The ”Lost Without U” crooner and Growing Pains scion continues to bound from one R&B mutation to another on his ever-seductive fifth album. Thicke’s creamy voice adds dynamism to the coffeehouse slow jam ”All Tied Up,” the Spanish-guitar-kissed ”Lovely Lady,” and the Prince-ly ”I Don’t Know How It Feels to Be U.” At 17 tracks, his loverman act grows a little exhausting, but perhaps he’s just giving wannabe lotharios a seduction time frame to aspire to. B+
SMOOTH OPERATOR Thicke turns in another seduction sampling of tracks (Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)
Genre: R&B; Run Dates: 12/06/2011; Status: In Season; Music Label: Geffen
Posted December 2 2011 — 12:00 AM EST
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