Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Man of the Woods’ is, rather unfortunately, officially the worst album of the year.
Bad news below…Array
The set saw JT make a bold departure from his sounds of yesteryear and steps towards earthier and abstract territory with help from Timbaland, The Neptunes and Eric Hudson.
Unfortunately, the unstoppable wave of negative press he received for the part he is said to have played in Janet Jackson’s career slump saw him unable to mask the stench whipped up by talk that he is a culture vulture.
Coupled with his refusal to completely sever ties with Woody Allen, his Janet-related drama saw him lose a large chunk of the audience responsible for making him one of Pop’s highest-sellers.
Does it include the part where you supported the metoo movement while doing a Woody Allen movie?
— Pandas are cool (@PandasCool) November 13, 2018
Today he has been met with more bad news.
“Man Of The Woods” by Justin Timberlake is officially the worst & lowest acclaimed pop album of 2018, according to Metacritic. pic.twitter.com/cCZhhJQ02W
— Pop Alarms 🚨 (@PopAlarms) December 23, 2018
The album’s Metacritic score of 55 makes its the lowest-rated Pop project of the year thanks to reviews like the one below…
The majority of the highlights on Man of the Woods, from the faux-Stevie Wonder groove of “Higher, Higher” to the smooth dance-floor glide of “Breeze Off the Pond,” could have appeared on any Timberlake album, give or take a few pointedly rural references to roadside billboards and canoes. The songs that hew more closely to the Americana vibe, meanwhile, are mostly embarrassing.
Why do you think this has happened?
I wonder if @jtimberlake will be wearing his #TIMESUP pin in support of Janet Jackson …because the clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. Right? LOLZ #Hypocrite #ManOfTheWoods #SuperBowl #ManOfWhitePrivelege #JT
— jl (@jlzyn) February 5, 2018