🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Justin Timberlake

It feels like something’s heating up…

Steely Dan over/under achieve depending on who you ask

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And next; Justin Timberlake

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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  • Justified
  • FutureSex/LoveSounds
  • The 20/20 Experience
  • The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2
  • Man Of The Woods

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  • Like I Love You
  • Cry Me A River
  • Rock Your Body
  • Señorita
  • I’m Lovin’ It
  • SexyBack
  • My Love
  • What Goes Around… Comes Around
  • LoveStoned
  • The Only Promise That Remains
  • Until The End Of Time
  • Summer Love
  • Hallelujah
  • Suit & Tie
  • Mirrors
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Take Back The Night
  • TKO
  • Not A Bad Thing
  • Love Never Felt So Good
  • Drink You Away
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling!
  • Filthy
  • Supplies
  • Say Something
  • SoulMate
  • The Other Side

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Never got him really. It’s a 1.

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I like the gif that he’s in.

Other than that haven’t heard anything of his to convince me he’s anything other than disposable pop but tbf I’ve never sat down and listened to an album, so abstain/10

Pretty impressive set of singles from so few records. File under “would watch at a festival but not pay for a gig ticket”. I’d like to vote a 3.5, I’ve done a 4 so if someone else wants to vote 3.5 and votes 3 that would be nice

Thought the comeback was decent tbh, Suit & Tie/Mirrors are both solid. Seems to be happy to leave ages between albums and do his own thing which I rate

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Couple of decent singles but not much of a career compared to the others in this list. I give him a 2 as he’s obviously not actively awful like Queen or RHCP.

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Being one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally throughout his solo career. Often cited as a pop icon, Timberlake is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, the Contemporary Icon Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music, and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. According to Billboard in 2017, he is the best performing male soloist in the history of the Mainstream Top 40. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013. His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality


Remember when he did that into the woods album and no one cared?

And then Taylor did the same thing and it was great?

Not as good as Taylor Swift/10

My love is an absolute banger though

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A charitable 4

I think of the big pop stars of the 21st century (sales and critical acclaim) he’s the one I’m most likely to listen to. Loads of really strong singles, his stuff with Timbaland had a big effect on the direction pop music went in for the following years. What Goes Around…Comes Around is a brilliant song, one of the best singles of the decade.

Slightly generous 4 from me.


Would’ve have already had twenty comments saying “bangers” and “obviously a 5” if he had been a female artist who had exactly the same back catalogue.



The first half of FutureSex / LoveSounds is some of the best, most interesting pop music this century. It’s incredible.

The second half is awful though.

I’ve actually got quite a lot to say about him but in a rush so back later.

It’s a 3 from me


A 3.5 rounded up to 4, knocking a point for the time I went to the Eurovision dress rehearsal and he didn’t turn up to do his interval slot. Prick.

My Love is a sensational song.

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Meh / 5

Hes got some alright pop songs but he is the naffest man on music

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Decent enough, though kind of a vehicle for the likes of the Neptunes and particularly Timbaland in their peaks, and has struggled to distinguish himself outside that/you wonder where he’d be otherwise. Even then I think he was probably a bit overhyped. 2.5/5, rounded down to 2.

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Mick Hucknall is still around, friend.


A few absoloute banging singles. Not really much a fan of any of the albums, the woods was actively awful.


I consider myself schooled