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July 07, 2006

Justin Timberlake Vows To Change Pop Music Forever

Everyone's been wondering who would be the next Elvis, the next Beatles, the next Sex Pistols, the next Nirvana.

Turns out it's Justin Timberlake. To give myself props, I had him on my top-five list of music revolutionaries. (I had Patrick Swayze as number one, because, you know, She's Like The Wind is one of the most controversial singles ever cut, and I figured he's due for a comeback.)

U.S. singer and heartthrob Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with a new album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds", that marks a departure from his earlier chart-topping style, he said on Friday.

Timberlake's first solo album, "Justified", sold more than seven million copies and the 25-year-old, whose relationship with Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz is a regular feature in tabloid newspapers, has also moved into acting.

His new album is due to be released on September 11.

"I realize that I have a platform to push the sound of pop music. That's the only responsibility that I put on myself in recording the album," Timberlake told a news conference at the start of a promotional tour.

"If I'm not going to push it, then who's going to push it?"

Indeed! Who else but Justin Timberlake. I do not overstate matters when I say that Justin Timberlake is to music what Albert Einstein is... to music.

Again, that's Jeffrey Ross' joke, though he probably stole it from someone else.

Banning Advice Needed: A commenter -- probably an otherwise valuable one -- has crossed the line as far as I'm concerned.

Defending Justin Timberlake -- Justin Timberlake! -- he writes:

Not to defend the 'Lake, but "Cry Me a River" was, by pop-chart standards, pretty weird-sounding and oddly constructed, like a long-lost old Prince song or something.

I really don't think we need this sort of person posting here, no matter how witty or insightful his other comments may be. I'm not sure I want to live in a world where I voluntarily associate with someone who defends "the 'Lake."

If you have an opinion, let me know.

Not to Frisch on anyone, but this "person" isn't even human to me. If someone went all Richard Speck on his skull, I don't think I could care less.

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