November 05, 2002

Album Review

With his debut solo album, Justified, Justin Timberlake borrows from Michael Jackson, from the Thriller-era getup and poses to the sharply modernized spin on the classic Off the Wall sound. To be sure, the sound of the Neptunes productions which dominate Justified is the best thing about the album; they have a lush, sexy, stylish feel that is better, more romantic than most modern R&B. Timberlake is a technically skilled vocalist, with a smooth falsetto. The songs are pretty on the surface -- apart from some flop Timbaland productions (which he redeems with the slinky funk of "Right for Me"), the sound of Justified works well.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. SeƱorita
  2. Like I Love You
  3. (Oh No) What You Got
  4. Take It from Here
  5. Cry Me a River
  6. Rock Your Body
  7. Nothin' Else
  8. Last Night
  9. Still on My Brain
  10. (And She Said) Take Me Now
  11. Right for Me
  12. Let's Take a Ride
  13. Never Again
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