• Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2002
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Universal acclaim- based on 155 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 12 out of 155

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  1. PaulH
    Nov 21, 2002
    This album has obvious influences from James Brown in Senorita and Michael Jackson in tracks such as like i love you and although he lacks their character- with such good production and an appealing voice the album is one of the best of the year.
  2. RosalindW
    Mar 27, 2003
    One of the best dance/relax/contemplative CD's of last year. I bought it for my daughter and steal it from her every chance I get. My only question is, now that Justin has been able to branch out into the realm of music that he really likes, will he be content to do 'NSYNC music again?
  3. May 15, 2016
    " Justified " tem seus altos e baixos, mas no geral, Justin Timberlake sempre possui uma carta na manga. (B-)
  4. JanetJ
    Dec 10, 2004
    this is good CD but if it was with his old band it would be a better CD
  5. DavidJ
    Apr 29, 2004
    i personaly think that this cd is the best cd i have heard ever
  6. Krystal
    Dec 3, 2002
    I love this album from start to finish with "Take It From Here" being my favorite single on the disc.
  7. karinal
    Dec 2, 2002
    i think it's a really cool album, and justin is an incredible artist. i like him so much, and my favorite song is cry me a river.
  8. Monica.
    Mar 26, 2003
    My god I just love this cd. All the numbers are just great, good work!!
  9. AlexE
    Apr 22, 2003
    it is a 10 he needs to work with The Neptunes again!
  10. DaveP
    Aug 22, 2003
    I give it a 9! I can dance to it. Justin Timbaland rules!
  11. JoShUaN
    Nov 29, 2002
    very creative, he has probably the best talent and he knows how to use it. justin is my idol and i look up to him, i dont think that any thing that he does is bad, and with album just proves that hes got it and will always be #1
  12. ChrisL
    Nov 8, 2002
    Hey!!!!!!!!!!! I soo love his new cd! I give it a 10! I give him props for his song "Senorita", good job jt! Now you know you got TALENT!
  13. carend
    Nov 9, 2002
    it is super good... i am in Love w/ it :)
  14. sanjap
    Jan 10, 2003
    never been a boy-band fan. justin impresses. respect. respect. cry me a river is to be listened to many many times.
  15. DanaD
    Feb 24, 2003
    The best songs have already been released (Like I Love You and Cry Me A River), but there are still a few other songs (Seniorita and Right for Me) that will keep the popularity of this CD going. Plus, there's such a mix of sounds on this CD, you can't help but listen to it all the way through and appreciate Justin's sound.
    Jan 15, 2004
    justin is the number one talented singer. he has such a wonderful voice, it makes me wanna take my temperature. he is sooooo hot!
  17. KWest
    Mar 23, 2005
    jT once a typical boy band no beat boy, has struck us all by storm! Producers such as the infamous 'Neptunes' and 'Timbaland' create something a little urban/funk for jT. Totally different but it works! As it is his first solo album, people need 2 give it a chance! Beats, Lyrics and the Flow are immense! Whatta Cracker!!!
  18. JessicaS
    Nov 12, 2002
    Justin has a great voice! He shouldnt be compared to anyone..because i dont think anyone can do as well as he did on his new album...
  19. shaunas
    Nov 12, 2002
    Great all around album
  20. LauraH
    Nov 13, 2002
    it's a new him...awesome cd
  21. Kelly
    Nov 13, 2002
  22. CharlotteG
    Nov 22, 2002
    This album is soooo good. I recomend people watch the vid too. Anyone who can move that well out of the bedroom, well.......
  23. AmandaM
    Nov 27, 2002
    He is soooooooooo hot.
    Nov 9, 2002
    This is an excellent cd.
  25. MargaritaQueteimporta?
    Nov 9, 2002
    One of the best Pop Albums I've heard in a long time. Naysayers should really give it a shot. Come Grammy time, let's hope Justin Timberlake (and, really, to give credit where credit is due, Timbaland) is among the nominees. He'll deserve to win.
  26. danielm
    Dec 18, 2002
    Brilliant throughout a good variety of slow and fast paced tunes just one or two more song's would have made it even better. A solid album with good work from neptunes and timberland. near excellent album.
  27. AdrianaV
    Jan 11, 2003
    I think Justin really did a very good job on this album, it is very creative and different from the Nsync albums. If you hear it very well it is not strait pop like everybody says , is a mixture of pop, R&B, rap, Hip- Hop and other. Definately Justin Rocks!
  28. MimiP
    Jan 17, 2003
    Off the chain. This album is BRILLIANT!! There is such a different vibe on this album, than nsync. Its brilliant. Timbaland rocks. Most of y'all probably never heard of him before. Don't hate!!
  29. CurtisE
    Dec 30, 2003
    Finally some pop music that is good! Smart move by justin for taking the V.A. route.
  30. KortneyJ
    Jan 31, 2004
    This is on of the best cd's ever! I love every song on this cd! My favorite song on this cd is ''Cry Me A River. How can you not like this cd? I know you love Britney Spears!
  31. MeghanS
    Nov 11, 2002
    This album is proof that music is therapy. There is so much adventure in this album, you have no idea what you'll hear next. All in all, I'm very impressed. Very tight CD.
  32. stephaniem
    Nov 13, 2002
    very unique with both upbeat pop, and mellow styles... in my opinion... excellent
  33. Cj
    Nov 17, 2002
    This album is AWESOME! And Justin looks SOOOOOOOOO HOTTTTT! He always looks hott! Justin, i luv ya! I honestly love this album and i appreciate all of the hard work and effort u put in2 it! Keep up the good work.
  34. RickR
    Nov 23, 2002
    Did you see his ass....Damn.....get rid of those n'suckers. I was just listening to this album and i think that i just justified my pants.
  35. Joe
    Dec 16, 2002
    I just heard this album from front to back and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed. I have never been an NSYNC fan or cared for boy band artists trying to make it solo before, but after giving this album a good listen I felt like I was witness to the birth of a major solo career. I know that much of the success of this album is due to the savvy style and ear of the production I just heard this album from front to back and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed. I have never been an NSYNC fan or cared for boy band artists trying to make it solo before, but after giving this album a good listen I felt like I was witness to the birth of a major solo career. I know that much of the success of this album is due to the savvy style and ear of the production talent, but Justin Timberlake's vocals and musical contributions can't be overlooked. He has strong references in his voice to Stevie Wonder and obviously Michael Jackson, without sounding like a Vegas impersonator. He also, unlike Michael Jackson, has a raw and natural sexuality that comes through on several tracks.Very few white male performers have this quality without coming off studied and self conscious. It's basically that "IT" factor that you can't really define. The best track for my money is "Cry Me A River" which is a powerful romantic revenge-filled piece with a hip hop flavor kind of song. It approaches an operatic tone that just haunts you even after one listen. I noticed several reviewers just writing this album off,and I have to ask them, "Did they even give it a listen"? Some of the criticism is about the lyrics being simple and immature. But what else would a young man write about given his background. Is he supposed to sing about living in the ghetto and pretend he's Vanilla Ice? This is still pop music people with a chocolaty outer shell. Justin Timberlake is just 21 and if this is his starting point as a solo artist, then I can't wait to see how his career and music unfolds in the years to come. He's a natural. Expand
  36. *~*Jen*~*G
    Dec 22, 2002
    I could never get tired of listening to Justin! Hes got the moves, looks, and hes creative! =O) His album is def great... ha, even my guy friends admit they like his music too! =P
  37. May 23, 2011
    Justified proved to be a strong first solo effort from N'Sync front boy Justin Timberlake. And while loaded with sure-fire hits (and some very memorable), as an album it sounds repetitive.
  38. Nov 14, 2013
    A decent first effort from the ex-N*Sync'er. Justin proves his commercial appeal especially in the second single, "Cry me a river", which is an letter to ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.
  39. May 4, 2015
    JT's best album so far hands down and better than part 1 without any doubts .
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. There's so little substance here, it's difficult to engage with the record or its creator.
  2. Q Magazine
    He's an even limper pastiche of [Michael] Jackson than Jackson himself. [Jan 2003, p.123]
  3. A cohesive and fairly lean work, especially compared with 'N Sync's last two albums.