Justified - Justin Timberlake
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

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  • Summary: Aw... little Justin's all grows up. First Mickey Mouse Club, then 'NSync, and now this, his solo debut. Can he be a success on his own? Well, having Timbaland and The Neptunes along as his producers certainly won't hurt.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Few songs on the album are as perfect as [the opening] two, but many of them are nonetheless excellent.
  2. Michael Jackson's probably thinking, "Man, this is the album I should've made last year!"
  3. This is Justin Timberlake squealing like Michael Jackson's pet monkey, a recipe for joy if ever there was one.
  4. 70
    A fun, contemporary pop record that's uber-cool without ever seeming forced.
  5. Timberlake, having failed to imprint his personality on 'Justified', simply stands or falls on the strength of the songs. Luckily for him, half a dozen of them - mainly Timbaland's - are brilliant.
  6. 60
    Unlike some other singers, Timberlake never seems a puppet of his hot producers. [#12, p.154]
  7. There's so little substance here, it's difficult to engage with the record or its creator.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52
  1. JanetJ
    Dec 10, 2004
    10
    this is good CD but if it was with his old band it would be a better CD
  2. MimiP
    Jan 17, 2003
    10
    Off the chain. This album is BRILLIANT!! There is such a different vibe on this album, than nsync. Its brilliant. Timbaland rocks. Most of 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!! Expand
  3. KRISTINAA
    Jan 15, 2004
    10
    justin is the number one talented singer. he has such a wonderful voice, it makes me wanna take my temperature. he is sooooo hot!
  4. MeghanS
    Nov 11, 2002
    9
    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, 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. Expand
  5. DaveP
    Aug 22, 2003
    9
    I give it a 9! I can dance to it. Justin Timbaland rules!
  6. Nov 14, 2013
    7
    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 isA 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. Expand
  7. [anonymous]
    Nov 10, 2002
    0
    nono

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