Most of the time, when artists re-release an already successful album it's a blatant cash in with only one or maybe two songs added to make it viable. That makes it a rip off for the fans who already rushed out to buy the original and has long been a bugbear of mine.
With this re-release of FutureSex/LoveSounds we have here a rarity - a deluxe package which actually has a great deal of extra bonus material to justify it (if you'll pardon the pun). There's an entire DVD of extra performances, videos and behind the scenes commentary and footage plus a number of new remixes with guest appearances by various artists.
The original album is in my opinion a fantastic LP which shows off just how far ahead of the zeitgeist Timberlake is - he does something and six months later everyone else is rushing to copy him. The tracks flow together beautifully, and in What Goes Around he has produced his best song to date. There is not one single track on this album that I would routinely skip past, and my only wish for change is that I would love to have heard the 'I Think She Knows' interlude made into a full song. This album is catchy, danceable, great for both clubs and radio, and I have nothing but praise for it. From the thumping bass of SexyBack to the sensitive piano of Another Song, he's flexed his creative muscles and come up with an extremely well rounded piece of work.
So it's a good thing he didn't besmirch the album's good name by putting out a poor excuse for a re-release! This is one of the few re-releases that I would say was still worth the money for a fan who'd purchased the original album, so props to Mr JT