Jason Mraz. All I Ask. Rocky Balboa. John Mayer. Daddy Yankee. Maroon 5. Recessional Songs. Wedding Music. Wedding Dancing. Rock Anthems. Moves Like Jagger. Soul Music. JAY Z. Music Mix. Dance Music. Rock Music. Music Videos. Pop Songs.
Justin Timberlake Albums. Buy Youtube Subscribers. Old School Music. Don't Hold the Wall. Strawberry Bubblegum. Tunnel Vision. Spaceship Coupe. That Girl. Let the Groove Get In. Blue Ocean Floor. Dress On. Body Count. Justin Timberlake. Justins Beat Box - Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake (CD) contributions to The Lonely Island are significant. His work on Fallon is about as important as the Roots, if only for the History of Rap segments.
Timberlake has the undeniable star quality where you just have to pay attention when he does anything, whether it be singing, acting, or goofing off. And possibly the most important part of it all is that he seems to be himself, not some fake, or some calculated PR personality designed to attract more audience. With all that praise out of the way, I still carry some doubts regarding the hype afforded to his music.
Now, to the album…. Ok, it took 10 seconds to remove all skepticism. Pusher Love Girl starts so slinky, so smooth, and so good, my heart jumped up a tick. This is a rare instance where I liked the recorded version much more than the live one. Jay-Z still stinks up the joint, but the rest of the song is boosted by the surrounding mood. Tunnel Vision carries the trademark Timberland groove over a trademark JT layered non-falsetto, with some more trademark Timbaland using his voice to supplement it all.
I need to take a minute to talk Justins Beat Box - Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake (CD) Timbaland. Staying out of the spotlight did him well, Justins Beat Box - Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake (CD) his signature production style truly shines here.
Justin brings swagger, for sure, but Timbaland sets the floor for Justin to swag across, and probably deserves more praise than JT gets. And while Timberlake looks backwards at big band sections, the song structures look forward. They are long because they are, not because they try to be. The early-middle of the album drags some, as a lot of smooth, mid-tempo tracks get lumped together. My judgement after the couple initial listens, though, is that this section of songs will be growers as will the whole album.
The more familiar you become with them, the less they drag. Some of the late tracks fall into the not-bad-not-good area of song quality. That Girl is single length, but certainly not single quality. The second single, Mirrors, runs a bit long, and probably is his least forward sounding song.
I caught some Futuresexxx vibes with a very similar structure to Cry Me a River. I must spend some time on Blue Ocean Floor, the album closer. This one did it. The song dissimilar to the rest of the album, both in mood and instrumentation. The reverse piano line permeating the track gives the track a beautiful vibe, not unlike the soundtrack to Braid. I think maybe I want the piano of Untitled 3 to fade into the background. Slap this onto the song of the year shortlist.
This album appeals to anyone who enjoys some form of pop music, which is always dangerous to say. The hipsters love it, the popsters love it, the youngsters, the oldsters. The traditionalists, the new school, moms, dads, kids, you name it. The elements for each are all here, and the enjoyable omnipresence of Timberlake is the icing on the cake. Timberlake did well to stay out of the music game for so long, but he did even better coming back. Band and 52nd Street released extended mixes of club ballads, though the bottom isn't as thick, and it comes with three bonus minutes of Sly Stone -style rhythm box puttering that facilitates more metaphorical macking.
Around its mark, "Mirrors" switches from an ideally shaped heartfelt ballad of devotion into a slog. By the seventh drifting minute, it prompts questions like "Is this where the stage hands will change sets?
Link (3) - Whatcha Gone Do? (Vinyl), Marius Müller-Westernhagen - Es Geht Mir Wie Dir (Vinyl), Lets Stick Together - Wilbert Harrison - Lets Stick Together / Kansas City Twist (Vinyl), There Goes My Everything - Engelbert Humperdinck - With Love (CD, Album), The Drip Dry Man Presents The Beat Revolver - Fuck And Forget (CDr, Album), Butterfly On A Wheel - Various - Shine On (The 80s Volume 4) (CD), How U Feel - Various - Танцевальные Хиты (CD), Off The Wall - John Fred And His Playboy Band* - Agnes English (Vinyl, LP, Album), Latino Swing, Cyganka - Ewa Demarczyk - Live (Vinyl, LP, Album), Ooh Baby - Herbie Mann - Live At The Whisky A Go Go (Vinyl, LP, Album)