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Love After War
Love After War
is the fifth studio album by American R&B recording artist Robin Thicke. It was released on December 6, 2011, by Star Trak Entertainment in the United States. Love After War
Love After War
also features guest contributions by American rapper Lil Wayne.[2]

Contents

1 Singles 2 Reception

2.1 Critical response 2.2 Commercial performance

3 Track listing 4 Personnel 5 References 6 External links

Singles[edit] The album's lead single and the title track "Love After War", was released on October 11, 2011.[3] It officially impacted U.S. Urban radio on October 18, 2011.[3] The music video was released on November 21, 2011.[4] It impacted Smooth Jazz radio on November 22, 2011.[5] The album's second single "Pretty Lil' Heart" featuring Lil Wayne, was released on November 8, 2011.[6] It impacted Urban and Urban Mainstream radio on November 21 and November 22, 2011.[6] The music video was released on March 2, 2012.[7] "All Tied Up" was released as the album's third single. It impacted Urban Adult Contemporary radio on April 10, 2012. The music video was released on June 7, 2012.[8] Reception[edit] Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [9]

Entertainment Weekly (B+)[10]

The New York Times (mixed)[1]

Rolling Stone [11]

Slant Magazine [12]

USA Today [13]

Allmusic
Allmusic
editor Andy Kellman commented that "Thicke has settled into a suave, and even more swashbuckling, sound" and wrote of its second half of seductive ballads, "They don’t offer much in the way of development from Thicke’s recent past [...] but they should get the job done."[9] Slant Magazine's Matthew Cole "Thicke spends most of Love After War
Love After War
singing in full voice, with mixed results", adding that "since Love After War
Love After War
stretches its seduction routine out for 17 tracks, the weight of its throwaway songs starts to add up."[12] Nate Chinen of The New York Times
The New York Times
wrote that Thicke "ask[s] you to admire his tasteful slickness without delving much deeper than the surface."[1] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
writer Jody Rosen stated, "Thicke spends a lot of time pondering romantic turmoil, but he's at his best when he reverts to classic loverman form: squeezing gentle bossa nova chords on his acoustic guitar, and letting his feathery upper register do the dirty work."[11] Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
complimented Thicke's "creamy voice" and stated, "At 17 tracks, his loverman act grows a little exhausting, but perhaps he's just giving wannabe lotharios a seduction time frame to aspire to."[10] Elysa Gardner of USA Today
USA Today
wrote that the album "can find him self-consciously smooth at times, suggesting too much artful foreplay. Still, this is a consistent showcase for his dextrous singing, which evokes pop/R&B icons from Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
to Michael McDonald," complimenting "his ability to serve old-school textures with a fresh and not-too-shiny finish."[13] Commercial performance[edit] The album debuted at number 22 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart, with first-week sales of 41,000 copies in the United States.[14] Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Robin Thicke, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "An Angel on Each Arm"   4:12

2. "I'm an Animal"   4:05

3. "Never Give Up" Thicke, M. Garcia 2:37

4. "The New Generation"   3:59

5. "Love After War"   3:16

6. "All Tied Up"   3:53

7. "Pretty Lil' Heart" (featuring Lil Wayne)   3:35

8. "Mission"   2:46

9. "Tears on My Tuxedo"   5:14

10. "Boring"   3:28

11. "Lovely Lady"   2:05

12. "Dangerous"   3:42

13. "Full Time Believer" Thicke, Bobby Keyes 4:03

14. "I Don't Know How It Feels to Be U"   5:30

15. "Cloud 9" Thicke, Bobby Keyes 2:57

16. "The Lil' Things"   2:47

17. "What Would I Be?"   3:23

Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)

No. Title Length

18. "Stupid Things" 4:54

19. "Compass or Map" 3:55

20. "We a Family" 3:35

Sample credits

"Never Give Up" contained a sample of José Pablo Moncayo's 1941 piece Huapango.[9]

Personnel[edit] Credits for Love After War
Love After War
adapted from Allmusic.[15]

Sarah Alminawi – marketing coordinator Beau Benton – publicity Al Branch – management Moses Burdon – design John Codling – cover painting Larry Cox – bass, Fender Rhodes, organ, piano, strings DJ Mormile – A&R Tiffany Ferguson – A&R Michael "Mike Banga" Gahadia – engineer M. Garcia – composer Karen Goodman – marketing Nick J. Groff – A&R Bernie Grundman – mastering Lamar Guillory – horn Andre Harrell – executive producer Justin Hergett – mixing assistant Stephanie Hsu – creation Neil Jacobson – executive producer, management Bobby Keyes – bass, composer, guitar, soloist Joe "Dr. Soose" Liemberg – horn Anthony Mandler – photography

Garnett March – promoter Tony Maserati
Tony Maserati
– mixing Justine Massa – creation Jarius Mozee – bass, guitar Jason Nower – photography Jennifer Paola – A&R Pro-Jay – bass, bells, drums, engineer, flute, guitar, horn, instrumentation, organ, producer, strings Furqan Raschke – A&R Brenda Reynoso – publicity Gee Roberson – management Jamie Roberts – legal counsel Kate Rosen – publicity Kam Sangha – producer Amanda Silverman – publicity Chris Tabron
Chris Tabron
– mixing assistant Matty Taylor – bass Anna Tes – design Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
– art direction, bass, composer, drums, executive producer, Fender Rhodes, piano, producer, vocals Jeanne Venton – A&R Tracey Waples – management

References[edit]

^ a b c Chinen, Nate (December 6, 2011). "New Music - Amy Winehouse, Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
and T-Pain". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  ^ Daw , Robbie. "Robin Thicke’s ‘Love After War’ Album
Album
Cover, Tracklist Revealed." Idolator. http://idolator.com/6064962/robin-thicke-love-after-war-album-cover-tracklist (accessed November 17, 2011). ^ a b https://www.webcitation.org/62Q0SNpDi?url=http://www.allaccess.com/urban/future-releases ^ "Video: Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
– 'Love After War'". Rap-Up.com. 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2012-02-29.  ^ "®R&R :: Going For Adds™ :: Smooth Jazz ®". Gfa.radioandrecords.com. 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2012-02-29.  ^ a b https://www.webcitation.org/63T8ghzcV?url=http://frequencynews.com/ ^ " Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
Channels James Dean in 'Pretty Lil' Heart' Video". Rap-Up.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02.  ^ "Video: Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
– 'All Tied Up'". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01.  ^ a b c Kellman, Andy (December 4, 2011). " Love After War
Love After War
- Robin Thicke". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Review. Retrieved 2011-12-04.  ^ a b Anderson, Kyle (November 30, 2011). " Love After War
Love After War
review - Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc.
Time Inc.
Retrieved 2011-12-04.  ^ a b Rosen, Jody (December 6, 2011). "Love After War". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  ^ a b Cole, Matthew (December 6, 2011). "Robin Thicke: Love After War". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  ^ a b Gardner, Elysa (December 5, 2011). "Listen Up: Robin Thicke, The Roots, T-Pain, Nils Lofgren album reviews". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  ^ Jacobs, Allen (2011-12-14). "Hip Hop Album
Album
Sales: The Week Ending 12/11/2011 Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-29.  ^ " Love After War
Love After War
- Robin Thicke". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Credits. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 

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Discography Production discography Awards and nominations

Studio albums

A Beautiful World The Evolution of Robin Thicke Something Else Sex Therapy: The Session Love After War Blurred Lines Paula

Singles

"When I Get You Alone" "Wanna Love You Girl" "Lost Without U" "Can U Believe" "Got 2 Be Down" "Magic" "The Sweetest Love" "Dreamworld "Sex Therapy" "Shakin' It 4 Daddy" "Love After War" "Blurred Lines" "For the Rest of My Life" "Give It 2 U" "Feel Good" "Get Her Back" "Morning Sun" "Back Together"

Featured singles

"Shooter" "Somebody to Love" "Fall Again" "Calling All Hearts" "I Don't Like It, I Love It"

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