The Timberlake-esque twang continues with the overwrought, overlong "Bout It" — one of the soggier joints on the project — as JMSN pushes forth a '90s R&B electronic organ-, guitar- and snare-driven aesthetic. The evidence presents itself with vibing numbers like the Soul II Soul-oriented "Waves," the PM Dawn-ish "All Apologies" and the jazzy "Score." While the overall production is polished and aurally on point, JMSN is a touch overlong at 14 songs and beholden to a throwback '90s R&B/soul sound that will either blow your mind or feel repetitive, depending on your age and/or sensibilities.
That said, the inherent craft and charisma involved present a musical case that's hard to hate on — the intriguing JMSN holds together as something that should garner attention. (White Room Records)