It is this excess of ambition over achievement, as opposed to any real consistency, which makes FutureSex/LoveSounds more of an album than Justified was. Songs which sound puzzlingly self-indulgent in isolation-- most obviously, the smirking, tenuously tuneful first single "SexyBack"-- are cloaked in a compelling intensity and purposefulness when played in succession.
Q MagazineA set of forward-thinking pop reminiscent of Sign O' The Times-era Prince. [Oct 2006, p.115]
The Sexyback single makes wise use of filtered vocals to artificially deepen his tone and support his macho pose, but only so much can be done with studio gimmicry. He's soon back to tweeting his game in a prepubescent chirp; the more suggestive his come-ons, the funnier it gets.
JustinTimberlakeSep 15, 2006The Bomb.. Thats all I have to say about this masterpiece..I put alot of work into this album I hope you all equallly enjoy it.
RaniOct 14, 2006He's one of the mnay singers out there that can REALLY come up with AWESOME, ORGINALLY music!! that's easy listening, hot, and VERY He's one of the mnay singers out there that can REALLY come up with AWESOME, ORGINALLY music!! that's easy listening, hot, and VERY SEXY!! I LOEV IT… Expand
Feb 9, 2015At this point this album is considered a pop classic that brought a new sound to music industry. It's always a pleasure coming back to thisAt this point this album is considered a pop classic that brought a new sound to music industry. It's always a pleasure coming back to this album and it never gets boring. It has so many gems it's hard to pick a favorite. Created in 2006 but still sounds fresh and amazing. Ahead of its time.… Expand
KyleBOct 1, 2006Style and flare pieced together with some of the best beats this decade.
PaulW.Mar 29, 2007Very good album. Great production, lots of potential hits and good Timberlake's vocal. One disadvantage is the fact that without Timberland
TyeN.Sep 14, 2006Surprisingly, the album isn't half bad. It's actually about a quarter bad, though... i just can't look past his cheesy lyrics, Surprisingly, the album isn't half bad. It's actually about a quarter bad, though... i just can't look past his cheesy lyrics, and his off-putting voice. However, when you almost forget about him and just take in the mostly amazing production, you'll find something worth listening to. Since I'm not reviewing this album to bash on Timberlake, I will say that there are some songs that perfectly reflect his voice and the production. Those songs are "Sexyback", "My Love", "Love Stoned", and "What Goes Around Comes Around". My other choice tracks are "Damn Girl", and "Futuer Sex/ Love Sound" which to me sounds like Timbrlake's version of "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado (perhaps because both were produced by Timbaland). As far as production goes, this is another victory for Timbaland and his partner Nate "Danja" Hills. Fresh off of Nelly Furtado's awesome "Loose" album, they are the production team of the year. This abum is definitely worth listening to.… Expand
RafaelPSep 12, 2006Timberlake can not sing... Props to Timbaland...
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