Review: Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake

With production that is often nondescript,《森林之人》并没有像我们期待的那样,为之前的专辑增光添彩,也没有像贾斯汀·汀布莱克那样动听。
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这并不像前两个单打让我们相信的那样糟糕,或者像一些人报道的那样,但也不是很好。People like picking on easy targets,没有比前男孩乐队更容易受到攻击的了,他们试图用一张专辑的标题来粗犷。Man of the Woodsand song titles like "Flannel" and "Livin' Off the Land" even though those were feints in retrospect.

Hard to think of a better solo career in recent memory than Justin Timberlake's,尽管他在这张专辑之前只发行了三张专辑。(我要假装他的团队没有The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2作为它自己的经验和第四张录音室专辑,但更确切地说,它是一次性的收藏。)我想大多数人都不想承认,因为他在发行专辑方面太慢了,尽管他们很高兴,蕾哈娜还是慢了一点。首张专辑中的单曲Justified仍然是上半个十年来最好的流行歌曲之一,值得所有的家庭聚会怀念,复古俱乐部,还有卡拉OK包房。I mean,说出一个比雨天背景更好地设置情节舞台的引言,以风琴线和天伯伦的“为我哭泣一条河”的公历颂歌。或者是迈克尔·杰克逊的赞歌,它比大多数迈克尔·杰克逊的歌曲《摇滚你的身体》要好。I'd rather hear "Hey Ya!" nine times out of ten,但一年前“塞奥莉塔”对房间里的每个人都做了这样的事情。

Whereas the Neptunes produced most ofJustified,Timbaland负责未来之声/爱情之声(并经常实现其所有权的未来部分承诺)和The 20/20 Experience.It's hard to think of many albums from 2013 or comebacks in general — regardless of genre — that can compete with the latter.70分钟后,时间很长,对,但它也雄心勃勃,from the cinematic "Pusher Love Girl" to the rhythmic drive of "Let the Groove Get In" to the ambient closer of "Blue Ocean Floor."

相比之下,the Neptunes produces the majority ofMan of the Woods,and Justin Timberlake's vision shifts from the futuristic未来之声/爱情之声清扫The 20/20 Experience变成更熟悉的东西:王子般的果酱(“肮脏”,"Midnight Summer Jam") or going back to American roots ("Say Something";“法兰绒”。为了实现后者,Timberlake enlists the help of Chris Stapleton coming off his productive year (if only Stapleton had释放albumsin 2017,他会和布罗克汉普顿和吉扎德国王在同一场辩论中!).

监护人的亚历克西斯·彼得里蒂斯Timbaland和Neptunes专攻的那种R&B是大胆的未来主义,while the country and southern rock Timberlake wants to evoke is entirely traditional.把两者融合在一起是一个艰难的决定,成品的质量是完全混合的,“这是公平的,但这些曲目却成为了专辑的亮点:斯台普顿帮助的“说点什么”确切地知道它成功的原因(在第一首合唱之后有点俗气的一点,所有的东西都掉了出来,这样两人就可以唱“有我罗迪和哈尔莫尼”)。

为什么?Man of the Woods失望更简单:有些歌很烂。There's the complete non-event of the lead single and album opener "Filthy".有“补给品”,这是我很长时间以来听到的最糟糕的一个钩子,它作为专辑的第二首单曲发行。有一个无意中厚脸皮的插曲“她的”,里面的妻子杰西卡·贝尔说,“他的衬衫上的小洞、眼泪和碎片是,是,是,我不在那里的过去的记忆,但是,不知何故,我我,我觉得我更了解当它对我的皮肤“这使以前的眼睛滚轴像”停止!Let me get a look good at it / So thick…now I know why they call it a fatty,OW!" look good by comparison.还有一个更亲密的“年轻人”,可能是受到Jay-Z和Beyonce的歌曲的启发,他们的孩子只有在你8岁的Silas Timberlake听的时候才会感人。

Actually,on an album with production as often nondescript as this,“补给品”是最大的失望之一,因为它可能是专辑中最有趣的作品。以曼陀林为背景的僵尸天启。但是,你知道的,就是这样Walking Dead-referencing pre-chorus and that aforementioned hook and Timberlake congratulating himself for his ability to make you cum mul-ti-ple tiiiiiimes!很难对这首歌的鼻子下潜有多严重做出充分的评论。

很容易说40分钟,11-track album would've been a vast improvement,但即使是修改版的Man of the Woodsdoesn't hold a candle to Timberlake's previous albums because the highlights aren't as colorful as we've come to expect from Timbaland or the Neptunes,或者像我们期待的贾斯汀·汀布莱克那样的旋律。如果我再也听不到这些歌,很难想象我错过了它们,including the Alicia Keys-featured "Morning Light" (one of the more melodic cuts) or the prickly guitar/bass ride of "Wave" (courtesy of Raphael Saadiq,尽管法雷尔经常重复“挥手”使歌曲变得单调)或节奏推动“蒙大拿”(坚实,但这是我之前所说的关于非描述性生产的象征。把这个加到泰勒·斯威夫特最近的声誉作为一位伟大的流行歌星所做出的令人惊讶的不光彩的贡献。C加