Timbaland ‎– Timbaland Presents Shock Value

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Oh Timbaland 3:30
Give It To Me 3:54
Release 3:25
The Way I Are 2:59
Bounce 4:04
Come And Get Me 3:30
Kill Yourself 4:06
Boardmeeting 2:29
Fantasy 4:10
Scream 5:41
Miscommunication 3:19
Bombay 3:00
Throw It On Me 2:10
Time 3:58
One And Only 4:16
Apologize 3:04
2 Man Show 4:40
Hello 4:35

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0602517266056 Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Records, Interscope Records, Mosley Music Group 0602517266056 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
1726605 Timbaland Presents Shock Value(CD, Album) Universal Music Australia 1726605 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
STARCD 7092 Timbaland Presents Shock Value(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Blackground Records STARCD 7092 South Africa 2007 Sell This Version
none Timbaland Shock Value(17xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Interscope Records, Blackground Entertainment none Canada 2007
none Timbaland Shock Value(17xFile, Album, MP3, CBR) Interscope Records, Blackground Entertainment none US 2007
B0008594-01 Timbaland Shock Value(2xLP, Album) Blackground Entertainment B0008594-01 US 2007 Sell This Version
INTF-12074-1 Timbaland Shock Value(2xVinyl, Album, Promo) Interscope Records INTF-12074-1 US 2007 Sell This Version
B000859402 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Blackground Records B000859402 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
0602517266056, 331368 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records, Mosley Music Group, Ukrainian Records, Астра 0602517266056, 331368 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
174 920-3 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Interscope Records 174 920-3 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
0602517266056, 331368 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records, Mosley Music Group, Ukrainian Records, Астра 0602517266056, 331368 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
0602517266056 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Records, Interscope Records, Mosley Music Group 0602517266056 Singapore 2007 Sell This Version
0602517334403 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Records, Interscope Records 0602517334403 Czech Republic 2007 Sell This Version
0602517266056 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Records, Interscope Records 0602517266056 New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
0602517448599 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Records 0602517448599 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0008594-02 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records B0008594-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
B0008595-02 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records B0008595-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
0602517334403 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album) Universal Music Polska, Blackground Entertainment 0602517334403 Poland 2007 Sell This Version
1744716 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh) Mosley Music Group, Blackground Records, Interscope Records 1744716 Australasia 2007 Sell This Version
0602517447165 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records 0602517447165 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0008594-02 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album, Club) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records B0008594-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
UICS 9057 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album, Enh) Blackground Records, Interscope Records UICS 9057 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
1726606 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album, S/Edition) Interscope Records, Mosley Music Group 1726606 UK 2007 Sell This Version
0602517334403 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album, Spe) Blackground Records, Interscope Records 0602517334403 Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
0602517447165 Timbaland Shock Value(CD, Album, Unofficial + CD, Enh, Unofficial) Blackground Entertainment, Interscope Records (2) 0602517447165 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
460502601137 Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value(CD, Album) Blackground Records 460502601137 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
0600753027851 Timbaland Timbaland Presents: Shock Value(CD, Album, Dig) Interscope Records, Blackground Entertainment 0600753027851 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
0602517266056 Timbaland Timbaland Presents: Shock Value(Cass, Album) Астра 0602517266056 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
0602517447165 Timbaland Timbaland Presents: Shock Value(Dlx + CD + CD, Enh) Mosley Music Group, Blackground Records, Interscope Records 0602517447165 Singapore 2007 Sell This Version
none Timbaland Timbaland Presents… Shock Value (Instrumental Version)(17xFile, AAC, Album, Ltd, VBR) Blackground Records, Interscope Records none US 2007
none Timbaland Timbaland Presents… Shock Value (Instrumentals)(CDr, Album, Promo) Warner/Chappell none US 2007 Sell This Version
UICY 20391 Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value(CD) Universal Music UICY 20391 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

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Habitak_Berlin

June 28, 2012
referencing Timbaland Presents Shock Value, CD, Album, 0602517266056

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Timbaland (alongside the Neptunes) was THE producer to go to for mindblowing, genre-redefining beats in the R&B and Hip Hop area. Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine - these were all great artists, but I doubt that they would have had the same success if it weren't for Timbaland's beats.

Then, some time around 2006, he started losing it. His productions were still strong from time to time, but there wasn't anything futuristic about them anymore - it was just OK pop music. There must have been some profound change in his life which made him turn into a different musical path. I remember reading an interview with him around that time in German "Juice" magazine, where he talked about how he had started pumping iron and how he wanted to create a new form of music, called "Mosley Music".

Well, according to the "Shock Value" album, this is what Mosley Music consists of: mostly bland, unfunky beats, guest vocalists who apparently have only been selected because of how many records they sell, and some of the lamest lyrics and song ideas I have ever heard on an R&B or pop record.

You have to hear the trainwreck that is "Bounce" to believe it: A supposedly sexy song with some of the most unsexy vocal performances ever. Justin Timberlake tells you how he would like to see "me on you, and you on her" and can't even pronounce "ménage à trois" right, Missy tells you about her "big ole butt", Tim talks about "big titties" - I can hardly think of any song intended to be sexy that is more off-turning, except maybe QB Finest's "Oochie Wally".

Furthermore, we get a handful of songs that are boring and unoriginal but at least can work on some dancefloors if you don't pay attention to the lyrics. These were all released as singles: The Way I Are, Sream amd Give It To Me. The latter has some of the most ridiculous diss lyrics: Who cares about a rivalry between two vanilla producers - a guy who works with the Pussycat Dolls and the producer of Ricky Martin songs? Who gives a damn about what Nelly Furtado, or anyone at all, thinks about the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie? And who seriously thinks that Justin Timberlake, whose fate depends on a handful of high-profile producers, could be a threat to Prince, one of the most creative musicians in pop music? I have to give Timbaland some credit for "Scream" though, which is a nice pop song that somehow reminds me of Shakespear's Sister's music.

This is how the album goes on and on and for the most part it made me think: Well, this is all pretty bad. But at least a little spark of Timbaland's old talent can still be recognised in the songs, since they reference sounds of his old, career-defining records from time to time. Then I listened to the end section of the album and couldn't bear it anymore. The most obvious mainstream rock songs with cheap electronic beats underneath - how could anyone consider this a good idea? This is also the part of the album on which Timbaland has the most problems with making the songs his own. While up until then, the record could be considered a Timbaland album packed to the maximum with guest musicians, here it turns into a compilation of other people's songs that just happen to have a little contribution by Timbaland in them. This is most apparent in One Republic's "Apologize", where Timbaland wails like a baby seal, just so he could say that he was featured as a vocalist on the song. Not even Elton John can save this record, and by the time the bonus track starts, most people who liked Timbaland's earlier work will long have turned off the stereo.

It is not often that I give a record a one point rating, but this is one of those rare occurences where negative points would be fitting. Sadly, in the five years since "Shock Value" was released, Timbaland's productions have only gotten worse, and it does not look like he will be returning to form anytime soon.