Sex Therapy [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Sex Therapy is an evasive maneuver to prevent Robin Thicke from being pigeonholed as a "grown folks" R&B singer. It's evident that hits -- more specifically, appealing to younger listeners -- is the goal. While Thicke's previous album, Something Else, did well on the album charts, it maintained a classicist sound throughout, produced only one major single, and featured only one appearance from a guest MC. Sex Therapy, however, enlists Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, the Game, Kid Cudi, and Nicki "Stick shift the ding-a-ling" Minaj -- not to mention Estelle and Jazmine Sullivan, both of whom contribute excellent background vocals on their respective appearances. Thicke heightens the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Sex Therapy is an evasive maneuver to prevent Robin Thicke from being pigeonholed as a "grown folks" R&B singer. It's evident that hits -- more specifically, appealing to younger listeners -- is the goal. While Thicke's previous album, Something Else, did well on the album charts, it maintained a classicist sound throughout, produced only one major single, and featured only one appearance from a guest MC. Sex Therapy, however, enlists Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, the Game, Kid Cudi, and Nicki "Stick shift the ding-a-ling" Minaj -- not to mention Estelle and Jazmine Sullivan, both of whom contribute excellent background vocals on their respective appearances. Thicke heightens the brashness downplayed on Something Else, best applied on the title track, where the cunning contrast between his masculine certitude and feather-light falsetto is in full effect. That he does it while lifting the melody from "It's My Party" -- as a near-replication of the pulse from the Art of Noise's "Moments in Love" drifts in the background -- makes it all the more daring and remarkable. Sometimes the results are either dopey (if lighthearted), as on "Meiplé," or humorously awkward, as on "Shakin' It 4 Daddy," where the oft-repeated hook "She shakin' it for daddy, she shakin' it for me" must make some listeners think of Thicke and his father instead of just Thicke. The album does not represent a total abandonment of the qualities that have connected with the singer's adult fans. "Mrs. Sexy," based on Eric B. & Rakim's Al Green-sampling "Mahogany" (to the point where he does not bother to change a line that references his skin tone), is as buttery and elegant as anything he has recorded. On "Million Dolla Baby," he takes his Marvin Gaye fixation another step forward, using "Trouble Man" as its backbone; even if it strikes you as corny, you have to admit that it is pretty slick. Above all, he continues to put one of the best voices in R&B to good use.
Entertainment Weekly - Simon Vozick-Levinson
Robin Thicke takes a few more risks on his fourth album, Sex Therapy, slinging falsetto boasts and come-ons over futuristic electro-funk backdrops with frequent assists from rappers like Jay-Z and The Game. [B+]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527254128
  • Catalog Number: 001370802
  • Sales rank: 53,236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mrs. Sexy (4:23)
  2. 2 Sex Therapy (4:35)
  3. 3 Meiplé (4:03)
  4. 4 Make U Love Me (3:02)
  5. 5 It's in the Mornin (3:02)
  6. 6 Shakin' It 4 Daddy - Nicki Minaj (3:52)
  7. 7 Elevatas - Kid Cudi (4:40)
  8. 8 Rollacoasta - Estelle (4:15)
  9. 9 Million Dolla Baby (3:11)
  10. 10 2 Luv Birds (3:36)
  11. 11 Jus Right (2:50)
  12. 12 Diamonds - Game (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robin Thicke Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Larry Cox Organ, Keyboards
Teddy Riley Musician
Dwight Mikkelsen Strings, Horn
Pro-Jay Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Jamar Jones Keyboards
Jazmine Sullivan Background Vocals
Estelle Background Vocals
Russell Ali Guitar
Adam Shmeans Smirnoff Guitar
Idris Davis Bass Guitar
Rich Skillz Drums
Wendell "Pops" Sewell Guitar
Josef Leimberg Trumpet
Greg Malone Bass
Polow da Don Drums
Lemar Guillary Trombone
Keschia Potter Saxophone
Joe Augello Guitar
Technical Credits
André Harrell Composer
Jimmy Iovine Executive Producer
Bill Malina Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Teddy Riley Producer, Engineer
Rob Walker Executive Producer
A. Harris Composer
Jean-Max Rivière Composer
Pharrell Williams Executive Producer
Andre Harris Instrumentation
Pro-Jay Producer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Angelo Aponte Vocal Engineer
Ann Mincieli Engineer
Vidal Davis Instrumentation
Robin Thicke Composer, Producer
Ari Raskin Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Todd Douglas Music Business Affairs
Kendra Ellis Marketing
Jeff Bhasker Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Dave Tomberlin Publicity
Rich Skillz Producer
Nicki Minaj Composer
Brandon Kilgour Engineer
Scott Mescudi Composer
J. Gluck Composer
E. Swaray Composer
H. Wiener Composer
J. Mathis Composer
A. Green Composer
T. Riley Composer
Jeremy Stevenson Engineer
Polow da Don Producer
Amanda Silverman Publicity
Tracy Kies Music Business Affairs
Mike Snodgress Marketing Coordinator
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love it

    love it!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Mr. Thicke delivers what the title promises

    nothing else to say. If you know Robin Thicke and his mastery of capturing every possible sensual emotion in song.....add this to your collection of mood music. A non-negotiable must buy. Enjoy. Again, and again, and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is a fabulous CD by Robin. It combines the soulfulness of his older CDs, with the more upbeat and explicit style of other R&B/Rap artists. Collaborations with artists such as JayZ and Snoop bring a new level to his music. Sexy. Definitely 'baby making music' like every DJ has been saying.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Rob Thicke's Sex Therapy: The Session

    AWESOME album - Definitely a must have.

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