Check out the Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience stream

Debate is raging in the okayplayer office over the new Justin Timberlake album. You check check out the 20/20 Experience stream in full on iTunes right now–I’m not mad at all so far but others feel it does not live up to the promises made by JT’s hype machine–which, let’s be honest, is pretty much a parallel industry unto itself right now. I could give you my bullet points on why I think it’s as much a comeback LP for Timbaland as Timberlake…or how throwback is always in style in the field of r&b, which on some essential level is about getting back to basics. But it’ll be quicker if you hit the link below to listen and join the debate in real time.

>>> The 20/20 Experience Stream (via iTunes)

1. “Pusher Love Girl”
2. “Suit & Tie” feat. Jay-Z
3. “Don’t Hold the Wall”
4. “Strawberry Bubblegum”
5. “Tunnel Vision”
6. “Spaceship Coupe”
7. “That Girl”
8. “Let the Groove Get In”
9. “Mirrors”
10. “Blue Ocean Floor”

Meanwhile if you have already drank the Kool-Aid and want the FULL 20/20 Experience, find below details on the extras that come with the collector’s bundles that are vailable only on JustinTimberlake.com, ranging from $49.99 to 449.00 (yes, we put that decimal point in the right place).

As of today, you can pre-order three different bundles that will be dispatched on the album’s March 19th release date.

* The 20/20 Experience Album (Both CD AND Vinyl)
* Instant MP3 download of ‘Mirrors’
* Exclusive, Limited Edition black JT Silhouette T-shirt
* Exclusive, Limited Edition JT Icon poster (24″ x 36″)
* Exclusive, Limited Edition The 20/20 Experience Button pack, with 5 specially designed The 20/20 Experience buttons
* JT Suit and Tie Regal Logo T-shirt
* A timeless, 11″ x 17″ high quality, photographic print of Justin performing at the Hollywood Palladium, on Grammy night, Feb 10th, 2013, in Hollywood, CA. The image itself was hand picked by Justin Timberlake to be included in this Limited Edition rare collector’s bundle. Each specialty archival print is numbered 1 through 100, and is signed by Justin.

* The 20/20 Experience Album (CD or Vinyl)
* Instant MP3 download of ‘Mirrors’
* Exclusive, Limited Edition black The 20/20 Experience JT Silhouette T-shirt
* Exclusive, Limited Edition 24″ x 36″ JT Icon poster
* Exclusive, Limited Edition The 20/20 Experience Button pack, with 5 specially designed The 20/20 Experience buttons.

* The 20/20 Experience Album (CD or Vinyl)
* Instant MP3 download of ‘Mirrors’
* Exclusive, Limited Edition The 20/20 Experience JT Silhouette T-shirt

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  • ruben

    ok let’s be serious

    i’m a big fan of music and i can understand that people likes music of many genres, i discover what is on my opinion “great music” thanks to okayplayer, you introduce me to jose james back in the days, you make me discover flying lotus, you make be love bilal, you make me discover blitz the ambassador (i see him liv eibn paris great artist) you teach me about charles bradley etc etc. i have now a collection of more than 300 cds and 2/3of them are artist i discover thanks to okayplayer or okayplayer relatives. so thank you for that, ps i just remember you introduce me to robert glasper, saw in paris last year i ll be at hisconcert with mos def next month. so i m really thankful.

    BUt HEY, come on, why so much about justin timberlake, i mean come on, how can the guys hwo make me discover bilal, jose james, robert glasper, be that much supportive to justin timbarlake. fist i m pretty sure JT does not need that much promotion from OKP, second (in my opinion) that pop thing it’s not okayplayers sauce.

    i m just saying
    ps sorry for my english, i m no american

    • Downindixie


      Unfortunately, everyone has a price….even Okayplayer, Son

    • Just for the record, we’re not profiting off JT any more than we are off Bilal, D’angelo or Flying Lotus. And we don’t cover music we think is bad just because its popular–we posted the LP stream because we were all actually listening to it in the office and debating the merits of the album. opinions were divided but i think if you actually listen to the record, you’d agree it is very much within the spectrum of music we write about. if JT was an unknown singer who combined pop, soul, hip-hop and Timbaland’s best beats in years on his debut LP, we would def. be pretty amped about it. it just so happens he is an already-famous dude who hosts SNL and stars in bad sci-fi movies. basically what i’m saying is, we don’t post this stuff just because other people like it. but we don’t NOT post is just because people like it either.

  • Dill

    why do they have to have a price? why they can’t just like justins music?

  • deecreative

    Here’s another question, why does okayplayer have to be put in a box? The album is good, I don’t know about other sites that are into more ‘pop’ music but good music is good music. One thing, there’s a difference between a blog and a business.

  • Jcrewedup

    On the whole, it’s a fairly good Pop’n B album. I’ve only listened to it 3 times so I know it will take a little more time to fully get into the album. At this point, if I had to rank them, this one is my least favorite. No matter, Justin has the Britney Spears effect in music. Regardless of the quality of the product, people will buy it. He is a commercial institution.

    @ruben, I understand your sentiments. Why give JT ANOTHER platform for promotion when artists you’ve named have far superior products with much less PR power? I feel you. In the music business, those with the most money and power get the most promotion, right? I can’t speak to @okayplayer’s reasons for his promotion. Maybe like @Dill said, maybe they just like his music. I don’t know. I do understand where you are coming from.

  • Floridaevans

    “Blue Ocean Floor” is not only the best song on the album but, also, probably the most interesting song that Justin has ever done. I’ve listened to the album a few times and “Blue Ocean Floor” is the only song that I anticipate. I can only imagine what “The 20/20 Experience” would have sounded like if this track were the blueprint. Brilliant song.

    I don’t love the album. I do like it. However, another guaranteed commercial triumphant for JT: charts, commercial success, and awards call…