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Justin Timberlake – Justified

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It’s nice to see Justin getting back to his urban roots. At least we know that the album title “Justified” is obviously nothing more than a hideous typo of his eponymous album. Justin has managed to enrich us via the wonders of airbrushing and modern technology. If you’ve heard his speaking voice, you’ve most likely already thanked something high and deity-ish for the miracle of synthesizers. Nasal sirens should not be able to sing, let alone talk. The masking effect of ‘complete loss of original vocals’ works wonders on ‘Justified’, no doubt sealing Justin’s fate as one of music’s greatest mediocrities.

“Cry Me A River” however, is an excellent pop ditty, blending a jamming beat with Justin’s eunuch, oops, I mean unique voice. In the video, his high notes weren’t enough to break glass, so he had to use a rock. Glowering and shiny, Justin’s videos portray him in a completely new form while his brooding techniques would be more convincing if you could actually not see through him.

I can usually interpret or translate lyrics but this has me in spirals. “Now I gotta decide if I’mma help raise your mind, see the ultimatums or me, that’s no fun”. His throat should be full of throbbing polyps by now but due to his lack of vocal participation in public venues, it doesn’t. Justin’s got his greasy fingers in every bottle of cheap fake tan – R & B, pop, contemporary, mainstream and campness. Unfortunately for him, despite his versatility, all will appeal to teenyboppers and Justin Timberlakes only.

The duet with Janet Jackson isn’t so much a duet as it is just Justin. On every track, Justin says the word “girl”, which makes me believe he’s either an extra in “The Color Purple”, overcompensating for certain rumors, or they aren’t referring to his voice when they associate him with Michael Jackson. Not to mention his duet with Nelly feels like a buddy movie with Carrot Top and Ernest.

This whole album is like *Nsync bandmate Joey Fatone. Overdone, out of place and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t like it.

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  • RYAN

    Hmmm….I’ll I can say is Thomas had something up his a** when listening to Justin’s CD. I’ve seen Justin perform many times in person, and that boy can sing. It’s talentless people like Thomas who get upset when someone like Justin makes music…WHY? Because Thomas is a bitter a** hole who could not tell what good music was if it slept with him.

  • gemma

    i think justin is well fit and is a talented singer,he can dance amazingly and i would love to do a duet with him.

  • Steph

    Anyone who thinks Justin is crap is wrong! I saw him in concert, and he’s the best i’ve seen out of all the really good people i’ve seen in concert! He’s fit, he can sing, he can write songs, he can dance and he can beatbox! What more do you want?

  • http://gratefuldread.net/fando/ Natalie

    No. Anyone who thinks Justin is crap has an opinion that differs from yours. Vive le difference, folks.

    And I think Justin is an OK singer and dancer, personally. But that’s just my opinion.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    I’m way out of Justin’s target market, and way too musically knowledgeable for most of your modern cheap boy bands. The Beatles, now THERE was a hot boy band.

    For all that, I have to give it up for at least the lead single here, “Like I Love You.” It’s a pretty snappy little piece of pop product.

    And the boy can do some decent hoofin’

  • http://gratefuldread.net/fando/ Natalie

    I’m about 20 years older than Justin, so his target audience surely does not include me. :) “Rock Your Body” is my exercise music of late, and for all the nastiness behind “Cry Me a River,” he sings it well. It’s obvious to me that this guy has some real talent, unlike too many of his contemporaries. But I can understand the criticisms too.

  • http://justintimberlake katie

    This is the best cd ever.I love justin

  • http://justintimberlake katie

    Justin timberlake is the best,Just like this cd. I love it.It is the best cd ever And i love it way more then nsync’s. You well love it.
    P.S. I love justin timberlake he is so hot.Jtlover51@msn.com

  • mehraban

    i love justin timberlake he is so sexy

  • Dew

    I bought Justin’s album the day it came out and I haven’t been disappointed at all. I think he’s a good talent and that he is still developing. The Pop music Phase is slowly but sho’ly dying down and in the years to come if he can still continue to be as creative I think he will surprise a lot of naysayyers.

    I thought the pseudo-stalker hit ‘Cry Me a River’ was brilliant, from the emotion to the video. You go J. Tim, just remember its 50 feet away or in Jail you’ll stay!

  • http://myman gggok

    justins my man im marrying him so all those girls back off!!!!!!!!!

  • diana kassir

    i love justin, his the best ,and if i would have to choose from all the boys from this planet ,i’m sure that i would choose you :JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. I LOVE YOU!

  • duane

    Good grief…Justa Tinhornfake

  • JustinLover

    Justin is sooo fit and ace..i agree that if people want to say hes crap let them. i mean we all have our own views and jt just dunt do it for some people ( i cant see y not tho) but newayz i fink his album is really gr8 and i cant wait till he brings a new 1 out it’ll b so gud… i love justin foreva n always ..!! justin ur great!

  • http://jomcintosh.tripod.com/appleridgecustomwood/ Shannon

    I really think Justin is sooo hot that i wish he was my boyfriend but to bad he broke up with Brittany Spears I mean i really like her and Justin please send me a poster through the mail sometime cause i think your good-looking.P.S Your really hot Shannon Tuttle Age:12 From Warsaw Indiana

  • Sarah e.g.

    Remember, everyone: diaries can be burned, but the Wayback Machine is forever.

  • emmy

    hello heello love yoooooooou!!!!!

  • chana

    justin is so buff if you think he’s ugly i’ll kill you got that i went to see him in concert he was so great i stood up all the way through it lemar was his surporting act he was great aswell i am mrs.c.timberlake ok bye e-mail me back any1 chana

  • Eric Olsen

    if you think he’s ugly i’ll kill you

    Wow, death penalty for aesthetic thought crime.

  • http://egdsd grace

    hiya hun i luf u loads! no offence jayme i still luf u 5 months 7 days! :)Lvya nd Justine yr ace! x muahh xxxxxxx

  • Dave

    his music is almost as crap as Lil’ Chris….pathetic