Justin Timberlake returned to the music world this spring with The 20/20 Experience after a six year drought of releases. The 10 track album released this past spring was just the first half of JT’s 20/20 Experience, with the second installment out on September 30th. Justin Timberlake just gets it, the man has somehow stayed relevant since his days with N’Sync via acting in movies such as The Social Network and a successful solo career. Half of what makes Justin Timberlake so good is Timbaland behind the production, I mean who else uses their voice on beats in the way the name Timbaland has become synonymous with?
After my first listen the standout songs are “Murder” with Jay Z, along with “Cabaret” featuring Drake as the two work perfectly over the Timbaland beat made with guttural throat noises, however there is not a single skip-able song. This man never ceases to amaze me, and after my first listen I would have to say this rivals part one of The 20/20 Experience.