×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Love After War
     

Love After War

4.0 1
by Robin Thicke
 

See All Formats & Editions

Robin Thicke's Vegas streak goes back as far as his debut single, "When I Get You Alone." Based on Walter Murphy's 1976 disco hit "A Fifth of Beethoven," it had the backbone of a flashy and theatrical production, but at that point, Thicke was more of a (likable) snotty brat than a slick showman. Eight years later, after other large-scale

Overview

Robin Thicke's Vegas streak goes back as far as his debut single, "When I Get You Alone." Based on Walter Murphy's 1976 disco hit "A Fifth of Beethoven," it had the backbone of a flashy and theatrical production, but at that point, Thicke was more of a (likable) snotty brat than a slick showman. Eight years later, after other large-scale songs like "Everything I Can't Have," "Magic," and "Million Dolla Baby," Thicke has settled into a suave, and even more swashbuckling, sound. Throughout the first quarter of Love After War, Thicke might as well be gunning for a Vegas residency. In the bombastic intro "An Angel on Each Arm," one can picture Thicke strutting onto a decked-out stage with, well, female dancers beside him, and the song has a grinding riff that could be used as a repeated motif throughout the rest of the performance. On the overloaded "I'm an Animal," Thicke goes hammier: "I'm smokin' TNT, I'm drinkin' dyn-o-mite -- can you still love me?!" Then, on "Never Give Up," Thicke nearly drowns in a tidal wave of sound that comes from a sampled recording of Mexican composer José Pablo Moncayo's symphonic "Huapango." After the all-together-now anthem "The New Generation," Love After War scales back to slow, soft material with a couple exceptions. "Full Time Believer" is a happy-go-lucky theme for an admired woman, while "The Lil' Things" and "What Would I Be?" are reflective/thankful songs that would be ideal for the tail end of Thicke's Sin City New Year's Eve blowout. Otherwise, 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 -- shut-eyed falsetto cooing, classy Brazilian touches, and 1976 Marvin Gaye moves in steady supply -- but they should get the job done.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2011
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527869995
catalogNumber:
001629002

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robin Thicke   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Drums,Vocals,fender rhodes
Larry Cox   Organ,Bass,Piano,Strings,fender rhodes
Bobby Keyes   Bass,Guitar,Soloist
Pro-Jay   Organ,Bass,Flute,Guitar,Strings,Drums,Horn,Bells
Jarius Mozee   Bass,Guitar
Josef Leimberg   Horn
Bobby B. Keyes   Guitar
Matty Taylor   Bass
Lamar Guillory   Horn

Technical Credits

André Harrell   Executive Producer
John Codling   Cover Painting
Tracey Waples   Contributor
Pro-Jay   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Robin Thicke   Producer,Executive Producer,Art Direction
Kam Sangha   Producer
Stephanie Hsu   Creation
Karen Goodman   Marketing
Jamie Roberts   Legal Counsel
Neil Jacobson   Executive Producer,Management
Garnett March   Promoter
Kate Rosen   Publicity
R. Thicke   Composer
M. Garcia   Composer
B. Keyes   Composer
Brenda Reynoso   Publicity
Amanda Silverman   Publicity
Gee Roberson   Contributor
Branch   Contributor
Justine Massa   Creation
Sarah Alminawi   Marketing Coordinator
Michael "Mike Banga" Gahadia   Engineer
Beau Benton   Publicity

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Love After War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
I felt compelled to eventually get this cd after viewing the “Love After War” music video on youtube and seeing Paul Patton positively gush about her husband and his music on facebook. Paula Patton’s opinion influenced me because I enjoyed the acting performances of both her and Tom Cruise in the most recent Mission Impossible film. Additionally, I previously listened to and liked the following Robin Thicke songs: “Wanna Love You Girl”, “Lost Without U”, and “Magic”. “Love After War” is a slight musical departure from those songs. However, “An Angel On Each Arm”,”Never Give Up”, “Pretty Lil Heart”, “Lovely Lady”, “Full-Time Believer”, and “I Don’t Know What It Feels To Be U” help to create a smooth love soundtrack cd. The only reason why I give this four stars is due to the fact that I only wish that at least one or two “Magic” and/or “Lost Without U” inspired tracks would have made it on this cd. “Love After War” by Robin Thicke is best for those who listen to R&B with a slight hint of pop.