Robin Thicke unveils "Blurred Lines" album: Critics chime in

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: Robin Thicke films Music Choice's Take Back Your Music Campaign at MSR Studios on July 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Music Choice)
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Robin Thicke's hit song "Blurred Lines" has been keeping us company all summer long. With its sexy video and catchy beat, the track has quickly become the soundtrack to the summer.

But now Thicke is offering more of his signature R&B pop sound with the release of his full-length album, "Blurred Lines," out Tuesday.

Thicke, 36, opened up about the album's release in an interview with MTV News: "One minute I'm very excited, the next I'm terribly nervous. Anytime you release your music or you put something out there that you care very deeply about, you know, you're always a little scared. But for the most part, I'm always excited to give people my new music."

And on Tuesday he tweeted:

Critics have chimed in on the album, with Rolling Stone giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars, noting: "Robin Thicke sings, writes, produces, plays keyboards and even raps a little on his excellent sixth album, but his greatest talent is projecting bonhomie. Thicke is the handsome son of a TV star, but he never incites resentment, because he always seems to be an amiable Joe who's in on the joke of stardom -- the George Clooney of the club jam."

Jim Farber of The New York Daily News gave "Blurred Lines" 4 out of 5 stars, pointing out that Thicke "abandons the bass-heavy R&B for a pop sheen and comes up with a winner."

And The Associated Press' Nekesa Mumbi Moody wrote: "With 11 tracks, 'Blurred Lines' is tightly woven but still manages to bring different flavors, from electronic dance music to R&B anthems to between-the-sheets grooves. Thicke wrote or co-wrote every track, and while he enlists Pharrell for 'Blurred Lines' and has names like Dr. Luke and as contributors, he remains the star of his own show."

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