buttons [tight execution and a suspension of disbelief], asking you to admire his tasteful slickness without delving much deeper than the surface.
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  1. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    We had to wait two years for this one (the longest gap between albums since Evolution) but it was worth the wait. He never seems to run out of love songs to his wife after eighteen years together. His songs are getting if anything more romantic and more about love and less about sex (but that's just a little more under the surface than in his other albums). When you compare his songwriting to everyone else's it's refreshing. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    7
    This is a soulful artist and really like his sound. This album has a sound that has sounds of the blues throughout it-which I think fits his voice perfectly. However, not really my style to listen to very often. Figure my favorite track is "Love After War" or "Cloud 9." For a quiet nite with the Misses, this will be a perfect backdrop-gaurenteed. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    4
    Seriously i love Robin Thicke!! But this coming out with a new album every year is getting a little crazy. I found this album kinda boring and already done before. Im just over the songs about how much he loves his wife. It was an ok album i really think it was too soon to drop a new album. Expand