With a very big weekend ahead of Justin Timberlake — including the release of his new album Man of the Woods this Friday (Feb. 2), and a Super Bowl LII halftime performance this Sunday (Feb. 4) — Andrew Unterberger of Coming Around Again is joined by Jason Lipshutz and Joe Lynch of Must-Hear Music to talk all things JT.
Going from the *NSYNC days through his three (arguably four) solo albums and all the singles and controversies that defined the years in-between, the trio weigh in on such weighty Timberlake matters as *NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys, whether Justified belongs on the same tier as FutureSex/LoveSounds and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”: banger or bust?
Of course, Super Bowl XXXVIII — Justin’s infamous first halftime gig alongside Janet Jackson, which ended in career-altering disaster — is brought up, with the hosts debating how much of a load Justin deserves to shoulder for the controversy that followed. And the three share their thoughts on what we’ve heard from Man of the Woods so far, and what the album might end up meaning for JT’s future in pop.
Listen below, and look out for new episodes of Coming Around Again and Must-Hear Music coming your way in 2018.