CD Review: Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has a problem. He is a mediocre white man and his mediocrity has finally arrived in the public consciousness through his decision to galavant into the forest in his new album, Man of the Woods.
Timberlake tries to be a soulful, emotional singer but it doesn’t come across as anything other than a confusing mishmash of beats. His song “Filthy” is a throwback to his “Sexyback” days, but it’s a harsh juxtaposition against his new country-folk style songs as heard in “Flannel.”
This album was marketed as if Timberlake was going back to his Tennessee roots but actually sounds more like the journal of a man who went camping one time. It’s time for Timberlake to take his newfound plaid, crawl into the woods and finally die. Go listen to Janet Jackson.