Thursday, August 24, 2006

Track Reviews [8-24-06]


Justin Timberlake
"My Love feat. TI"
{Track from upcoming FutureSex/LoveSounds LP}

4/5

"SexyBack", Justin Timberlake's current single, is now a daily listen at the offices of TMKTMP. Justin Timberlake's forthcoming sophomore album FututreSex/LoveSounds is very much on the radar of anticipated releases. So really any samples of :10 would do us justice, but we got a full fledged song leaked right onto my hardrive. This song being "My Love".

"My Love" has Timbaland's (Producer of majority of the album) fingerprints all over it. Timbo brings an escalading synth line, backed by a 1-2-3 pounding drum line. Sounding very much like a laid back Lil Jon production. JT gets through the song with a falsetto. But problem with the falsetto is that it doesn't sound like his best. He gets high, but not high enough. How much better it would be if he sang it like Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"? Another issue is why the TI spot? In a live version, they exchange TI with a Prince-esqe solo, and Justin does a beatbox impression of the drums. Yeah, it sounds better doesn't it? Luckily, the beat is nuclear. It packs so much emotion. I could listen to an instrumental of it. Justin, say thank you.

Link has been tooken off from site.


Jet
"Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
{Single from upcoming Shine On LP}

1.5/5

Jet is famous for making the smash hit "Are You Gonna Be My Girl". It was a pretty good song, before EA and Windex got their hands on it. Other singles followed that were alright. So I've never really thought much about Jet. Turn the clocks to 2006.

Frontman Nick Cester says that Jet are "still a rock band". Okay, so expect some more alright songs. Oh no my friend. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" is flaming garbage. It's a corny rocker that sounds outdated already. Cester's vocals have a Julian Casablancas Is This It era effect. Then he kicks it into overdrive on the chorus, taking away the effects and making it uncut. The title is even corny. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"? Wow. Cester also said that they weren't going to make classic party songs. This song is a total attempt at a party song. Seriously Jet, put your money where your mouth is.

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