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Everything I Thought It Was

Justin Timberlake

Everything I Thought It Was

Sixth studio album and first in six years from the pop/rnb singer-songwriter featuring guest appearances from NSYNC, Fireboy Dml and Tobe Nwigwe

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  1. 6.0 |   All Music

    Everything I Thought It Was is at least better executed than the uneven Man of the Woods and on par with The 20/20 Experience. Some focus and editing would have really helped because there's a great album buried somewhere in here
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  2. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Painted as a villain following Janet Jackson and Britney Spears controversies, the pop-R&B megastar gets back to brass tacks – and bed-rattling
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  3. 6.0 |   NME

    On his first album since 2018, the less than beloved pop star tries to recreate the magic of his past albums, but can’t quite pull it off
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  4. 6.0 |   Clash

    For those who still want to listen, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’ is a rollercoaster ride from a modern pop great
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  5. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The pop musician's sixth studio album is a rumination on the past that could stand to move on
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  6. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album delivers a sound that’s devoid of a distinct artistic identity
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  7. 4.9 |   Pitchfork

    The pop star’s latest is less of a faceplant than a comfortable rehash of past glories. He scales his stuttering electro and squelchy ’80s funk into hollow, expensive-sounding maximalism
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  8. 4.0 |   musicOMH

    Is it time for the erstwhile Trousersnake to explore rebooting his acting career?
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  9. 4.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    If this is the path for Timberlake’s artistic future, then he's not everything I thought he was
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  10. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    This album makes me want to enrol in a nunnery immediately
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  11. 4.0 |   The Independent

    The record’s sprawling R&B slow jams are more likely to inspire snoozing than shagging. Weighing in at a bloated 18 tracks, it’s got the soggy dead weight and wonky springs of a fly-tipped mattress
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  12. 4.0 |   Dork

    An album that’s out of step, a collection of songs that neither thrill nor deeply move, punctuated by lyrical missteps that too often veer into the realm of an almost primal level of the ick
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  13. 2.5 |   Spin

    An album that’s everything you thought it was but has nothing to say
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