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Not the Album the Music Industry deserves, but the one it needs.
on April 3, 2013
"The 20/20 Experience" is a unique outing for an artist, one that only a select few like Justin Timberlake can get away with and still succeed. Most of the songs are like nothing heard on the radio today, but are still pleasant to the ears. Being a fan of the previous two albums, I was very anxious to get my hands on this CD. The songs take a worldly approach to music, and arrangements incorporate full bands with a horn section and multiple backup vocalists. Suit & Tie has been on the radio for some time now, mixing a pop dance hit with multiple instruments which result in a catchy good time. Mirrors, the second single, and obvious ode to his marriage; Is a great track with a great beat and wonderful, meaningful lyrics. Other excellent tracks are Pusher Love Girl, which has a strong finish and the catchy Tunnel Vision which has "single" written all over it. The other tracks fill in nicely, and you can tell that Justin and Timbaland have expanded on their "fusion" and "interlude" premise that was spread throughout "FutureSex/LoveSounds." The packaging is well done, and comes in a standard plastic CD jewel case. This album as a whole is already one of the best selling of 2013, and I expect it to win many awards, into next year. The other "half" of the 20/20 Experience is due out later this Fall, but these first 10 tracks (10 out 20, get it?) will definitely keep Justin Timberlake and pop music fans occupied until then. Glad to see Justin return to what he does best, and I am sure the music industry is happy as well, as not many other artists do it better. Do yourself a favor and make sure you check out "The 20/20 Experience."