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The 20/20 Experience is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. It was released on March 15, 2013, by RCA Records, as the follow-up to his second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). It is considered the first half of a two-piece project, later being supplemented by his fourth studio album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013). The album incorporates neo soul styles with elements of older soul music; its lyrics discuss themes of romance and sex. Production is handled by Timbaland, Timberlake, who also serves as the album's executive producer, and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, with Rob Knox contributing to the album's deluxe edition. The 20/20 Experience received generally positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised its organic sound and hailed it as a significant pop release. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 968,000 copies – the biggest sales week of the year, becoming Timberlake's second number one album on the chart and best-selling debut week of his solo career. The 20/20 Experience became the best-selling album of 2013 in the US, making it the Billboard Year-End number-one album. The album also became Timberlake's third consecutive number-one album in the United Kingdom, topped the charts in various other countries and set a digital sales record for being the fastest-selling album on the iTunes Store. As of July 2014, sales of The 20/20 Experience stands at six million copies globally. Three singles have been released from The 20/20 Experience. Its lead single, "Suit & Tie", peaked within the top five in several countries worldwide, and reached number three in the US. The album's second single, "Mirrors", reached number one in the UK and two in the US. Timberlake embarked on the Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour with Jay-Z to further promote the album, as well as The 20/20 Experience World Tour. The album, as part of the compilation The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal Album. "Suit and Tie" and "Pusher Love Girl" won for Best Music Video and Best R&B Song, respectively.
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1. Pusher Love Girl 8m 2s
2. Suit & Tie 5m 26s
3. Don't Hold The Wall 7m 10s
4. Strawberry Bubblegum 7m 59s
5. Tunnel Vision 4m 43s
6. Spaceship Coupe 7m 17s
7. That Girl 4m 47s
8. Let The Groove Get In 7m 11s
9. Mirrors 4m 37s
10. Blue Ocean Floor 7m 22s


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Firstly to the singles, 'Suit & Tie' is lackluster; Jay offers nothing. There is a dearth of effort in some of his features and he doesn't 'rap' enough anymore instead just saying some rhymes that anyone with a voice could. Even without Jay though, I don't think that the song has anything going for it and he certainly doesn't ruin it. I've said this before in reviews as well, but despite being a hip hop fan first and foremost, often a quick 16 on an R&B or pop record is unmemorable. 'Mirrors' is better, and the best song here, but it is very much a 'Cry Me a River' clone. Elsewhere, one of the other stronger cuts, 'Tunnel Vision', really sounds like something that could have been on 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' as do a couple songs here. Others like 'That Girl' are more ol' school/throwback neo-soul influenced. On JT, I'm sure he thinks that he creates music better than it actually is. He goes for these epic eight minute songs, but they are too long and they don't change up as much as they do on 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' that worked better. Reviewer Jon Caramanica summed it up well - "seven-minute songs that masquerade as artistry". 'Mirrors' is the perfect example. 5:24 is where it should end and all it needs to be. (I find 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' to have a similar problem where the interludes connected to the end of songs are better than what comes before). 10 songs looks good and concise, but the length of the songs ruin the fluency. 'Strawberry Bubblegum' is the worst offender in this case, and probably the worst song here as well, with 'Let the Groove Get In' suffering the same fate. All in all if you love JT you'll enjoy this. I've never been much of a fan. I don't think that his voice offers much compared to the best in R&B/Pop. While I don't think he is a poor vocalist, there is something about it that I don't rate. He seems to stay within the same range for too long and it sounds a bit more forced/unnatural than it should. Almost like it's all falsetto. Elsewhere, as touched on already, some songs are too long, lacking buildup and get boring or are lyrically corny. Timbaland does a fine job with the production, but he isn't the inventive producer he once was. I don't feel like I haven't heard a lot of this before, and some of his ad-libbing can get tiresome. It would've been much better as a 50-55 minute album as opposed to a 70 minute one. Best Tracks: Don't Hold the Wall, Tunnel Vision, Mirrors


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