What makes Robin Thicke's "Sex Therapy" (Interscope) so addictive is the way he bends the latest hip-hop styles to his will.
Whether he is surrounded by the spacey stomp of "Elevatas" with Kid Cudi, the Dirty South-fueled "Shakin' It 4 Daddy" with Nicki Minaj or the playful bossa nova of "Meiple" with Jay-Z, Thicke and his smooth vocals remain remarkably on target.
He even makes a mashup of Eurodance rhythms and James Brown funk on "Rollacoasta," with help from Estelle, sound as effortless as his Princely falsetto.
THE GRADE A-
BOTTOM LINE R&B love songs for grown folks