Love After War

User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
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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 hisWe 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. Collapse
  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.
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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.