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  • Summary: The fifth full-length solo studio release for the pop artist features guest appearances from Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton.
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Say Something
[Intro: Justin Timberlake] Say something, Say something No, no, no Say something, Say something Say someting (Let's do it) [Breakdown: Justin... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 13, 2018
    80
    Throughout, Man Of The Woods seesaws brilliantly between pop and country. [Apr 2018, p.116]
  2. Feb 8, 2018
    67
    Man of the Woods, a funky, country-laced experiment that’s not nearly as bad as its already damned reputation suggests. Though the lyrics might be.
  3. Feb 6, 2018
    60
    Ultimately the album is three or four songs too long, but Man Of The Woods is rarely less than entertaining. Too slick to be a genuine man of ‘rough’, Timberlake nevertheless continues to lead the way in his field, even if he does so without consistently reaching the greatness he so clearly strives for.
  4. Feb 1, 2018
    50
    The majority of the highlights on Man of the Woods, from the faux-Stevie Wonder groove of “Higher, Higher” to the smooth dance-floor glide of “Breeze Off the Pond,” could have appeared on any Timberlake album, give or take a few pointedly rural references to roadside billboards and canoes. The songs that hew more closely to the Americana vibe, meanwhile, are mostly embarrassing.
  5. 50
    Expertly appointed but emotionally inert homage to the place that he says made him.
  6. Feb 14, 2018
    40
    Man of the Woods is not an outright disaster but it is a significant disappointment--a record too preoccupied with image, volte face and forced “REAL” to fully engage as a coherent piece of craftsmanship.
  7. Feb 5, 2018
    30
    A handful of decent songs do not a classic album make, much less a good one. While Timberlake can't be faulted for wanting to try something genuinely new this far into his career, the laziness of the productions and overall misguided lyrics make for an awkward fit. ... Timberlake's worst album to date.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 195
  1. Feb 2, 2018
    10
    Haters gonna say it's fake... But he did save the music... Again! Trying to merge the past traditional music with a modern sound was aHaters gonna say it's fake... But he did save the music... Again! Trying to merge the past traditional music with a modern sound was a brilliant idea, risky but worth it. You can tell he's in a different place right now. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2018
    10
    Great album, great vocals, great everything. I had to come here give a 10 and "Say Something".
  3. Feb 2, 2018
    10
    Los enemigos dirán que es falso ... Pero sí guardó la música ... ¡Otra vez! Intentar fusionar la música tradicional del pasado con un sonidoLos enemigos dirán que es falso ... Pero sí guardó la música ... ¡Otra vez! Intentar fusionar la música tradicional del pasado con un sonido moderno fue ... Expandir Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2018
    10
    eu realmente nao tenho palavras para descrever esse trabalho maravilhoso de JT
  5. Jan 3, 2021
    5
    Isso não é country JT, tente não piorar suas músicas com Pharrell e Timbaland, se inova cara
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    3
    Wow. WOOOWWWW!!!! This was not a good album at all. I honestly thought that I would enjoy this album. But, I only enjoyed maybe 3 songs out ofWow. WOOOWWWW!!!! This was not a good album at all. I honestly thought that I would enjoy this album. But, I only enjoyed maybe 3 songs out of the 16 on the project. Yeah, it was bad, didn't enjoy it at all. 3/10 for me. Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2021
    0
    Awful disgusting piece of crap. Total white trailer trash. It's so bad it's shocking

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