Justin Timberlake "Suit & Tie" is a Boring Rehash



It has already been asked if there is room in the pop world for two Justin's -- a reference to Bieber -- but Timberlake has a wild new school of pop experimenters to contend with. The dark horse in the sexy R&B tinged pop race might actually be Toro Y Moi's new release, Anything In Return. If there is someone poised to steal the prize from those matinee idols, my money is on Chaz Bundick.

Anything in Return evolves Bundick's chillwave genre with less ferocity then Timberlake's offerings, but it's impact feels just as strong. Lively '70s funk references, and touches from Bundick's dance project Les Sins make for one hell of a complete pop composition. There is nothing 2006 about it, and after pushing through "Suit & Tie," a few times I find myself returning to Bundick's more germane pop rather quickly.

Admittedly, it's still too soon to see Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience clearly. "Suit & Tie," is just one song off an album that is entirely capable of making up for this sleepy release. There is room in the playground for more than one defining pop album in 2013, but for now there is a clear head start. Your move, iconoclast pop icons.

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keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

Sounds like a poor rip off of Marvin Gaye for people who have never heard Marvin Gaye(and thus will think it's amazing and original)

clevertrousers
clevertrousers

you're partly right. his career is a bore. as is the entirety of the Disney conveyor belt.

DC9 at Night
DC9 at Night

Ah yes, the infinite wisdom of the Billboard chart.

Kidd Spuddy
Kidd Spuddy

Nope. but timberlake is legit, everything he has done is pretty gold. Watch this album soar to the top.

djchris3861
djchris3861

@Kidd Spuddy Like Styx, Hall & Oates, Lionel Ritchie...muzak for the masses.  

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