First off the album cover is terrible. The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2 is not only a terrible name but it’s also very unoriginal. He already named an album The 20/20 Experience, which also came out this very year. It felt as though Mr. Justin Timberlake didn’t have any unique ideas for a new album. The image on the cover is very lazy. Didn’t he use this same image for his last album? What was a pretty good album, he turned into a compilation that wasn’t really needed. Without having listened to a lick of this album, I can immediately tell you that this CD sucks.
I love the image that JT is going for; a 1940s, gentlemanly, speakeasy singer with soul and a sense of style. But his sense of titling a good song has gone out the window. On his last album he had Suit and Tie, Mirrors and Tunnel Vision, three great song titles that meant something before you even heard the song. Here he has True Blood, TKO, Murder, and Amnesia, titles that evoke horror and cautiousness to anyone who will ever come in contact with him.
The first song on the album is Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want), which already confuses me. Make up your mind Mr. Timberlake. Do you really want it or do you think you want it because they are going to give it to you or you want something and will take anything that they’ll give you, even if you don’t know what it is. By the way, what are they giving you and who’s giving it to you? Answers, Mr. Timberlake, we need answers.
The next song is True Blood. Guessing by the title, he may be talking about vampires, sexy vampires. He must spend a lot of time watching HBO. The only song I heard on the album is Take Back The Night, which was used in that beer commercial. From what I heard, which was maybe ten seconds of actual songs, I enjoyed it. The most ironic thing about the CD is that the final track is entitled Pair of Wings, which is hidden. I wanted this CD away from me at all cost and was hoping it would magically grow wings and fly away; I was sadly disappointed.
The CD feels as though he decided to release something to take people’s minds off of Runner, Runner. However, his effort was sub par. The things that could have made the album better would be to have a new picture for the cover and retitle some of the songs. If the first two tracks on the album were Give It To Me (I Want It Now) and Sexy Southern Vampires, then the album would have been on my list of favorite albums of the year. Shame on you Timberlake for delivering something that was more disappointing than your acting career.Google+