Justin Timberlake’s first studio album since FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience combines soulful crooning and sinful Bollywood-inspired numbers to make girls want to writhe on the dance floor. They’ll have plenty of time to do so, because all but three tracks are over seven minutes long.
But, as JT warns, dance. Please don’t hold the wall.
Other than the two singles released, “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors,” Experience generally features more repetition and rhythm than distinctive, interesting lyrics.
It starts out strong with “Pusher Love Girl,” a catchy R&B tune about being hooked on his woman’s love, serenading her, saying, “I love this high we’re on to, and I know that your supply won’t run out anytime soon.”
The little hottie he refers to throughout the album is, assumedly, his wife Jessica Biel, whom he wed in late 2012.
Probably my favorite out of them all is “Strawberry Bubblegum”, a pretty raunchy reference back to “Pop” from his ’N Sync days, “Little girl if you’d be my strawberry bubblegum, then I’d be your blueberry lollipop, and then I’d love you ‘til I make you pop.”
God, I miss those frosted tips. This album is perfect for lovemaking background music (probably) or for adding to your No Strings Attached shrine of nostalgia.