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Maroon 5/Robin Thicke: LG Arena, Birmingham

Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 9 January 2014

IT MUST BE STRANGE being Robin Thicke. There he was, bouncing along with a solid if unremarkable 10-year career in R&B and suddenly 'Blurred Lines' landed him the biggest hit of 2013, and the hookline "You know you want it" prompting the more dubious honour of "the most controversial single of the decade". 

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