Friday, February 9, 2007

NY Times Says Hipsters Learning to Love Justin Timberlake

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2007 at 4:00 AM

From The New York Times: "He won over the teeny-boppers long ago, but in his incarnation as a sexy-smooth crooner with a hip-hop edge, Justin Timberlake has gained some unusual fans: hipsters.

"Youthful urbanites who normally wouldn’t admit to filling their iPods with anything remotely Top 40, let alone the music of a performer who can sell out Madison Square Garden, as Mr. Timberlake, 26, did for tonight’s show, are suddenly unashamed of their copies of 'Justified,' his first solo album, or 'FutureSex/LoveSounds,' his recent chart-topper produced by Timbaland. Members of the Flaming Lips, Coldplay and Keane have come to his shows, and his music is a staple of cooler-than-thou fashion week.

"On Monday, at an after-party for the Marc Jacobs show at the club Eugene, the D.J. Duane Harriott played 'SexyBack,' and the crowd of models, art directors, designers and other insider types hit the dance floor with abandon. 'It’s a timeless song,' Mr. Harriott said, favorably comparing it to the Michael Jackson tune he spun next.

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