Twenty-seven days before its expected July 30 release date, fans can now hear a sample of every track off Robin Thicke's highly anticipated sixth studio album. The follow-up to 2011's Love After War includes summertime hits "Blurred Lines" and "Give It 2 U."
With 30-second snippets of every song (except for the already released singles "Blurred Lines" and "For the Rest of My Life), MStars has written up snippets of reviews.
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Check out the first impression of each song from Blurred Lines below.
1. "Blurred Lines," feat. Pharrell and T.I. - Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard this song. Equal parts sleazy and funky, this No. 1 hit needs no further description.
2. "Take It Easy On Me" - An electronic joint, full of computerized glitches and blips. At a quicker pace than most Thicke songs, "Take It Easy On Me" definitely indicates a new, more mainstream direction for the R&B singer.
3. "Ooo La La" - Straight from a 1970s disco, this song features Thicke's signature falsetto in an environment fans aren't quite familiar with. Instead of softly signing to a woman like in his 2006 hit "Lost Without U," this song takes him to the discotheque.
4. "Ain't No Hat 4 That" - Like "Ooo La La," this song definitely gives off a '70s vibe. If anyone ever doubted Michael Jackson's influence on Robin Thicke, hear it loud and clear in this track.
5. "Get In My Way" - Equal parts '70s and '90s, this song feels like the best unreleased dance songs from '90s R&B boy bands, a la BLACKstreet or Boyz II Men.
6. "Give It 2 U" feat. Kendrick Lamar - Released earlier this week, this is where Thicke gets his Midnite Vultures-era Beck on.
7. "Feel Good" - The most ballad-y song on the album so far, backed by a piano Thicke asks a mystery woman, "If I told you that I love you, would you run away?" With vocals like this, it's hard to believe the answer would be no.
8. "For the Rest of My Life" - One of the other songs that fans have heard thus far and the second official single from Blurred Lines, "Rest of My Life" is a smooth slow-burner that's all about love and seduction. Thicke sings with a yearning and earnest power that is rarely seen today.
9. "Top of the World" - After a quick trip to ballad land, Thicke bounces back slightly and lands in the mid-tempo range. Though the provided snippet is a bit repetitive lyric-wise, the song is totally fine for a near-the-end-of-the-album song.
10. "The Good Life" - An old school R&B joint, feels inspired by the '50s with its shuffling backbeat and hard-hitting, yet soft, vocals.
Notably missing from the 10 previewed tracks is "Go Stupid 4 U." It's not clear whether the song has been cut from the album or was simply not included in the sampler.
Listen to the album sampler for yourself below:
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