hmv's Albums Of The Year…#9 Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Over the last month, we've asked all our staff members to vote for their favourite albums of 2013 and they've responded in droves. Over 500 albums received votes, but, after every vote has been counted, we have our final tally. Today we unveil who's bagegd the Number Nine slot and it's one of the coolest men on the planet, Justin Timberlake
It is perhaps no surprise to see Justin Timberlake featuring in our Top 10: his album is 2013’s biggest selling at 3.4 million copies and counting worldwide, outstripping runners-up Daft Punk by around 650,000. His efforts have also landed him 7 Grammy nominations for 2014.
Since his last album in 2006 Timberlake has been busy with his acting career, as well as co-purchasing Myspace, but in 2012 he began working with Timbaland on some new material for the first time in over 5 years.
The 20/20 Experience was released in two parts, then later as a compilation of both, boasting a total of 22 new songs that find JT in fine form. There are two collaborations with Jay-Z and another with Drake, but other than that it’s strictly Justin all the way.
There are some great moments on the record too, with standouts including ‘Suit & Tie’, ‘TKO’ and ‘Take Back The Night’, showing he has lost none of his ability to crank out smooth, funky R&B. Elsewhere, Timbaland’s work behind the desk ensures things stay interesting and inventive.
Critical reception to the album has been good, but the numbers speak for themselves in this case and with over 3 million units shifted, Timberlake shows why he is still box office gold.
Best Track: 'Take Back The Night
Come back tomorrow to find out what #8 is in hmv's Albums Of The Year…