At least the sound of FutureSex/LoveSounds felt fresh in its own way. I have no doubt that the album will be great, but maybe not in the groundbreaking way I thought it might be.
I think Justin had a chance to do something really innovative with this record, and he still may have that up his sleeve, but "Suit & Tie" doesn't do anything to differentiate him from the Bruno Mars caricatures of current pop music.
I like Bruno, but his persona falls apart with a gust of wind.
Suit & Tie really doesn't sound like anything Bruno has ever done, though?
Oh, I'm not necessarily saying that. I think "Suit & Tie" is actually more the kind of music that Bruno wants to make. Or thinks he makes already.
Perhaps it's an unfair comparison, but I guess I'm just saying that with this release, Justin just kind of blends in.
Girl, when are your panties ON?
Yeah, I turned this off after 90 seconds. Or more accurately, I skipped to the 6-minute mark, and while from then on it's cute, it's nothing special. Those first 90 seconds were utter shit though.
I really like Mirror, especially compared to S&T, but I can see why people are disappointed. It's nothing new and pales in comparison to FSLS.
Will Oscar have Riva Fever?
That was terrible. Like, what in the actual hell was that?
I like the new song, but I'm still waiting for something to blow me the eff away. The second half is really lovely. And I cannot wait for "Pusher Love Girl" after last night's performance.
LOL, why is that song 8 minutes long?!
I'm scared to even start it!
You can do it, Naomi! You're...
ONLY 10 EASY STEPS AWAY FROM OSCAR!
1.) Bankrupt small, independent distributor via massive Oscar campaign. Failing that, proceed to...
2.) Cash in King Kong residual checks to pay for FYC advertisements from Kinko's.
3.) To avoid getting sent straight to VOD, attach entire film as a "trailer" to another film people actually want to see. And then...
4.) Try to do it Lahti-style and win Academy Award for Best Short Film.
5.) Avoid telling a story that everyone already knows by adding exciting details and/or gratuitous editing.
6. Carefully and patiently weather the wrath of film critics/the royal family/the tabloids/Diana-maniacs for trying to add said details. (Good luck!)
7. Find all of the boxes with "August: Osage County" screeners and slip in self-made cam bootleg from premiere screening at Lowes...the hardware store.
(Not Loews, the movie theater -- too expensive!)
8. Trick octogenarian Oscar voters into thinking that you are, in fact, a real princess. (Hey, it worked on Eva Marie Saint!)
9. On Oscar night, have camera crews come to Nicole's house, Joan Crawford-style, so you can win and keep your day job.
I guess if you don't really like Jessica Biel, then you're not going to be into this album.