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4.0 out of 5 stars
Justin's return, 27 Nov 2006
After a four year absence, ex boy-band member JT has returned with this smooth, sophisticated and oh so sexy album, Futuresex/love sounds on Jive records.
The `parental advisory' sticker on the insert, though slightly melodramatic, does give an insight to the sexually charged tone of the album and is confirmed with JT's opening chorus of seductive whispers, echoes and `mission to please.'
Sexy Back was an excellent choice for the welcome return of the International superstar but his second released single My Love is just a cut above the rest.
Other great cuts from the album showcasing his versatility include Summer Love, sweet ballad Until the end of time and Sexy ladies which has a smooth, jazzy, 80's feel groove, and strangely reminded me of Sony mega drive's Streets of Rage game (every good 90's child knows...lol.)
Hidden gems are located in the Interludes/preludes and the bonus track Pose where Snoop Dogg lends his vocals.
The urban experimental feel to the album showcases JT's growth in confidence and is in stark contrast to Justified where it could be said he played it slightly `safe.'
Despite the absence of the Neptunes on production of this one, though, the album still ticks the boxes for catchy beats, dance/ club bangers and the smooth, effortlessly sultry ease JT displays over the tracks. Top 20 in the UK album chart and definitely worth a spin.