Timbaland can do whatever he wants. After the great hip-hop producer’s huge year in 2006, everyone and your grandmother wants to work with him. And on Shock Value, almost everyone does: 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Fall Out Boy, the Hives and Elton John make appearances, among others. For the most part, the guests leave plenty of room for Timbaland to do his thing.
The entire disc has a dark, futuristic mode, with Tim using rhythm instruments like riffs and giving you beat candy in different flavors. On “Release,” Tim and Timberlake work up disco that sounds a bit like “SexyBack,” in a good way. “Scream” rides a thumping, guitar-specked beat.Songs 2 Download: "Release featuring JT", "Scream featuring Keri Hilson and Nicole(PCD)", "The Way I Are featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E", "Bounce featuring JT, Dr Dre, and Missy Elliot", "One and Only featuring Fall Out Boy", "Apologize featuring One Republic"