Musical Musings A to Z: T is for Robin Thicke

I’ve finally got myself together this week. As I really want to reach the end of this quest by the end of the year I’m pulling out all the stops to get there, in the most fun way possible, of course!

You can check out my journey so far here and, as always, I’d love to hear your take on which artists you would have picked in your alphabetical list.

We’re up to T and I have gone with a controversial choice this week – Robin Thicke.

Robin Thicke

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In recent times he’s been known more for his provocative video clips featuring naked or scantily clad women than for his actual music, which I think has gone down a road I choose not to follow.

However, his early music is gold, full of soul and R&B and oozing with funk.

Apparently I was only one of 68,000 people around the world who bought his first album A Beautiful World but I think the rest of the world missed out on a musical treat.

I’m sharing two of my favourites from that album – hope you’re ready to dance and groove along with me!

When I Get You Alone

The classic Beethoven sample really drives the beat in this song and Robin’s voice is smooth as silk. This still gets me up and dancing everytime I hear it *dancing and bopping as I type*

Suga Mama

This is a funky number with a retro bass line and soulful vocals. Again this is a highly danceable song *again bopping and dancing as I write*

Who would have been your picks as your T artist? Again, there are so many amazing artists to choose from – I could have also gone with the Ting-Tings, Take That, Toni Braxton or Terence Trent D’Arby as well.

I hope you can come back again and join in with the fun as I speed towards the end of my alphabet quest – it should be an interesting ride!

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2 Responses

  1. Wouldn’t have picked you for a Ting Tings fan!

    I probably would have chosen Teenage Fanclub, or maybe They Might Be Giants, or Tumbleweed, Tool, The Triffids, Thought Crminials, Trouble Funk, Tool or TISM.

    I’ve really been into a hippy surf band from Newcastle called Tamam Shud recently. Might’ve even went with them if I was choosing! But more than likely it’d been the mighty Fanclub!
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  2. Lisa says:

    Wow, Kirsty,I had heard of Robin Thicke but had never actually listened to any of his music before Blurred Lines. I like the music of Blurred lines but I struggle with the lyrics as I think they certainly toe the line in regards to respect for women.Maybe I am just getting old and a little prudish haha.
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