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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the R&B singer was dedicated to his wife, Paula Patton.
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Forever Love
I can't carry the weight around baby How could I have ever belonged Learning all my lessons Dangerous impressions Pushed you right out of my world I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. 67
    There's a breathlessness here, as though these songs rushed out of Thicke uncontrollably. That energy is welcome--Paula is not all sad-piano ballads--but it also leads to some incomplete thoughts.
  2. Jun 27, 2014
    64
    After the devil-may-care disco of "Blurred Lines," Thicke's career peak, Paula's introspection seems half-baked. It is Thicke's personal love letter for Patton--and comes off as relevant mostly just to the two of them.
  3. Jul 11, 2014
    60
    It is genuinely embarrassing at times, compounded by the intrusive sense that the songs were really written for an audience of one (who, like the rest of the world, has reportedly shown no interest in listening to it).
  4. Jun 26, 2014
    50
    Robin Thicke texts his estranged wife, Paula Patton, in the music video for the pointedly titled "Get Her Back," the lead single from said album, Paula. "I don't care," she replies. And it's likely no one else will either.
  5. Jun 30, 2014
    50
    While still frequently predictable lyrically, Thicke also occasionally takes a couple of steps away from his formula. But even cursory knowledge of their split makes this public and emotionally messy and revealing ploy for reconciliation teeter on, and sometimes fall over, the borderline into creepy territory.
  6. Jul 3, 2014
    40
    It's an odd, disjointed album that, despite scattered high points, leaves one wondering what Thicke was thinking when he put it together. Paula Patton deserves better, and so do listeners.
  7. Jul 3, 2014
    20
    The album wobbles between Timberlake-style sexy-time R&B, Bublé-light standards and flat attempts at sincere John Legend-type balladry.

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  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Jul 18, 2014
    8
    Let me just start by saying I'd be interesting to know how many users actually took the time to listen to this album before reviewing it.Let me just start by saying I'd be interesting to know how many users actually took the time to listen to this album before reviewing it. Following up his popular 2013 album 'Blurred Lines' Thicke has a lot to live up to, and he rises to the occasion.

    'Paula' is a different sort of animal. It encapsulates none of the bright happiness that was a plenty in 'Blurred Lines', and that's just fine. Drawing from his recently failed marriage, Paula is full of heartache and longing with tortured lyrics that way heavy. Combine this with his soft falsetto or low drawl and you have a great R&B album.
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  2. Jul 4, 2014
    6
    É um álbum bom, pois algo que foi feito com todo um lado pessoal do artista deveria ser levado como algo ''fora do comercial''. A sequência emÉ um álbum bom, pois algo que foi feito com todo um lado pessoal do artista deveria ser levado como algo ''fora do comercial''. A sequência em que foi colocada as músicas também ficou boa, porém as letras não são tão interessantes e acho que músicas como '' Lock The Door'' e '''Living In New York City'' não fazem nenhum sentido nesse álbum. Os instrumentais estão dignos, coisas super fora do que se toca hoje e o coral que se encontra em algumas faixas deu um ar gospel e isso pra mim foi o toque de ouro no álbum Paula. Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2014
    4
    It's a good album, but he could do it better. I just listen a man who's crying for a woman that don't want him anyway. All the beats sound theIt's a good album, but he could do it better. I just listen a man who's crying for a woman that don't want him anyway. All the beats sound the same, that make a homogenic album. Repeating, he could do it better. Expand
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    3
    How does Robin follow up his newfound success? With this unlikable trainwreck of a concept album about his celebrity ex-wife. He spends mostHow does Robin follow up his newfound success? With this unlikable trainwreck of a concept album about his celebrity ex-wife. He spends most of the time portraying himself as the hurt one in the relationship despite the reality of the situation, and when he doesn't he's either a slimy sex-crazed douchebag or seems to think using a bunch of dime a dozen "wasn't there for you" cliches alone will make him not come off like the bad guy. And musically it's not much better, most songs never having any kind of personality beyond some assigned style or genre.

    (If you wanna see me really tear this album apart, look up "Spin It Reviews" on YouTube. Trust me, this was a fun one to make.)
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  5. Nov 9, 2014
    3
    Në verën e vitit të kaluar , Robin Thicke gjeti të re gjetur famë me linjat e paqartë e cila u bë një këngë të madhe të verës . PavarësishtNë verën e vitit të kaluar , Robin Thicke gjeti të re gjetur famë me linjat e paqartë e cila u bë një këngë të madhe të verës . Pavarësisht kësaj, albumi i tij ( i paqartë Lines ) u bë një dështim i madh për një shans për të dalë me rrjedhë . Duket sikur muzika e tij nuk do të marrë ndonjë të mirë në qoftë se ai i bën këto vendime të këqija . Jo duke thënë se ky album është i dëshpëruar për vëmendje të zakonshëm , por duke bërë një album të tërë të tërë dedikuar për ish - gruan tuaj ?! Unë me të vërtetë të ndjehen keq për Paula . Në vend të fituar atë gjatë me një album të ëmbël jazz , kjo LP britmat u përpjekur të jetë serioze . Në vend të kësaj ajo është e mbushur me tekst djathë dhe instrumentale gjenerike . Edhe pse nuk është një përbërës nga këto albumit më pëlqen , është vokal Robin -it . Ai ka lindur zërin e një këngëtari të vërtetë jazz . Në përgjithësi kjo është ajo që ruan këtë album nga të qenit një dështim i madh .

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  6. Jul 2, 2014
    2
    mostly the album comes off as laughable, but there will be a few moments where youll say 'this is nice.
    overall you cant help but cringe at
    mostly the album comes off as laughable, but there will be a few moments where youll say 'this is nice.
    overall you cant help but cringe at the lyrics, and its obvious this album was made quickly.
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  7. Jul 19, 2014
    2
    You go from international fame to writing an entire NEW album in two weeks, that personally, in the long run, isn't that good, nor creative.You go from international fame to writing an entire NEW album in two weeks, that personally, in the long run, isn't that good, nor creative. If I were Thicke, I would be embarrassed, let alone mortified that my album sold 530 copies in the UK, 550 in Canada, and 158 in Australia in its first week (don't expect future weekly sales to be any higher.) "Paula", in the end, doesn't only sound desperate to win/get Paula Patton back, but, instead, a plea to fans not to forget him (it was released less than a year after his last album!) Expand

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