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Timberlake sees why critics laughed

Published 30/03/2013 | 07:27

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Justin Timberlake says he's not surprised critics didn't like his second album at first

Justin Timberlake has said he can understand why critics laughed at his album FutureSex/LoveSounds.

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The 32-year-old singer was criticised for his second solo album where he said he tried to do something different.

In an interview with MySpace, Mirrors singer Justin said: "When I put it [FutureSex/LoveSounds] out, everybody was laughing at me - critics, radio programmers and to their credit, I understand why.

"But I wanted to do something different at that time. I wanted to do something that was like, this is like nothing I hear on the radio. That was my effort with that one.

"I got like terrible reviews on that record, and so to talk about it now... I just think that Tim [Timbaland] and I were onto something different and I just think that anytime you put out something different, it's polarising. And polarising is good, I think, because polarising starts a conversation."

The Social Network actor also talked about his collaboration with Jay-Z on new album The 20/20 Experience and their upcoming tour together.

He said: "I think he likes to do things for his fanbase that are special, as do I, and we just thought, we share a lot of the same style, actually. I bet we share a lot of the same fans, you know what I mean?

"I remembered artists like Billy [Joel] and Elton [John] went on tour together and you just see them mash up their songs together, and I said, that's what it has to be. We have to just go out on stage for two hours and just non-stop, kill it and then go have a beer or whatever.

"We're both on this thing where we're not into a lot of tricks. We just want to come play and fry everybody's face off with the songs and everybody have a great time. Almost festival style."

To read the full interview with Justin go to new.myspace.com.

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