Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Review: Timbaland Presents: Shock Value II

Timbaland is probably one of the biggest names in music industry right now (no, not that clothing line brand, that's called Timberland), he produced song for Pussycat Dolls, Nelly Furtado, OneRepublic, Justin Timberlake and many many more artists of today. He even has his own album in 2007, called Timbaland Presents Shock Value, now he made a sequel of the original album, called Shock Value II (even album has sequel these days)

For me, the original Shock Value is just okay, but not great. Several songs by some artists work well with Timbaland's distintive music style, but some of them really fall short compared to others. This version of Shock Value also suffered the same consequences, songs like Carryout (Justin Timberlake), Marchin On (OneRepublic) and If We Ever Meet Again (Katy Perry) really works well. But songs of Chad Kroeger (from Nickelback) or Chris Daughtry are really bland when mixed with Timbaland style.

In the end, Timbaland Shock Value II is a very good album, able to create several radio hits. But, there are some songs still poorly execute the style of the artists and feels awkward.

Must hear from album: Carryout (ft. Justin Timberlake), If We Ever Meet Again (ft. Katy Perry), Lose Control (ft. JoJo), We Belong to the Music (ft. Miley Cyrus), Morning After Dark (ft. SoShy and Nelly Furtado), Marchin' On (Remix from OneRepublic's album).

Verdict: 3/5

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