When JT first released singles from his Justified album, I tried not to like them. He was a boyband escapee trying to be cool...I didn't like that one bit.
I did, however, like his music. It was sexy, cool...it made girls want him, and guys want to be him.
I first stole my sisters copy (ha!) then came out of the closet, and bought my own.
Then came Sexyback...a fresh take, and a seemingly ideal precursor to a follow up album.
I bought this new album the day of its release. I went straight for Sexyback...always nice to start with a favourite..it builds the anticipation for the rest of the album.
What a dissapointment.
Dont get me wrong, it could be that in isolation, this is a great album. Every track could be a masterpiece in its own right. However, I was hoping to a justified follow up, and thats what the signs pointed to. What has appeared is a slow, mellow attempt at a more 'grown up' album, and I dont like it.
I've given it 3 stars..I dont like it, but I'm hoping it'll be a grower, and it deserves one added for sexyback.
It depends what you;re looking for. Personally, I think if you really do have to give this guy more of your money, buy a second copy of Justified and keep it in the car.