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Timbaland: Shock Value
Release Date: April 3, 2007

Reviewed by Angelique Velez

 


This year has been the year of Timbaland. It seems like a song isn’t a hit unless Timbaland himself produces it. He has helped produce music for everyone and their grandmothers and finally we get to enjoy a cd full of them! With the appropriate title, Shock Value, Timbaland does just that, shocks his listeners.

Featured artists include Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Fall Out Boy and to top it all off Elton John. There are new artists featured on the album as well, one in particular is Keri Hilson. She appears in a couple of the tracks, and believe me when I say watch out for this woman because she can sing! Shock Value is different than the normal collaboration by a famous producer and an all-star group of singers. There is not one song that sounds the same. The beats are classic Timbaland style, but the music is completely unique than what were are used to from him. He goes from hip hop, to rap, to rock, to pop, to classic and he even had time to throw in an Indian track. The beats are powerful and the lyrics are moving. I’ve been playing the cd in my car since the day it was released and I have no plans of taking it out of my cd player any time soon. Some of my favorite tracks include: “Bounce,” “Scream,” “Miscommunication,” “Time,” “One and Only,” and “Two Man Show.” If Shock Value isn’t a part of your music collection, then you are truly missing out on the genius known as Timbaland.




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