3.10.2013

Justin, I Still Love You...Even Though You Straighten Your Hair

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I felt like it was about time that I offer my views on Justin's new music. I am, after all, a part of his inner circle.

Let me be quite honest about "Suit and Tie." Justin--this really is just a B-Side single. It doesn't have the pizazz of "My Love," the innovation of "Sexy Back," and the sophistication of "Cry Me a River." It's not your best effort. You can add all the A-List rappers you want to spruce it up, it will still be just okay. "Mirrors," is better; however, it's instantly reminiscent of stuff you've done before. 

My greatest fear is that this new album of yours will just be an extension of the magnificent Future Sex/Love Sounds. I always thought of that album as your Off the Wall moment. Of course, this means the following album should have been your Thriller. I'm not quite sure we're heading in that direction, and maybe that's too much pressure to put on one artist...but it's because I believe in you, kid! 

Now, I still have faith in you. I've heard "Pusher Love Girl," which is Motown-infused and thus wins my heart. I have yet to hear the other tracks and I still believe you're going to bring us something magnificent. And there's something to be said for hearing real instruments on the radio again, not just techno-infused dance numbers. 

So, this is not your Thriller, but I will say I'm thrilled to hear the rest. Quite honestly, you could put out an album of belching and hand-clapping, and I'd still love it, I'm sure. So put on that Suit and Tie, and shake your booty something fierce. We all like it when you do that. But seriously, Justin--stop straightening your hair.

8 comments :

  1. I'm not a big fan but Mirrors is brilliant!

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  2. I agree about suit and tie. I haven't heard mirrors yet, but it sounds like it's better. Although I must say, I'm a fan of his new hair style. It's kinda vintage and I'm a sucker for that.

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  3. Off The Wall. There's an album. You want to know my thoughts on Suit and Tie? HA! ;-)

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  4. haha! I'd listen to him belch and clap too.

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  5. Suit and Tie grew on me. It's not my favorite of his, but I like it. I'm curious to listen to the rest of his new album. I'm hoping they'll make it available on Spotify soon!

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  6. i am not super thrilled about the whole cd. but he's still yummy and all sans the hair he has at the moment. funny thing is whenever i see him on tv or so, i have to think of you. LOL
    oh, and speaking of which...i watched jimmy fallon and this week (i hope you know this) is justin timberweek. so he's on. and last night's (tuesday) was amazing. he brought sexy back...just saying. :)

    xoxo

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  7. I just realized it's been forever since I even checked your blog! I was keeping up on my kindle, but since I got my iphone i hardly ever use my kindle! I listened to the whole album while working....I like mirrors but only because the lyrics are good, it sounds like other songs i have heard before. Everything else is just "okay" not really impressed...I was going to buy it, but I don't think I will now. Maybe just a select few songs that I like.

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  8. I totally agree about the belching and clapping. In fact, I think he should release that album JUST because you thought of it. Maybe tell him on Twitter, and see what happens. Also, his straight hair makes him look like Conan O'Brian.

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