In a few weeks this will be the most boring single to ever hit #1.
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He’ll premiere the song tonight on MTV at 10:30 PM EST.
this is so exciting!!!
wow! i probably should have listened to it first. thats horrible!
Boring is correct! I expect much more from Timbaland. ‘Tis a shame. Yawn!
it sounds amateur…pretentious and boring don’t mix well.
“Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body” were both excellent, well-produced singles with repeat play value. This, on the other hand, is dull, poorly put together and pretentious. I will be very disappointed if this is the best he has to offer. Who would have thought that a Paris Hilton single would blow away both Justin and Christina A. in terms of quality?? It must be very frustrating for record execs when they pump ungodly amounts of cash, time, and production talent into their best-selling stars and the result is crap like this.
Since when did Stereogum post yousendit mp3s?
That is awful. Of course, so was everything else he’s done solo. In all honesty, I prefer N’Sync, by far. No wonder I quit listening to the radio 4 years ago…
Was it produced by a 13 year old named Ashley who lives in Reno?
To many vocal accoutrements for my taste.
The production isn’t bad, but what’s going on with his voice? It doesn’t even sound like him. In a bad way. ‘Rock Your Body’ was fun and even if you hated N’Sync-ish music you couldn’t stop dancing. This, on the other hand, would probably cause me to go outside for a cigarette break. And I don’t smoke.
this is really bad. it sounds like something i did on a casio keyboard in fourth grade with worse (better?) lyrics.
This sounds like a four-years-ago Electroclash joint. In the good way. I said this when I heard some of Nelly Furtado productions, but I think Timbo heard “Hella Nervous” by Gravy Train!!!! and fell in love with it. I endorse this move.
It would probably help if justin was remotely “sexy” in any way. Unfortunately, he still comes across as a wholesome showbiz kid/cipher with very little to offer in terms of real charisma or personality. He would probably be better off performing in community musicals or something of that nature. The successful singles from his first album were attributable exclusively to the production and songwriting. On this song, where the production completely fails him, there is just nothing left to offer.
sweet seduction in a magazine/
endless pleasure in limosuine/
in the back shakes a tambourine/
nicotine from a silver screen/
Timbaland? I thought I caught of whiff of K-Fed wafting off of this…
“We’ve secretly switched Justin Timberlake’s producer, Timbaland, with Kevin Federline. Let’s see if he notices!”
Timbaland? I thought I caught a whiff of K-Fed wafting off of this…
This is really bad. Im sorry to see Timbaland trying to be an artist like every other producer. Be in video, not on the track. The Nelly Furtado song is a HIT no question. This song is very bland, the vocal effect loses its appeal very early in the song. I do like the cover art.
Erk. Sorry about the double-post.
Justin Timberlake’s solo career NAGAIUTB!
Why is Timbaland so annoying? Maybe if he spent less time singing in the background he could’ve actually made this a decent track.
It does sound a little like Electroclash, only without everything that made it fun.
I see T-bomb took a liking to the cover of Mos Def’s “The New Danger”. But, I would expect nothing less from teen pop idol’s whose idea of being original includes stealing images as well as samples of music, (i.e. Jessica Simpson’s recent theft of Madonna).
It doesn’t even sound like him. Its annoying, and somewhat painful to listen to. I great looking video may help it a bit… a bit.
Since when did the world need more Justin Timberlake? Especially Joy Division-esque monotonal electronic pop?
re: whoever mentioned reno… DONT HATE BRO.
and yeah. this is pretty bad.
Man, if this was 2002, the new timberlake song would be the electro clash anthem!
madam furtado, your chances as queen of summer have upped tenfold.
same stuff everyone else has said. production = horrible. the voice thing would work if it were for a portion of the song- but seriously, timberlake… keep to the high pitched whateverthehell, plzthxlolbbqwwjd.
the name says it all doesn’t it.
have the podcasts not worked in a long time or is it just me being retarded?
the timing is all wrong. the little ‘yeah’ sample comes like, a quarter-second too late. the beat is boring. what happened to the skittery timbo beats? what happened to those? i want them back.
and timbo is supposedly working with bjork on her new album. NOT GOOD
At least the fotos are by Terry Richardson.
This is just half-assed ebonics nonsense over a casio beat.
Awful. Just… beyond awful.
i do like this song, as repetitive as it is, as repetitive as it is. (go head be gone with it)
In response to jasons statement that paris’ song is better than Christina Aguilera’s. well thats just crazy
Best. Song. EVER.
I have no shame in admitting that I was an Nsync fan (I was 14, give me a break) so this excites me to know end.
i wish this song was actually about some girl’s back. like with a chorus about how totally awesome her butterfly tattoo is.
can’t wait to get my sexy back with my honey on the dancefloor this summer. just sayin’.
I love everything Justin does!!!!!
He is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why is he trying to look like mos def in that picture?
oh yeah the song sucks too
haha mos def album cover comparison! no more linkage workie??? maybe this has saved me valuable brain cells by not listening after reading everyone’s comments…
Refresh the link, please, so I can witness the awfulness.
You can still listen to it off of Hype Machine. And it is indeed FIRE!
you can listen to it on his myspace
and whatevs guys, i think it’s a fun track.
I think it’s a fun dancey track and I’ve already put it on my running playlist (home to all the guilty pleasures). I do think Nelly F.’s is better though.
At first I didn’t like it but then I did after like a couple of listens…but if i it heard on the radio which i will i probably wouldn’t cause obviously this song is gonna be overplayed…and that would kill any good song..this is far from good
“That’s Fire!” – Daf
Yeah I was thinking the exact same thing. Federline and Timberlake for the ULTIMATE Fall Tour!!!
i’m sure justin wants to be mos def….
and if this track was a peaches song….
all the hipsters would love it….
ya’ll are crazy. this song is great.
sounds like popazao!
Seeing as I was obsessed with NSYNC back in the day, this kindof pales in comparison to anything they did. And I will admit I liked his first solo album, but…I dunno, this seems kinda blah.
it’s just a club track that WILL be enjoyed in the club. it’s not really a video first single. the next one I’m sure will be more like that
ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZ….oh, oh, sorry. I must have dozed off there.
Can someone wake me up when the sexy finally gets here?
cry me a river was fun, but justin is nothing without riding on britney.
Oh jesus christ. I love how everyone in here is like “OMG ITS FUCKING TERRIBLE” but if the original post had been positive, I’m sure no one would have said shit.
And if you’re going to compare the song to anything, it should be DFA1979′s Sexy Results.
And with all that said, I enjoy the song, and I think its an interesting departure from his usual style.
This song is just…weird. I still can’t get over how disappointing this is…I was expecting so much better out of both Justin and Timbaland. “Cry Me a River” was so good. And Timba’s work on Nelly Furtado’s album is excellent. This song might be okay in a club. That’s about it.
I love everything Justin does and I like that he always surprises me with new stuff, This doesn’t sound like the old JT but I love it – bring SexyBack
From all the preview clips….i thought this song was gonna be jammin, but the full song is just awfull, it seems like it keep saying the same stuff over and over
i don’t know why you are all slating this song i think it is quite good! catchy!
This track HAS to be inspired by Peaches. In fact it sounds more like Peaches than Peaches does!
Chris Curtis and Justin on Tour live
Chris Curtis and Justin Timberlake on Tour live
It’s like a crappy version of the big jump by the chemical brothers.
This is a catchy beat but i dont think much of the lyrics and it doesnt sound n e think like Justin. i prefer rock ya body and cry me a river betta JUSTIN YOUR OUT OF UR SELL BY DATE LOVE SORRY TO SAY XX
I don’t know what’s wrong with his voice on this single… it’s strange, but yesterday I saw Justin perform live in Amsterdam (showcase for his new album) and I am thrilled, the new songs sounds really good, and his band his magnificent! Sexy Back was really smashing too, live completely better, I have taped a short video…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_7XAYWDoLs
Again a new song…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeRtOWOKrmc
Sounds like something off of youtube, done by a 12 year old after listening to Prince.
no es que sea una maravilla pero siendo como es una cancion que la canta el me da igual jiji for ever j.t!!!!
disappointing, weak and lame. but i just wanna know- will JT go the distance for the video?? shackled, our slave? that sounds promising.
its a good song stop hating..
its fun 2 dance 2
Are you all idiots? This is actually good his last shit suckd and Christina’s new stuff is good too they’re actually moving in different and courageous directions, it’s good, having fun, listening and feeling, is this new generation deaf? Get a grip you youngsters and expand your horizens, really, if you’re the next gen to lead us we’re fucked for music
I saw Justin in Paris 7th july at La Cigale ….
He was Amazing !! the new album futuresex love sounds is enormous !!! He offered us 5 news singles….that was AMAZING!!!
He was wonderful !!! So hot !!!!
He changed!he’s more aldut, more mature!!!
Lynn and Cameron Diaz was exited!!!they were dancing and singing all the time…
Justin was so cute!!!!So class!!!
I thank him for this show!!!Paris is yet shocked!!!
That was really Justin? I thought that was a girl the entire time. Was waiting for him to start, and then the song ended.
this is probly one of the best songs jt has eva dun! its wkd man!fuk u fukas!!! :P
no i just think we arent used to hearing this from him, so its something that has to grow on us, personally i like it, its danceable and really out of his norm so its cool with me.
i think i will cry when this reaches england because i know it will be a hit because it’s Justin Timberlake singing!!!if i ever have to listen to it again i think i will tear my ears off!!!i’m soo disappointed with justin i LOVE him but now i HATE his music!!!which is a shame…hopefully a sexy video will help!
i think i will cry when this reaches england because i know it will be a hit because it’s Justin Timberlake singing, not because it’s a good song!!!if i ever have to listen to it again i think i will tear my ears off!!!i’m soo disappointed with justin i LOVE him but now i HATE his music!!!which is a shame…hopefully a sexy video will help!
Gosh, I love it. Not usually a JT fan. I am sure I will learn to hate it over time though :)
When you first hear this song its like hmmmmm… Thats not Justin no way…But then you listen again and think to yourself hmmmmmm again…About the third time the song grows on ya…I LOVE it…Its CATCHY and the beat rocks…And it shows the grown up side of Justin Timberlake…ROCK ON!!! :D That boy is sexy in any song he does…I think it just throws people off because it’s not what you are use to hearing from him…
I think it will be a HUGE hit in the clubs… I
its quite a good song – diff 4rm his others and probably nt as good but i stil lyk it. having sed dat i fink i myte get bord of it quite easily!
THIS IS GREAT!!! THE BEAT IS THE HARDEST SHIT I EVER HEARD!! LISTEN TO IT THREE TIMES!!
AND HIS VOICE IS BETTER THAN EVER!!! LUV’N IT!
This song is funky and it gets all over me… I could dance to it until my legs give out. JT is my mang and never lets me down. The lyrics are infectious and the beat is poison that flows through my veins and I thank god everyday that Justin has brought “sexy” beack to the world, because it has been laacking.
This song is funky and it gets all over me… I could dance to it until my legs give out. JT is my mang and never lets me down. The lyrics are infectious and the beat is poison that flows through my veins, and I thank god everyday that Justin has brought “sexy” back to the world, because it has been laacking.
I can not believe I heard this on the radio already (NY MARKET), and to top it off This weekend I DJ’ed at a popular Jersey Shore bar and I had women in their 30′s asking for this. I am really surprise how bad this is for Justin!!!! But you know Radio will be pushing this one down our throats BIG TIME!!!! UGH…. Justin Come, on you can do WAY BETTER!!!!!!!!
His voice does sound a little different—but the electro clash feel is HOT!!! I love it! Isn’t that Timbaland rappin? Hell yeah!!!!!!!!
To be honest, yes we must agree, it isn’t his best work but I kind of actually like it. Even when I first heard it, I was like oh this is funky, though at the time I had no idea it was him for the obvious reasons. It could be better, but I have heard worse (Paris Hilton’s song), now personally I think she and that song is a joke but that is another story. I loved and enjoyed Justin’s first album and am anticipating for his next one. I don’t think he deserves to be getting as much terrible reviews as he is but that is my opinion. Justin has got my ok vote.
OMG JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS BACK AND HOT DAMN!!! THIS SONG IS HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! :D I LOVE IT…i already know the words to it! Justin you rock my world!!!!!!
Am I one of the only few that actually likes this song? I have NEVER been a Justin fan, but once I heard this song I fell in love. This song is absolutely amazing and such a good dance tune.
I looooove this song…. it turns me on so much when i listen to it that i can only play it when im all alone
u people are borin this song is the shit
he has tried hard and this is such a tune to dance to in clubs when ur fucked out of ur face
u try and make tunes and lets see what shit u come up with !!!!!!!
first time i heard this was off sum p2p. i swear i thought this was sum fake shit sum dude labeled jt in order to push their own tracks.
Lose the fucking 8-bit vocals timbo, i no u been creative tryin new things but seriously whats goin on?
AT FIRST I WAS NOT IMPRESSED BUT WITHIN MINUTES I CHANGED MY TUNE GREATLY! THIS IS HONESTLY VERY GOOD. THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF THE SOUND OF TODAY. IT IS ON PAR WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN FRANCE WITH ED BANGER RECORDS, KITSUNE, AND ARCADE MODE. Timberlake and Timbaland took a nice risk with that vocal effect. Productiton wise its great reminds me of Busy P and Justice. IF YOU JUST DISMISS THIS AS GARBAGE YOUR AN IDIOT. PARIS HILTON HAS NOTHING ON THIS! GREAT WORK ON NELLY FURTADO’s RECORD AS WELL. KUDOS to TIMB.
AT FIRST I WAS NOT IMPRESSED BUT WITHIN MINUTES I CHANGED MY TUNE GREATLY! THIS IS HONESTLY VERY GOOD. THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF THE SOUND OF TODAY. IT IS ON PAR WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN FRANCE WITH ED BANGER RECORDS, KITSUNE, AND ARCADE MODE. Timberlake and Timbaland took a nice risk with that vocal effect. Production wise its great reminds me of Busy P and Justice. IF YOU JUST DISMISS THIS AS GARBAGE YOU’RE AN IDIOT. PARIS HILTON HAS NOTHING ON THIS! GREAT WORK ON NELLY FURTADO’s RECORD AS WELL. KUDOS to TIMB.
This stuff lingers. I couldn’t stop bobbing my head to it. His voice has changed, but I think he wanted to sound less girly (something he has admitted of working on).
Maybe not his best, but certainly not “crap”.
i really like this song, its catchy
ya’ll shut up. justin timberlake is amazing no matter what u guys say. and hes drop dead sexy. so shut up. its music, people have all different kinds.
you know what – ‘sexy back’ is different from justin’s previous stuff and it gets better every time you listen to it. face it – people will be listening to it left right and center so get used to it.
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