Timbaland vs. The Neptunes

Timbaland vs. The Neptunes


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Corpsey

call me big papa

Absolutely love this, probably the best Neptunes production for Britney. Or at least the best song.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
What both Timbaland and the Neptunes are amazing at is putting just enough weirdness in, and balancing it with the pop aspect. It's artistry that's easy to love.
 

boxedjoy

Well-known member
Neptunes productions always seem static and simple - no melodic flourishes, just drum loops and two-note melodies. The great Neptunes stuff is elevated by performers like Kelis but completely dismal in the hands of a nonentity like Timberlake. Pharell always seems like a self-satisfied populist, the kind of guy who gets out a guitar at a house party and wants everyone to love when he plays naff covers.

Timbo's approach to rhythm, texture and melody is so singular. Aaliyah and Missy obv, but even the second-tier stuff with likes of Brandy and Tweet feel so much richer and exciting. Wildly inconsistent after the mid-00s but much higher peaks and nothing as wretched as Happy.
 
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