100 Best Albums of the 2000s

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Justin Timberlake, 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'

Was this the teen-pop Kid A? On his second solo joint, the Timber-Snake teamed up with Timbaland for an avant-garde sprawl of abstract electronica and hallucinatory space funk, all in a heroic quest to bring sexy back. Both guys were on a historic creative roll, willing to try anything. "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" was their madcap peak, flowing from hip-hop bump-and-grind to an ambient wash of Interpol-inspired guitar drone. It was like sexy never went away.

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