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Album Review: Robin Thicke – Album Collection

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Before Blurred Lines came along, now-megastar Robin Thicke was just another pop star in the great ocean of celebrity trying to hit the global big-time. Swimming alongside other hopefuls, he has been one of the most underrated musicians to have not become a household name earlier than his latest studio effort and this is showcased on a new collection containing his previous 5 studio records.

Robin ThickeRobin Thicke Album Collection spans the singer’s career up to but excluding his latest chart topping studio effort. Each previous record finds a nesting place within the series.

Starting with 2003’s debut, A Beautiful World we are taken through a nostalgic journey with career staples including the Australasian and European debut hit When I Get You Alone. The Evolution of Robin Thicke, the superstars sophomore effort released in 2006, spawned a series of chart worthy singles such as its lead single Wanna Love You Girl which saw his first collaboration with superstar Pharrell as well as a guest rap by Busta Rhymes.

Something Else was Thicke’s third studio release offered to us in 2008 and was soon after followed by Sex Therapy the year after, a record that teamed Thicke up with a string of RnB hitmakers including Estelle, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg – the perfect collaborative offering.

2011’s Love After War closes the album collection and brings us up to speed with Robin Thicke’s decade long career leading up to his recent megahit, Blurred Lines.

The Robin Thicke Album Collection comes during a peak period for Robin Thicke and is the perfect extension to a career that has really gone through the roof over the past 6 months following the release of Blurred Lines and not to mention the highly publicized performance alongside Miley Cyrus at this years MTV Video Music Awards which offered the singer-songwriter some extra attention.

The box set serves as a perfect appendage to the Thicke catalogue for new fans as well as a reminder to his long-time followers of just why the L.A native is such a prolific artist these days. It’s a great addition for old fans who have to own everything ‘Thicke’, and the ideal release for those who are a little less familiar with the RnB/pop prince prior to 2013 and who want to fast-track their way to knowing all there is to know about the music of one of the industry’s most talk about hit-makers.