Featured Album Review: "The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2"

Justin Timberlake is subscribing to the theory that one can never have too much of a good thing by releasing "The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2" just six months after issuing his first new album in seven years. The songs on this sequel also overindulge: Ten of the 11 tracks surpass the five-minute mark, and two songs, the campy dance cut "True Blood" and gentle love anthem "Not a Bad Thing," stretch past nine minutes. Timberlake's charismatically rhythmic pop is most effective when its focus is sharp, such as on the slithering opener "Gimme What I Don't Know (I Want)" and the austere Drake collaboration "Cabaret." But after the first volume served as a romantic paean to Timberlake's new marriage through a throwback-R&B lens, its more contemporary sister album can't offer that kind of start-to-finish cohesion. It's a fun, stylish listen, but not a groundbreaking one.