Thursday, March 21, 2013

Diary of a Fangirl: Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience"

I've been a fan of Justin Timberlake since his N*Sync days, and as he has grown and matured both literally and in the music industry, I've appreciated his style of music.

I haven't bought The 20/20 Experience, but I am seriously contemplating doing so (I don't take buying an entire album lightly.  Maybe I'm one of those music snobs).  There are only ten tracks on the album (and the songs averaging 6.9 minutes) for eleven bucks.  His first single, "Suit & Tie"--I have to be honest, I wasn't crazy about it upon first hearing it.  But I will say that it represents a true testament to successful marketing.  After hearing it over and over again in commercials and on the radio, I've come around to liking it very much.

This latest album only has ten singles, and after listening to the samples given, I realized that my earlier thought that "Pusher Love Girl" was the best song on the album is more than likely correct.  I loved that song upon first hearing it at Justin's Grammy performance earlier this year.  "Blue Ocean Floor" seems to have potential...but I am not sure.  It's a bit reminiscent of Radiohead, actually.

I'll probably end up buying just those two singles.


1 comment:

  1. I'm on a indefinite boycott of JT, so I won't buy his stuff, but I did listen to it. The beats on some of the songs are bananas! I wish Timbaland would put out an instrumental album (that, I would buy). Anyway, minus the terrible lyrics and iffy singing, the standout tracks to me are Pusher love girl, That girl and Spaceship Coupe.