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March 28, 2013

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John &Con: The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake By definition, Justin Timberlake is the modern representation of a Renaissance man. Singing, dancing, actingyou name it, Timberlake can do it. However, JT deprived his music fans by taking a five year hiatus since his last album in 2007. While Timberlake changed the face of R&B with his last album, this new one titled The 20/20 Experience builds on his claim of being one of the best performers today. Timbaland returns to produce the entire album, providing Timberlake with new beats to build off. The songs on 20/20 all reach nearly eight minutes in length, representing all genres from Hip-Hop, to R&B, to even African and Salsa. A lot of you are probably thinking, “‘Suit and Tie’ was trash,” and I can see where you’re coming from. When Timberlake released his last single in 2006, we were all blown away by the classic “Sexyback.” I can tell you exactly where I was when I first heard it. It was a game changer, while “Suit and Tie” was GOOD, but not amazing.

The underwhelming Jay-Z verse and seemingly simple lyrics and topics played made it seem like an average song, something we don’t expect from JT. But have no fear, “Suit and Tie” is the weakest song on the album by a long shot. Each song is an experience, telling a story through interludes, strong hooks, and outros that will leave you wondering if you have been listening to the same song for the past eight minutes, or missed the song change. From the start of “Pusher Love Girl” at the beginning of the album, with the orchestral strings building into a strong beat, to the best song on the album, “Mirrors,” Justin proves why he is the success he is today. Buy The 20/20 Experience for what may go down in history as a classic. Songs to listen to: Mirrors Don’t Hold the Wall Pusher Love Girl John Richardson Sports Editor

Adam and Colleen Andrews Tim & Denise Bandel Doug & Janelle Banowetz Ron & Duetta Banowetz Mark & Janice Brady Tammie & Scott Brady John & Lora Breitbach Frank & Marge Breya Hannah Brown Rick & Heidi Brown Robert & Janet Brown Doug & Sheri Brunner Eric & Lisa Busch Larry & Marjory Bushaw Jeff & Michele Busse Lavern & Audrey Busse Colleen Camp Boba & Stacy Cataldo Ken & Janet Cave Austin Chute Mark & Sheryl Chute Matt & Tracie Chute Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chute Joe & Lisha Coffey Kelly Collins Patrick & Elaine Collins First Federal Credit Union Sandy Cummings Clark & Kathy Cunningham Cathy D’ Mello Jack Daubitz Luke De Ga Mike & Karen Delaney Mobile Demand David & Laura Diebold Brian & Terry Donnelly Mary Donovan Dave & Polly Draker Alicia Drown

Dave & Vicki Drown Rohit Dsouza Bill & Lu Efting Jim & Liz Efting Tom & Heidi Eull Geoff Elliot Kay Elliot Jackson Esker Dan & Tracy Fabiano Dawn & Neal Feltman Jack & Micki Fenske Jim & Linda Fenske Justin Fenske Jim & Katherine Fine Noreen Fitzpatrick Kathy & Barny Foley Joan Folland Matthew Fox Julie & Joe Gerke Troy Gerleman Ed & Karen Gibbs Randy & Shawn Gibbs Ann Glavan Mike & Tracy Graeve Robert & Kelly Haag Lauren & Bob Hemmerberg Jim & Diane Hansen Tracie & Brian Hazelett Dick & Jan Hendrickson Tom & Jean Hoffmann Brian & Tammy Hood Logan & Stephanie Hoxie Dick & Pam Hunt John & LuAnn Hunt Virgil & Carlyn Hunt Mitchell Huss Tim & Karen Ingwersen Sandy & Kevin Ireland Koleen & Tim Janney

Bod & Barb Jones Ray & Beth Kamin Ray & Jan Kamin Jim & Julie Kapsch Katy Karas Jean Kean Philip Kean Bruce & Jackie King Jacob Kobza Courthey & Shane Koehn Darrell Krewson Sherry Krutzfield Joan & John Kupka Chuck & Bobbie Lampe Maryetta & Larry Lampe Darci Langel Colm Larkin CDT 4/c Laska Ben & Kern Leu Ron & Carolyn Lewis St. Jude Library Joe & Sharon Lutgens Dan & Donna Lynch Erin Lynch Jeanne and Gerry MacEachern Maureen MacEachern Caitlin Mahr Gerard & Janet May Richard & Pam May Bill & Mary Lou McCartan Kerry McCartan William McCartan Fr. Tom McDermott Tony McDermott Jon & Kay McWhinney Mark & Sarah McWhinney Kristie & Brian Middendorf Ryan Milke Liz & Jason Miller

Jerry & Mary Mitchell Joe & Terrie Mlodzik Leo & Diane Monaghan Melissa Monaghan Ann Moran Regan Moran Scott Jeanine Murtha Mackenzie Noonan Mike Noonan Steve & Janet Noonan Stacey O’ Brien Nixie Oldenburg Jim & Anne Pape Yvonnie Pape James & Ruby Parris Gordon Peterson DDS Ragina & Paul Pisarik Kim & Rick Poling Mike & Molly Potter Kourtne Powell Denise & Kevin Pudil Family Joyce Reiman David Richardson Tom & Dianna Richardson Ben & Mary Rosencrants Jeff & Tanya Rosencrants Karan & Denny Ruzicka Doris Savala Joseph Schemmel Tina Schemmel Dr. Larry Schenden Lawrence & Rosemary Schenden Mary Beth Schenden Joseph & Barb Schmall Mike & Mary Pat Schulte Mr. Hunter Schulte Mark & Tracy Scieszinski Patricia Sima Marvin & Diane Smith


Richard Smith Mike Sojka Linda Sojka-Parman John & Lisa Spelman Benjamin Stickle Lana Stone Ann Streif Brian & Martha Strong Hope Taylor David & Karen Thinnes Joanne Thinnes Doug & Patty Thoma Allan & Mary Thoms Fred & Bev Timko Laura Toyne Tom Troester Mike & Bev Valant Doug & Amy Valentine Aaron Van Hoeck John & Mary Van Hoeck Dan & Sandy Vanden Bosch Kim Vipond Tim & Donna Vipond Chad & Florence VonKampen Ted & Lorrie VonKampen Emily Walvoord Doug & Kristen Weih Jerry & Betty Weiland Jeff & Cheryl Westlund Anne White Gail Williams Lynn & Lynn Woellert Ann Wolf Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty Dr. Colette Murphy D.C. True Performance

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John&Con review of Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience