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Justified Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews What's this?

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Universal acclaim- based on 303 Ratings

  • 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.

Top Track

Cry Me A River
You were my sun You were my earth But you didn't know all the ways I loved you, no So you took a chance And made other plans But I bet you didn't... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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. Uncut
    Much of the album is like 1980 revisited and updated. [Jan 2003, p.115]
  4. Justin Timberlake's solo debut is good.... Was this the same Justin Timberlake from that boy band *NSYNC? Could it be? Better asked, how could this be?
  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. Blender
    Unlike some other singers, Timberlake never seems a puppet of his hot producers. [#12, p.154]
  7. Q Magazine
    He's an even limper pastiche of [Michael] Jackson than Jackson himself. [Jan 2003, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. Mar 17, 2022
    Sounds amazing! Clean flat pressing. Dynamic and nice soundstage. This one was done right!
  2. JanetJ
    Dec 10, 2004
    this is good CD but if it was with his old band it would be a better CD
  3. stephaniem
    Nov 13, 2002
    very unique with both upbeat pop, and mellow styles... in my opinion... excellent
  4. Sep 15, 2019
    It have one of the best Songs of all time, Cry Me A River & Rock your body !
  5. DaveP
    Aug 22, 2003
    I give it a 9! I can dance to it. Justin Timbaland rules!
  6. 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 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. Expand
  7. [anonymous]
    Nov 10, 2002

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