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(Telegraph)   Robin Thicke's follow-up album to Blurred Lines is crashing so hard, he'd sell more out of the trunk of his car to startled tourists in a weekend than he's doing in all the nation's record stores   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 48
    More: Followup, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines, Ed Sheeran, Paula Patton, record sales  
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2014-07-04 03:08:11 PM  
It's amazing what happens when you spent the last year getting famous by casting yourself as a hyper-sexualized douchebag then then turn around and make an album all about how desperate you are to have your wife back, even going so far as to name it after her. Who could possibly be surprised by this?
 
2014-07-04 03:13:22 PM  
The only reason I ever watched the Blurred Lines video in the first place was because of the hot topless women.

Take away that, and I have zero interest in his music.
 
2014-07-04 03:29:11 PM  
in all the nation's record stores

Both of them?
 
2014-07-04 03:29:31 PM  
What's a "record store"?
 
2014-07-04 04:06:12 PM  
Couldn't have happened to a nicer oversexualized strawman. Mac Davis had more staying power.
 
2014-07-04 04:11:21 PM  

TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?


I think they mean library....
 
2014-07-04 04:24:02 PM  
Thicke of the Night.
 
2014-07-04 04:25:44 PM  
He gave us that Polish chick, so it's all good.
 
2014-07-04 04:28:20 PM  
There are still record stores?

There are still records?
 
2014-07-04 04:30:54 PM  

TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?

They were a lot like iTunes but you actually had to leave your mom's basement to purchase music from them.
 
2014-07-04 04:34:35 PM  

ScaryBottles: TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?
They were a lot like iTunes but you actually had to leave your mom's basement to purchase music from them.


You and your urban legends.
 
2014-07-04 04:34:39 PM  
That will teach him to appropriate Japanese culture
 
2014-07-04 04:41:23 PM  
Who?
 
2014-07-04 04:48:25 PM  
I don't know who he is, don't care about his music, and so forth, but I will just say two things - he was hilariously awesome in Kevin Hart's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" show, and he made his own success without having to ride his dad's coattail. I can respect that.
 
2014-07-04 06:07:07 PM  

rjakobi: Mac Davis had more staying power.


His major-label debut "A Beautiful World" came out 11 years ago.  That's not a bad run for a pop act.
 
2014-07-04 06:14:41 PM  

tjsands1118: Who?


Funny, he said the same about you too.
 
2014-07-04 06:17:32 PM  
Nyanners version of  Blurred Lines is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRsN5STwnEQ

(NSFW lyrics)
 
2014-07-04 06:18:19 PM  

namegoeshere: There are still record stores?

There are still records?


Why do people revel in their technological ignorance?

/I don't enjoy paying for lossy downloads on buggy software (iTunes)
//why not buy CDs and rip them yourself in highest quality?
 
2014-07-04 06:30:56 PM  
Solution:  Make a video with a bunch of naked chicks in it.
 
2014-07-04 06:39:32 PM  

peterthx: /I don't enjoy paying for lossy downloads on buggy software (iTunes)
//why not buy CDs and rip them yourself in highest quality?


/iTunes is not your only interweb option.
//interweb options are usually cheaper, especially if you have to import a CD

Anyway about the article, that song had one hit wonder written all over it

///threes
 
2014-07-04 06:41:13 PM  
I've always like Got to Give it Up so I sort of like Blurred lines.
 
2014-07-04 06:59:26 PM  

I'm just asking questions: Nyanners version of  Blurred Lines is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRsN5STwnEQ

(NSFW lyrics)


what the
 
2014-07-04 06:59:40 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: He gave us that Polish chick, so it's all good.


And I would pound her like a screen door on a submarine.
 
2014-07-04 07:00:59 PM  
That's what he gets for being a twerk.
 
2014-07-04 08:04:08 PM  
Should take advice from Taylor Swift.
 
2014-07-04 08:06:31 PM  

namegoeshere: There are still record stores?

There are still records?


They're very obscure, you probably haven't heard of them.
 
2014-07-04 08:23:54 PM  
Show me that smile again.
Don't waste another minute on your cryin'.
 
2014-07-04 08:38:00 PM  

TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?


What's a "record"?
 
2014-07-04 09:16:03 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?

What's a "record"?


It's what Lindsay Lohan had since 2005 and growing ever since.
 
2014-07-04 09:52:50 PM  

I'm just asking questions: Nyanners version of  Blurred Lines is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRsN5STwnEQ

(NSFW lyrics)


Better than the original.
 
2014-07-04 10:38:33 PM  
And yet, he will be paid millions of dollars to produce another flop.
 
2014-07-04 10:42:33 PM  

ScaryBottles: TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?
They were a lot like iTunes but you actually had to leave your mom's basement to purchase music from them.


That seems like a fairly arbitrary requirement. What exactly was the commercial benefit of that?
 
2014-07-04 10:44:17 PM  
Marvin Gaye did that song better anyway
 
2014-07-04 11:11:45 PM  
It seems like pop has reached late-80s levels of cheeseball marketing inauthenticity where it's not even fun. On one hand it's exciting to see what will be born from record execs realizing that the public is smarter than it seems but on the other hand, the onslaught of bad marketing cash grabs hides the Black Keys own terrible shtick.
 
2014-07-04 11:12:22 PM  

TheCharmerUnderMe: What's a "record store"?


A version of iTunes where your music purchases were judged by pretentious douchebag proto-hipsters behind the counter.
 
2014-07-05 04:23:50 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Solution:  Make a video with a bunch of naked chicks in it.


Well, that would be a good idea almost anytime, to tell the truth...
 
2014-07-05 05:02:40 AM  
I don't get why Blurred Lines was a hit anyway. Boring, slow, dull melody, by a "soul" singer with a thin voice, no range, and no soul.

Oh yeah: naked supermodels in his video.
 
2014-07-05 05:07:04 AM  
I know next to nothing about this guy, but I'm starting to get curious about this video.

I'm guessing it doesn't go as far as Rammstein's 'P*ssy' video.
 
2014-07-05 08:43:17 AM  
All I know about this guy is that he was farking hilarious in Real Husbands of Hollywood.
 
2014-07-05 09:37:55 AM  
I'm intrigued about this "Polish girl". Anyone have a pic, or link?
 
2014-07-05 09:48:11 AM  
I was in a hotel last week and saw him on one of the morning news shows hawking his new album with a live performance. If that doesn't mean you've fallen hard and will soon be toast in the biz, I don't know what does.
 
2014-07-05 11:02:06 AM  

Ooba Tooba: I'm intrigued about this "Polish girl". Anyone have a pic, or link?


Blurred Lines, unrated version (NSFW of course)
 
2014-07-05 11:21:18 AM  

Alphax: I'm guessing it doesn't go as far as Rammstein's 'P*ssy' video.


Lol that song and video are hilarious.
 
2014-07-05 12:57:32 PM  
I think it's pretty lame that Thicke's career is basically been derailed and ruined by nutjob feminists free associating their rape fantasies with his song, which allowed them to paint him as a horrible misogynist, which in turn allows them to paint this new album as "stalking."  It's really farking ridiculous and shows just how empty all that rhetoric is.

But on the other hand I don't give a shiat about Robin Thicke's music, so its hard to muster up any real outrage.
 
2014-07-05 01:30:43 PM  

Repo Man: Ooba Tooba: I'm intrigued about this "Polish girl". Anyone have a pic, or link?

Blurred Lines, unrated version (NSFW of course)


Thanks! I like the Polish girl too. The gentlemen "singers"? Not a bit
 
2014-07-05 03:00:15 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Repo Man: Ooba Tooba: I'm intrigued about this "Polish girl". Anyone have a pic, or link?

Blurred Lines, unrated version (NSFW of course)

Thanks! I like the Polish girl too. The gentlemen "singers"? Not a bit


I really hate the whole trend of big pop songs always needing a rapper to come in a make an appearance in the middle, even if they totally don't fit into the tone of the song. For example, Katy Perry's Dark Horse is actually a pretty good song overall, but Juicy J just shiats all over the middle of the song when he comes in. It just feels like something a producer shoehorned in to get crossover appeal.
 
2014-07-05 03:04:47 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Ooba Tooba: Repo Man: Ooba Tooba: I'm intrigued about this "Polish girl". Anyone have a pic, or link?

Blurred Lines, unrated version (NSFW of course)

Thanks! I like the Polish girl too. The gentlemen "singers"? Not a bit

I really hate the whole trend of big pop songs always needing a rapper to come in a make an appearance in the middle, even if they totally don't fit into the tone of the song. For example, Katy Perry's Dark Horse is actually a pretty good song overall, but Juicy J just shiats all over the middle of the song when he comes in. It just feels like something a producer shoehorned in to get crossover appeal.


Could be worse, could be gitar solo
 
2014-07-05 06:04:38 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Ooba Tooba: Repo Man: Ooba Tooba: I'm intrigued about this "Polish girl". Anyone have a pic, or link?

Blurred Lines, unrated version (NSFW of course)

Thanks! I like the Polish girl too. The gentlemen "singers"? Not a bit

I really hate the whole trend of big pop songs always needing a rapper to come in a make an appearance in the middle, even if they totally don't fit into the tone of the song. For example, Katy Perry's Dark Horse is actually a pretty good song overall, but Juicy J just shiats all over the middle of the song when he comes in. It just feels like something a producer shoehorned in to get crossover appeal.


So much this.

Luckily, the Kanye West version of E.T. only appears in the video, so most versions are unsullied by his dope rhymes.
 
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