Timbaland Presents Shock Value Image
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  • Summary: The Hives, Fall Out Boy, Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado are among the guests on the prolific hip-hop producer's latest solo disc.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Shock Value is a far-reaching and ambitious disc; a masterpiece, even, in its own way.
  2. Timbaland's good stuff — ''Oh Timbaland,'' ''Bounce'' (with Timberlake, Dre and Elliott), and half a dozen others — is really good: music that moves the hips and stirs the head.
  3. Shock Value doesn't feel as random and indistinct as many albums by producers using all-star lineups do. [19 Apr 2007, p.62]
  4. The beats here are as staggering as ever, but of an indulgent 19 tracks, none sound like they were good enough to give to anybody else.
  5. 40
    It's strangely joyless. [Jun 2007, p.115]
  6. 40
    On Shock, Timbaland has pushed himself--he's clearly striving for some of the charisma his best collaborators ooze. [May 2007, p.113]
  7. A long collection of awful ideas and recycled ideas in the absence of an Idea.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20