On his 2002 debut, ‘Justified’, Justin Timberlake was the guy in all-white tracksuits, chirpsing “Gonna have you naked by the end of this song”. On this, his third, it’s all drinks, dinner and plans to “make love on the moon” in his “space lover cocoon” (it is on the R Kelly-styled ‘Spaceship Coupe’ anyway). In 2013 JT’s on that marriage and luxury bath shit and while it’s a good listen, every song drags. Even on album highlight ‘Mirrors’ a robot voice repeats “you are the love of my life” 35 times in eight minutes. It’s too much, especially when Frank Ocean and Miguel are doing better R&B jams in under four minutes. Best enjoyed with some time on your hands and a very active sex life.
- Record label: Sony
- Release date: 01 Apr, 2013