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Timbaland is already acknowledged as one of music's most inventive and distinctive creators. Yet the artist/producer's forthcoming album, just his second solo album, promises to shock the world. Timbaland Presents Shock Value (Mosley Music Group/Blackground/Interscope) is set for release April 3, 2007. The first single, 'Give It To Me,' featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. 'My mission is to blow up the boundaries and tear down the limits,' says Timbaland. I'm taking my music outside of the box. I'm not getting away from what I'm known for; I'm just going to a place where it's all about the music, not about the labels on the music. That's why I call it Shock Value--from the artists to the production, it will shock the system. Guests include Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtadio, Jay-Z, Fall Out Boy, Nicole Scherzinger (PCD), Snoop Dogg, Lil' Wayne, Twista, She Wants Revenge, The Hives, Keri Hilson, Elton John and more. This is the explicit LP version.
When the most exciting producer in pop music himself puts out a CD, the thrill is in the discovery: The world may have already suspected that Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and a small army of other singers owed 75% of their fame to the stockpile of skittering beats Timbaland built and then graciously set them upon, but here's a chance to prove it. Or it might have been in less welcoming hands. Shock Value is a far-reaching and ambitious disc; a masterpiece, even, in its own way. But it's not at all self-centered. If there's a point being put across here, it's that Timbaland came by your vote as behind-the-scenes musical man of the hour honestly: pair him with Fall Out Boy or the Strokes, and he will not only provide tracks that surprise you by maintaining their rock 'n' roll integrity, he will also convince you that shimmer's role in rock music has, to now, been tragically misguided and miniscule. Re-team him with Timberlake and Furtado (for the near-flawless track "Give It to Me") and he will again trade vocal bites, but they will still be nibbly, not voracious. In a CD full of experiments and puzzles (why is Elton John just piano-playing, not singing? And how did the L.A. band One Republic end up on this disc?) a single truth emerges: Timbaland's taste is impeccable, but his judgment is even better. Shock Value, by virtue of its swirly beats and mesmerizing rhythms, will bring him a smidge closer to the spotlight. But because it's a disc of collaborations, he'll retain the shadowy-genius reputation that precedes him, and that he so richly deserves. --Tammy La Gorce
Top Customer Reviews
As a listen to this I found it funny that the some of songs I thought I would like - end up being my least favorite, while the songs that I thought I would hate end up being my favorite. Songs like "Bounce" was highly anticipated, but didn't deliver. Dre's verse is entirely too short, and quite meaningless, then to be followed up by Justin Timberlake - it just didn't mesh well. "Give It To Me" gets old real quick, with annoying vocals by Nelly, an on-going droning beat that rarely changes, and conceited lyrics by Timbo and JT. Great for the club, I suppose. "Release" is a throw back to JT's album. "Boardmeeting," "Way I Are," "Oh Timberland," "Throw It On Me," are pretty decent but is easily forgettable. In terms of collaborations this is a good CD. Tracks like "Time" with "She Wants revenge" and "Apologize" with "One Republic" stand out on the CD as indications that Timbaland really can do whatever he wants, and makes something sound good to the followers of whatever genre he chooses to play in.
If you liked Collison Course and any of Timbaland's recent work heard on the radio this album is definitely worth your time and money. If you have found most of it annoying then purchase the tracks you like and avoid the rest but I guarantee that you'll find at least one song to respect on here.
although out of the 17 tracks, i only listen to about 7 of them often.
which would be my favourites of the CD:
-Give it to Me
-The Way I Are
-Come and Get Me
-One and Only
Timbaland needs to make a few songs in the future on his own though, the only song that i preferred his verse over everyone elses was "kill yourself"
All in all, a good CD, and i kind of hope "apologize" will be the next single. But timbaland isn't really in that song, so i doubt it.
Shock Value presents Timbaland with another chance to get his voice out there. Even during multiple attempts at a successful album, Tim took to shadowing on tracks that he'd produced... and, now that the songs he's making are hits (since when haven't they been?), Mr. Mosley's giving us a chance to see his personality up close.
The CD pretty much has an original sound, but if one listens closely enough, he or she should be able to notice similarities between a few of the tracks on this compilation and what's been heard on Justin Timberlake's FutureSex / LoveSounds. The beatbox in "Apologize" evokes memories of "My Love", the 'yeah' heard in "The Way I Are" may remind you of "SexyBack", and "Time" just screams of the "I Think She Knows" interlude. Other than these three, you probably shouldn't be concerned that Tim's losing it or biting off of himself (even though he may perhaps be, to a certain fraction of a degree: it's nothing important).
The tracks sound so different from each other that you may be convinced that they're not all from the same CD, or from the same time period. Of course, that's provided the versatility of Tim and his collaborators. The artists range from Elton John to Dr. Dre; and, from The Hives to 50 Cent, you'll probably be captivated by most of the songs here (for only two minutes, perchance). Some of the tracks may be able to especially attract your attention.Read more ›