Justin Timberlake : Cry Me A River

This twisted epic is an acidic, filthy little song teeming with spite and retribution...

A waterfall of tears, some sexy Jacko yelps and the malfunctioning stutter of love in its dying moments. This twisted epic is an acidic, filthy little song teeming with spite and retribution (“[I]Your bridges are burned/And now it’s your turn to cry/So cry me a river[/I]”), with [a]Timbaland[/a]’s pounding, operatic score weaving the single into a twisted work of drama and fury. Also, in the video, you get to see what Justin looks like after he’s had sex. Clue: he looks pretty good.

Peter Robinson