I wouldn't know Robin Thicke if I fell over his dick
Does this make me irrelevant?
not at all. If you listen to r&b/disco from the late 70s/early 80s, you have no need to listen to Robin Thicke. He's recycling those beats and imitating how the singers of that time period sang. Nothing special. Thicke is simply a decent singer with no original sound or style. All the young kiddies or white people who don't know music history think he's some new amazing artist.
Yes, OP, you are old and out of touch. Why you feel the need to start a thread confirming this is perplexing.
He is 36 years old. In the next five years he will be on DWTS...
Wouldn't be anywhere famous if his name was "Robin Gautreaux."
His flash will be out of the pan soon enough.
I don't know Tom Hiddleston from my own cock, so there you go.
No OP, it just means you're not one of the lowbrow masses.
You're a poet and you know it, OP.
I don't get the DLer propensity to parade ignorance/apathy about X celebrity.
I've never watched The Kardashians but I don't hold it as a badge of honour, or even a talking point.
Some DLers just aren't a Gushing Gertie like you, r9.
Gushing Gertie? About what/whom?
He's channeling Jamiroquai
Men don't hit their stride in Hollywood or the music biz until their late 30s. Robin Thicke, Jon Hamm, Jim Gandolfini, the list goes on. If you are male and a huge star from your teens and twenties, you're basically fucked in the long term. The opposite is true of women.
Being Alan Thicke's son may have gotten him in the door, but his talent and tenacity are why he's finally hit the big time. He's definitely no "overnight success."
r13, it takes about ten seconds to come up with plenty of examples to disprove your point, from Justin Timberlake to Tom Cruise to Johnny Depp.
He pulls his pants up all the way. I'll give him that.
Maybe in the movie business r13 but not in the music...
r15 - all of those you have mentioned are now has-beens.
R18, Justin Timberlake is doing a stadium tour this summer. He's not a has-been.
Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp have had numerous flops, but they're hardly done in the business.
You are really stupid.
I've only heard snippets from "Blurred Lines," but isn't it basically Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" with new lyrics? That must've been so difficult to write.
[quote]Justin Timberlake is doing a stadium tour this summer
R21 yes he took the beat. A lot of whites, especially the kiddies, wouldn't know that though. Again, people, if you want the original stuff, go listen to music from the late 70s and early 80s. Thicke isn't going to top that.
He's got a few catchy songs. Fun to dance to. Kinda cute.
Some of us don't sit at home for a week and make a long list of the things we judge and dislike, OP. We unclench and live life.
Love Marvin but Got To Give It Up is shit. Blurred Lines is better. And I'm not a Robin Thicke fan.
Is Alan Thicke really going to be able to open a lot of doors for him, though? He starred in a corny family sitcom over twenty years ago and hasn't done much of note since. Does he really have much clout in show business?
OP, I think you would know him if you fell over his dick since it's so huge. That's all he sings about so is one reason you should be happy to avoid him.
I think many older people like "Blurred Lines" cause of its debt to classic funk. But apart from being Alan Thicke's son, one thing interesting about him is he's 36.
Though a cult r&b purist artist before, not getting his break till that age is unheard of in music for male artists. Happens in the movies that men hit big in their 30s, not in music. Not in the ageist pop music anyway.
I agree with r2. He is really lame and derivative. Every time I see him I think of that Mr. Show skit about the "White People Co-Opting Black Culture Network"
He'll be dead son enough -- bad case of the diebeetuss
Well, f@*k me, bitches!
Yeah, OP, don't ever post shit like this again.
R30, Robin Thicke is 36 years old and has been in the music business since about age 17.
The last thing he needs is any help from Alan Thicke.
Robin Thicke has been established in the music business for about 18 years.
OP, you have willful ignorance.
If you do not know who someone is, just google their name and read a couple of paragraphs and look at photos of the person and view their music videos at youtube.
Why whine about not knowing who someone is when you have a computer at your fingertips to google the person's name and photo and bio info in seconds. You are asinine, OP
Get YOU, R35!
I feel validated by so many of you I think I'll celebrate with some Manischewitz and a Danish-Go-Round.
Yes. It also makes you lame because you are trying so hard to seem above it all by not knowing a singer who has one of the biggest hits of the summer and is also a very talented individual having his moment after years in the trenches.
Grow up, OP.
He's talented and cute, but the Vanilla Ice vibe is strong with this one.
Maybe it's the hair. Or the face. He as far more ability, but every time his song is layer, I picture Vanilla Ice for some reason.
But not a great dancer.
I'm gonna sound stannish but some of you are showing just how out of touch you are with the Vanilla Ice comparisons and the "ripping off black culture" quips.
Robin Thicke has been around for so long that these conversations have already been had and put to rest among people who are true R&B listeners and not people who are just coming around to him because he's got a currently ubiquitous hit.
He's the real deal and has been for a while. Magic (from 2003 I think) was a GREAT song, as was Lost Without You, as was Sex Therapy. I mean, the man has a catalogue of great songs.
Robin Thicke's music causes ear cancer.
Years from now, when your ears fall off, don't come running to me!
He doesn't even have one great song, let alone a "catalogue of great songs"
R25 and R28 should be shot for their abominable taste and lack of soul.
R42, you are woefully wrong. Check out his song 2 The Sky.
Wrong, R33. Robin doesn't have diabetes. His brother Brendan (who was the voice of Dennis the Menace in the '80s cartoon) has diabetes.
I can't believe Robin Thicke became cool all the sudden.
There is a disco funk renaissance happening with Daft Punk, Nile Rogers, Pharrell and this. Nile also has a big hit with Avicii right now with the biggest hit of the year in the UK and the rest of the world.
Both Pharrell and Niles Rogers are putting out lots of hits with this sound and are having big comebacks. I like both of them so I'm happy about it
The interesting thing is that they both worked with Lambert and put out similar music before these hits but nobody heard them. They never made it to the radio. Adam must be a little put out that his stuff never got on radio watching similar stuff blow up.
Here's one example of their collaborations. It's Nile with Adam and Sam Sparro on vocals so I imagine US radio's head would explode with to out gay men singing about cruising.
The Pharrell production called Kickin in is about watching a drag queen get sloppy at a bar. Maybe Adam needs a video with naked women to get played.
He's been all over this week because the album is finally being released and it's really hard to fathom how that absolutely boring song he keeps singing has been number one for seven weeks. Just so unmemorable. Sad state of music these days.
The song is great! It doesn't deserve all the hype but it's fun. Nothing special but very good.
Robin should sing this to his real fanbase
[quote]I'm Lost Without U
Can't Help Myself
How does It Feel to know that
I've Sold out, baby?
Apparently his dick is so big you might fall over it....
Hey, stupid cunt at R22.
Justin Timberlake is in the middle of a monthlong stadium tour with Jay-Z.
60,000 people saw it in L.A.