Futuresex/lovesounds(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2007)

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Probably JT's Best Yet!!!

by sweet_leilani71@yahoo.com on 2/27/2008

I think this has to be his best work yet! He's definitely improved from years ago, and is on his way to proving himself as a talented artist. I hope he continues on to become a legendary performer.

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Product Overview


Label Forced Exposure
SKU 206346938
UPC 886971739121
UPC 14 00886971739121
Format CD
Release Date 11/27/2007
Author Justin Timberlake
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Associated Artist/Work Ciara
Associated Artist/Work Smooth Jazz All Stars
Associated Artist/Work The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Technical Info
Engineer Ethan Willoughby; Andros Rodriguez; Padraic Kerin; Paul J. Falcone; Jeff Chestek; Jimmy Douglass; Pat Viala; Jason Lader
Producer Justin Timberlake; Timbaland; Rick Rubin; Timbaland
CatalogID 88697173912
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 11/27/2007
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 109m : 17s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971739121
Musical Guests
Three 6 Mafia
Missy Elliott
50 Cent
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Justin Timberlake (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Justin Timberlake; Timbaland (vocals, rap vocals, various instruments, drums, programming, background vocals); T.I., Three 6 Mafia (vocals, rap vocals); will.i.am (rap vocals); Bill Pettaway, Paul Blake, Smokey Hormel (guitar); John Wittenberg, Brian Benning, Richard Adkins , Gloria Justen, Michele Richards, Mari Tsumura, Mario de Le¢n, Jennifer Levin, Pamela Gates, Yvette Devereaux, Natalie Leggett, Igor Szwec, Emma Kummrow, Josefina Vergara, Susan Chatman, Mark Cargill, Charlie Bisharat, Tereza Stanislav (violin); Cameron Patrick, Patrick Morgan, Matthew Funes, Jimbo Ross, Davis A. Barnett, Darrin McCann, Andrew Duckles (viola); Timothy Landauer, Jenny DLorenzo, Suzie Katayama (cello); Jeff Clayton , Valarie King (flute); James Ford (trumpet); Clarence McDonald (organ); James Gadson (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Timbaland; Jimmy Douglass; Andrew Scheps; Serban Ghenea.
Audio Remixer: Keith Sengbusch.
Recording information: Akademi Mathematique Of Philisophical Sound Research, L; Arch Angel Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Chung King Studios, New York, NY; Conwaystudios, Hollywood, CA; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; The Document Room, Malibu, CA; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; Thomas Crown Studio, Virginia Beach, VA.
Photographer: Terry Richardson.
Music critics and highbrow listeners may look down their nose at Justin Timberlake, doubting that the celebrated former N'Sync leader is good for more than light, frothy dance-pop. Timberlakes's sophomore effort, FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS, should make both camps rethink that stance. While the album certainly sets out to entertain, it's also full of ambitious, well-constructed grooves that prove the superstar is serious about getting down and dirty. The album steps up the Michael Jackson-influenced sound of JUSTIFIED by delving deeper into club music, hip-hop, and funk, creating a bumping, writhing soundtrack for a set of songs unabashedly about sex.
Timberlake spared no expense recruiting some of the best producers on the scene. Beatmaker extraordinaire Timbaland is a primary collaborator, and his experimental stutter-funk landscapes make for the album's best moments (the title track, for example, or the spare, driving lead-off single "Sexyback"). Early Prince is a major touchstone for much of the disc, but Timberlake also draws on rolling, Dirty South jams ("Chop Me Up") and smooth, urban-contemporary loverman R&B ("My Love"). Its obsession with the bedroom notwithstanding, FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS shows Timberlake moving toward an exciting musical maturity.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is best new tracks are thrilling....Some of the up-tempo stuff flirts with mechanical muscle-flexing..."
Rolling Stone (p.106) - Ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[O]ne of the year's most enduringly pleasurable hits."
Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "Superior tracks like 'LoveStoned' and 'What Comes Around,' suggest a happy middle path, where Timberlake can equally embrace Timbaland's canny beats and his own vocal helium."
Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "[T]he two Tims create a boldly forward-thinking soundtrack for nocturnal amusements like club cruising and rump shaking."
Q (p.122) - Ranked #36 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] hyper-confident mix of stripped-down R&B and '80s electro soul."
Vibe (p.142) - "He's still got a lithe, lovely vocal instrument and a falsetto that evokes El DeBarge."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The titles] leave no doubt as to the chief Timberlake brand value, and the louche synth funk and electro-flavoured R&B therein make a pretty seductive back-up argument."
Disc 1
1 Futuresex/Lovesound
2 SexyBack
3 Sexy Ladies / Let Me Talk To You Prelude
4 My Love
5 Lovestoned / I Think She Knows Interlude
6 What Goes Around.. / Comes Around Interlude
7 Chop Me Up
8 Damn Girl
9 Summer Love / Set The Mood Interlude
10 Until The End Of Time
11 Losing My Way
12 (Another Song) All Over Again
13 Until the End of Time - (featuring Beyonc?)
14 SexyBack - (DJ Wayne Williams Ol' Skool remix, featuring Missy Elliott/Timbaland)
15 Sexy Ladies - (remix, featuring 50 Cent)
Product Attributes
Artist Timberlake,Justin
Label Jive/silvertone Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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