The Women of Parks and Recreation - People’s Most Beautiful Issue
I dare anyone to listen to even 1% of this album and NOT get on their feet and fucking dance. TImberlake has a groove and swag about him that we haven’t seen since Michael Jackson’s heday. With Timbaland by his side, he’s able to make transcendent music. On his 3rd album, Timberlake takes the old tropes of R&B and big band music and molds it into his avant-garde/hip-hop/funk. This time around, songs are given room to expand, contract, and even transform into totally different songs. It makes for an intense experience, as it’s hard to distinguish when one song ends and another begins. It may not his a hard as FutureSex/LoveSounds, but that doesn’t seem like it was JT’s intention. Here, he sounds mature, reveling in and exploring his sound. A-
KEY TRACKS: Let The Groove Get In, Mirrors, and Don’t Hold The Wall.