Album of 2013: Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience: Part 1

American recording artist Justin Timberlake is one of those kind of artists that puts most in a good mood when they hear his music. He is a quality musician, one that stands the test of time, and reinvents himself throughout the course of his career. With the release of The 20/20 Experience: Part one earlier this year, Justin Timberlake went from smooth rhythm and blues entertainer to classic soul sensation. He did so wonderfully.

From great tracks on the record such as his hit single “Suit & Tie”, to songs like “Strawberry Bubblegum” and “Spaceship Coupe”, Justin Timberlake showed the world music can in fact be the perfect combination of class and  sensuality.

Jody Rosen, writer for Rolling Stones magazine, emphasized this point.

“The 20/20 Experience is the biggest pop event of 2013, but it’s not quite a pop album. Its sense of musical space-time is more elastic and sprawling than anything on the radio.”

This neo-soul record is a few steps away from the conventional pop “let’s get drunk and ultimately have sex” type of crooner music. It brings back the heartbeat of Tennessee blues mixed with soulful charm and dealt with maturity.

Any individual who has ever been attracted to someone should look to this album for inspiration and guidance. It makes us remember a time where true courtship was the beginning of every grand love affair. Class, was at the forefront of what it meant to be: sexy.

About the author  ⁄ Lance Moore

Lance Moore

Lance Moore is a Communication major with an emphasis in Media Studies, as well as a Minor in Political Science. He started at The Arbiter as a writer for the A&E section one year ago. After a year off, he came back this time as the big dog, Arts and Entertainment Editor, with big ideas and a great vision for his section. A jack of all trades, Lance is not only a talented writer/editor, but he is a recipient of the prestigious Coca Cola National Scholarship for Academics and Community Service. Lance spends his free time wooing the ladies with his ballroom dancing skills and also enjoys playing soccer and going to the Rec. Bringing him to a whole another level of awesome, Lance has dual citizenship in the United States and in Argentina, where he lived for a short time as a child. His Argentinian roots sparked his love of soccer and his curiosity towards other cultures. Catch him on air at BSUPulse.com for his international music hour "Culture Grooves" and for his soccer talk show with Michael Steen called, "The Set Piece". Follow him on the Twitter @Lancemoore07