Justin Timberlake in 2013

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The recent albums gave off such a bad whiff of stink that despite loving his first two records I've listened to 20/20 all the way through maybe once and the second one never. And it really irks me that the only two JT songs I hear on the radio with any regularity is "What Goes Around ..." and "Mirror." It's almost as if they're afraid to play "Cry Me A River" or "Like I Love You" for fear that people would rather hear them.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 February 2014 15:11 (six years ago) link

"TKO" is without a doubt his worst ever single right? i mean, even worse than the one that literally got turned into a mcdonalds jingle

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 24 February 2014 15:12 (six years ago) link

"not a bad thing" sounded good on fallon

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 24 February 2014 15:13 (six years ago) link

"I'm Lovin' It" was great idc idc

MISTERSNRUB (some dude), Monday, 24 February 2014 15:14 (six years ago) link

"Mirrors" might not be his worst single, but it's his worst HIT single, at any rate.

Eric H., Monday, 24 February 2014 15:36 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

love "not a bad thing" on the radio, song has a total summer jam feel

surfbort memes get played out, totally (k3vin k.), Sunday, 13 April 2014 02:53 (six years ago) link

Otm

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:12 (six years ago) link

Oh yeah -- his best single since 2008

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:21 (six years ago) link

The single version, of course: the album version is a monstrosity.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:21 (six years ago) link

mehhhhhhhh

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:29 (six years ago) link

I feel like the most damning thing about Part 2 is that none of the singles have been as good as "Suit & Tie" or "Mirrors"

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:29 (six years ago) link

oh man nabt towers over mirrors and is on par w suit and tie. but the rest of that album is no no no

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:32 (six years ago) link

and I'm not even a mirrors detractor

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:32 (six years ago) link

I feel like the most damning thing about Part 2 is that none of the singles have been as good as "Suit & Tie" or "Mirrors"

― steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:29 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i like "mirrors" a lot and tolerate "suit and tie", but haven't these songs been widely panned?

surfbort memes get played out, totally (k3vin k.), Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:50 (six years ago) link

I think that's rev's point

Tim F, Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:57 (six years ago) link

Looks like it'll be his first American top ten in almost a year.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 April 2014 13:05 (six years ago) link

Not A Bad Thing sounds like the second single (after a Max Martin jam) on an *NSYNC reunion album named All Grown Up. So yeah it's the best single he's had in a while.

da croupier, Sunday, 13 April 2014 14:12 (six years ago) link

yeah it really is the mildest thing he's made since N Sync, isn't it. it came as a relief after "TKO," but the more i hear it, the less i like it. the staged viral campaign w/ the couple getting engaged while the song is playing is so so lame, too.

some dude, Sunday, 13 April 2014 14:55 (six years ago) link

don't know how I feel about the chorus' false humility either; coming from a dude with Justin's wealth he sings it like a threat.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:01 (six years ago) link

So don't act like it's a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might fuck around and find your dreams come true with me
Spend all your time and your money just to find out that my love was free
So don't act like it's a bad thing to fall in love with me, me

i looked up the chorus cuz I find the opening "with me/with me" rhyme really insipid and grating, and it turns out he threw a "fuck" in there too that i was unaware of.

da croupier, Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:05 (six years ago) link

between this and jessica biel producing a TV pilot about a bachelor living the high life in NYC who has a sudden change of heart after babysitting his nephew. He hires an aspiring actress to play his wife, and things get complicated when he finds himself falling for her those two are painting a pretty horrifying picture.

da croupier, Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:07 (six years ago) link

So glad I'm overseas where I don't have to deal with this shit

, Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:14 (six years ago) link

Dunno that ppl have to deal w it onshore

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:49 (six years ago) link

"I feel like the most damning thing about Part 2 is that none of the singles have been as good as "Suit & Tie" or "Mirrors""

this is true and it is also much more of an insult than stated

katherine, Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:17 (six years ago) link

"Brand New" off the Pharrell album is so easily my favorite thing he's done in a while, really reaffirms that i much prefer P to Timbaland as a creative foil for Justin.

some dude, Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:30 (six years ago) link

seconded

balls, Sunday, 13 April 2014 17:03 (six years ago) link

idk feel like "Brand New" never takes off as much as it should and Justified doesn't really hold up outside of the singles mostly

Still like part 1 even though its flaws became more apparent over time. part 2 has some good stuff amidst some bad ideas but can't say I come back to it much. this single's pretty eh imo but I'll take it over "Mirrors"

nova, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:28 (six years ago) link

"Brand New" off the Pharrell album is so easily my favorite thing he's done in a while, really reaffirms that i much prefer P to Timbaland as a creative foil for Justin.

― some dude, Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:30 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

it's so horrible that pharrell is putting "marilyn monroe" out as the next single, that song is trash

le goon (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:54 (six years ago) link

lol i like "mirrors" a lot and tolerate "suit and tie", but haven't these songs been widely panned?

― surfbort memes get played out, totally (k3vin k.), Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:50 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think that's rev's point

― Tim F, Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:57 AM Bookmark

I like "Suit & Tie" a lot and tolerate "Mirroors", but that was my point

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:50 (six years ago) link

haha I'll let my "Mirroors" typo stand

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:50 (six years ago) link

JT is coming back to play Chicago at the end of the year. Which would make this his ... sixth stop here since winter of 2013? At least?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:53 (six years ago) link

the near-unanimous hatred for Mirrors is so weird to me. like i understand some ppl not liking it but everyone? obviously i am wrong about it.

alpine static, Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:00 (six years ago) link

It's like your my MIRROOR

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:03 (six years ago) link

err you're obv

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:03 (six years ago) link

I love Mirrors, haters be damned.

schwantz, Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:21 (six years ago) link

i mean, let's be real, any song that sold millions of downloads and broke radio airplay records is not unanimously hated. outside of this message board it's pretty well regarded. even on Pazz & Jop it just barely missed the top 10.

sucks tho.

some dude, Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:34 (six years ago) link

i looked up the chorus cuz I find the opening "with me/with me" rhyme really insipid and grating, and it turns out he threw a "fuck" in there too that i was unaware of.

― da croupier, Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:05 AM (8 hours ago)

the lazy rhyming doesn't really bother me, since the rhyme is such an unimportant part of the hook -- it's all about the groove. it doesn't really get in the way

surfbort memes get played out, totally (k3vin k.), Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:46 (six years ago) link

xpost: yeah i didn't mean unanimous globally, just 'round here. i'm kinda surprised it placed so high on p&j

alpine static, Monday, 14 April 2014 00:07 (six years ago) link

i like it too

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 14 April 2014 00:17 (six years ago) link

think we need Don 'n' Glenn to opine on the Timber.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 April 2014 00:19 (six years ago) link

well yeah

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 14 April 2014 00:31 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

i don't suppose any of you clever internet detectives could track down the three edits ("no bullshit" and "album side length" and "just hooks") of this album that were originally posted here:

http://the2020experience.bandcamp.com/album/the-20-20-experience-no-bullshit

― some dude, Monday, March 25, 2013 11:13 AM (seven years ago)

could ya?

alpine static, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:47 (one month ago) link


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