The 20/20 Experience is an experiment in sound and vibe. Only one song is less than five minutes long; many of the others are like mini symphonies, with separate movements of different paces, keys and even genres.
The album is more about creating musical landscapes than catchy singles. Even the more memorable, dancey tracks - Pusher Love Girl, Let the Groove Get In, Tunnel Vision, Don't Hold the Wall - play on well after you expect them to end, morphing from likely single material to a sonic voyage.
It takes a confident artist to produce something this unexpected, indulging his own curiosity rather than instantly pleasing fans. It's a grower: let it wash over you, and marvel at the former boy-bander's revolution.
YP Rating: 3/5