[NEW RELEASE] JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
The superstar singer produced epic solo albums with 2002’s “Justified,’’ 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds’’ and 2013’s “The 20/20 Experience.’’ And though he tripped over his own disco ball on the second part of “20/20,” he rebounded with “Can’t Stop the Feeling!’’
Unfortunately, though, Timberlake not only missteps on “Man of the Woods,’’ he crashes and burns. He’s a singer lost in the woods.
While some of the 16 songs are enjoyable, some feel like leftover efforts from “FutureSex’’ or “20/20,’’ including “Midnight Summer Jam.” It’s almost like he rushed an album to sell around his Super Bowl halftime show - probably the best platform to help push new music in front of more than 100 million viewers.
The disappointing project is a hard pill to swallow, since Timberlake was once an idol on the level of Beyonce, launching hit after hit and working the stage like a passionate veteran, all while growing his overall sound.
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