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The NYT Breaks Down JT’s Lyrics

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In today’s New York Times, music critic Kelefa Sanneh presents a curious overview of the current male pop musician, complete with an in-depth and slightly sardonic critique of Justin Timberlake’s new track, “SexyBack.” “There is a woman in this story: a ‘dirty babe,’ according to Mr. Timberlake. (Naturally, the epithet sounds more appealing when he sings it.) But she’s a minor character, upstaged by the ‘dirty babe’ behind the microphone. And not just upstaged: the more he sings, the more Mr. Timberlake sounds as if he’s campaigning to replace her.” More pop single analysis from the Times.

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