This follow-up to his FutureSex/LoveSound smash album has JT continuing his fruitful collaboration with Timbaland on this eclectic album full of jams and grooves. “Suit & Tie” (f/ Jay-Z), “Mirrors,” and “Tunnel Vision” were the 3 singles released, but you’ll also find ear candy in catchy “Let the Groove Get In,” hypnotic “Don’t Hold The Wall,” and understated “Blue Ocean Floor.” Eight of the songs exceed 6 minutes or more in length showcasing Justin’s unpredictable vocal arrangements and lyrics paired with Timbaland’s evolving mastery. This album would be followed up by a “part 2” album six months later. Both albums would debut at #1 on the Billboard charts and produce top 10 singles for JT.
—Darren McGill, Columbus OH