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Does Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods' fall flat?

Justin Timberlake's anticipated fifth album "Man of the Woods" just dropped, and it's getting mixed reactions. Timberlake wanted to return to his southern Americana, country roots on "Man of the Woods," converging these genres into a modern sound with funk, hip hop and R&B. Timberlakers/TN Kids are feeling the experimentation on the album. But detractors call the new album boring and uninspiring. Others are simply not buying into JT's "return to his roots" era. Is "MOTW" any good? 🔥 or 🗑️

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Listen to "MOTW" below via Spotify. 

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Rolling Stone's Christopher R. Weingarten gave the album three and a half out of five stars. He writes:

Still, parts of Man of the Woods are his most exploratory music in years, whether it's the skippy, juddering avant-funk or making meaningful modern countrypolitan without sounding like a disco ball in a Solo cup. It's not perfect, but you can't raise a barn without getting your hands dirty.
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Vulture's Craig Jenkins calls the album boring. He writes:

Man of the Woods is packed with quirky ideas, but not all of them work. The title track builds a hook out of tuned drums that manage to feel lackluster as both melody and percussion. The practice torpedoes a few songs; it stiffens the soulful groove of the Alicia Keys duet “Morning Light” and renders the stately glee-club harmonies of “Flannel” impossibly cheesy. Woods’s shortcomings are baffling because no one here is out of their depth. 
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Many music critics agree that the album lacks cohesion.

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But some fans are really feeling JT's experimental and conceptual direction with the new album. 

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Others argue "MOTW" flat out sucks, which is typically not the case for JT musically. Whether or not you like him as a person, he's a pop music icon with a strong musical catalog. Hello "FutureSex/LoveSounds," "The 20/20 Experience" and "The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2" are really good pop albums!

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