Published Mar 17, 2013This Tuesday (March 19), Justin Timberlake will finally issue his long-awaited new album The 20/20 Experience. Some reviews of the release are already floating around out there. We liked it, while the New York Times didn't. Taking to popular message board Okayplayer, Roots drummer Questlove defended the album and, in the process, said that Timberlake will be releasing a follow-up this winter.
Here's what Questlove had to say in full:
its constructive criticism
i will say the album is OVERLY ambitious. like a LOT of ideas crammed into one.
spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision)
i admire the balls it took to make this record. cause he coulda easily urshurd his work in and made diplo his teddy riley to 20/20′s dangerous instead of sticking with timb's Quincy.
i like throwback Timb. (he played me songs out of order and off both records so i don't know what made the final cut) so i was shocked he wasn't 4 on the flooring it like the timb of 2005 was doing. like these joints were straight up missy/magoo timb and justin said he wanted timb to "get back in his real zone" even if it meant alienating the tweens born after 86 who never ever heard of the sly slick and wicked
i mean suit and tie is the MOST UNLIKELY james brown production reference
but of course unless you got a master degree in soul-ology this won't mean shit to you.
and i told him my assistant zarah (born in 88) was frowning like "i don't like this song"
and is he cool with the fact that only 35 year old people who love their soul in 95 bpm zone will "get" this song.
and he was like "why do we put all of our power in the hands of 18 year olds….i wanted to make a joint that 40 year olds would love too"
and by the time the video came out all the 86 after sect were aboard again.
(i agree the only thing i don't like about suit and tie is jay's beat switch up…..its cute….but its a pander move—if you gonna go 40…..go 40/40 with it"
anywho….i love the songs, but was worried on how he will cut the prime rib to feed to toothless babies.
ballsy move however.
i applaud ballsy moves
South Park TV Songs
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
The takeaway from this is that J.T. just might issue The 20/20 Experience Volume Two this winter. Before you cry B.S., remember that Questlove and Timberlake have spent the last week together at 30 Rock while the singer was a guest star on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The two also performed together at SXSW. Plus, Timberlake didn't exactly give us a ton of notice before dropping this album.