Thicke’s ‘Therapy’ overdoes it

  • By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer
  • Friday, December 18, 2009 10:20am
  • LifeLetters

Platinum-selling soul singer Robin Thicke enlists some big name talent to help him out on his fourth album, “Sex Therapy.”

TRIVIA: Thicke is the son of actor Alan Thicke, who played father Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains.”

STANDOUTS: Thicke drops the soul routine for some Tropicalia-infused hip-hop on “Meiple,” a single featuring Jay-Z.

FANS DIG: Red satin sheets

ANDY SAYS: A lot gets made out of the fact that Thicke is a white guy from Los Angeles who sings like Al Green. Really, that’s not a problem. His songs can be catchy and his lyrics, amusing. Sometimes, though, he pushes the sensual singer shtick too far — his songs often sound like parodies. He’d be wise to remember that, as in love, it’s best not to overcompensate.

GRADE: C-plus

Andy Rathbun: 425-339-3455, arathbun@heraldnet.com

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