Anyone who heard 'When I get You Alone' on the radio would've been forgiven for thinking Robin Thicke was a black artist. It's a shock when you find out that he's a skinny white guy, because his voice just doesn't seem to match his appearence.
It's a Beautiful world is a really unusual album, not least because it's so difficult to catergorise. Some songs are reminiscent of Tom Waits, others sound like something the Beatles would've come up with, others still sound like Lou Reed, and then of course there is the song most people will spring for the album for: When I Get You Alone, which could only be classed as Thicke. Such a fantstic tune, it's worth the cost of the album and anything else you like is going to be a bonus.
Some of the tunes are just downright strange. Shooter has got to be beg a question or two, but even so, it sounds GOOD.
On the whole Thicke is definitely an acquired taste, but if you're open minded to contemporary funk, jazz and rock, give it a go.