Justin Timberlake goes glamping on ‘Man of the Woods’


Justin Timberlake has taken to wearing flannel shirts and having himself photographed in the middle of streams to get the word out on his fifth studio album, “Man of the Woods.” But those expecting a Bon Iver-style musical makeover from the multi-hyphenated star will be let down. Timberlake, 37, is a crowd-pleaser at heart and “Man of the Woods” hardly finds him swerving from his mission. Working once again with his most trusted platinum-certified collaborators — Timbaland, Danja and the Neptunes — the Memphis native offers a grab bag of styles, from country and funk to, er, country-funk with his increasingly breathless falsetto front and center on standout tracks like “Midnight Summer’s Jam” and “Supplies.” It’s everything you want from Timberlake, minus the beard. — Aidin Vaziri