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Part One and Two of Justin Timberlake's epic pop experiment The 20/20 Experience form a portrait of a man who's reached the top of the world only to find he's not sure exactly what to do with all he's gained to get there.
It was with great anticipation that all of us got our first listen to Justin Timberlake's new album at some point in the past few weeks. Here are four takeaways I have picked up from three weeks of listening to The 20/20 Experience.
Make no mistake: this is the most musically ambitious album that Timberlake has ever made. That being said, it's utterly remarkable how short-sighted the songs are on an album that's called The 20/20 Experience.