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  • Summary: Timbaland, will.i.am and Rick Rubin are among the producers on the singer's second solo set.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. There's going to be a coronation very soon, and anyone who cares to invest will be handsomely rewarded by the future king.
  2. 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.
  3. Even the lesser efforts are superior to typical chart fare.
  4. How well do Mr. Timberlake and Timbaland work together? So well that they can make even the world’s most irritating percussion instrument, the human beatbox, sound pretty good.
  5. The enjoyable, forgettable FutureSex/LoveSounds may be a just-okay Timberlake album, but it's a great Timbaland demo reel.
  6. A set of forward-thinking pop reminiscent of Sign O' The Times-era Prince. [Oct 2006, p.115]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 132
  1. kieshad
    Sep 16, 2006
    10
    Awesome Cd, Justin has shown what a true artist he is.
  2. emmanuelt
    Oct 15, 2006
    10
    Really catchy beats and amazing vocals. Justin made a masterpiece.
  3. May 4, 2015
    10
    hinario, melhor álbum ou nao porque são todo otimos e maravilhosos que fica dificl escolher né kkkkkkk enfim arrasou uma biblia of the pop tehinario, melhor álbum ou nao porque são todo otimos e maravilhosos que fica dificl escolher né kkkkkkk enfim arrasou uma biblia of the pop te amo e te adoro Expand
  4. KyleB
    Oct 1, 2006
    9
    Style and flare pieced together with some of the best beats this decade.
  5. PaulW.
    Mar 29, 2007
    8
    Very good album. Great production, lots of potential hits and good Timberlake's vocal. One disadvantage is the fact that without Timberland
  6. TyeN.
    Sep 14, 2006
    7
    Surprisingly, 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. Collapse
  7. RafaelP
    Sep 12, 2006
    0
    Timberlake can not sing... Props to Timbaland...

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