Mikael Wood
December 04, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Shock Value II

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Timbaland
genre
Pop

We gave it a B-

Timbaland has endured plenty of dude-is-done gossip recently, but on Shock Value II, the sequel to 2007’s Shock Value, the once-untouchable producer proves his Rolodex, at least, still knows no equal. Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and Drake show up to sling hooks over Timbo’s beats, while Nelly Furtado returns for an ’80s-styled electro-funk workout à la their 2006 collab ”Say It Right.” So far, so predictable — at least until ”Tomorrow in the Bottle,” which features Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. That guy’s got a funky bone? Talk about a shocker. B-

DOWNLOAD THIS: ”Tomorrow in the Bottle”

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