Timbaland Presents Shock Value II - Review

Ok so these album reviews have been floating in my mind for a while now, and at last I'm gonna get around to them... I'll start with SV2 so I can hopefully shed some positive light on the much criticized project and rate each song out of a 5-star rating, let's begin:

01. Intro with DJ Felli Fel
Not much to say about this song other than it's just a mere intro song to the album, it receives ✰✰✰

02. Carry Out with Justin Timberlake
Nearly everyone's favorite off of the album, not to mention one of the most successful singles, easily receives ✰✰✰✰✰

03. Lose Control with JoJo
Another favorite from the album, not to mention did very well on live performances (cough Manila cough), and the third verse is by Hayes (uncredited) therefore receives ✰✰✰✰

04. Meet In Tha Middle with Bran'Nu
This joint (according to Brandy fans) was set to be a single off of the album, and I can't blame them, the song is great, I just couldn't see it as single material though, receives ✰✰✰

05. Say Something with Drake
Oh this much celebrated song, weird thing though is that it feels more like a Drizzy song than a Timbo song, but who am I to complain? As for ratings, I think its fair for it to receive ✰✰✰

06. Tomorrow In The Bottle with Chad Kroeger & Sebastian
This is my favorite song from the album (partly because I'm a big Nickelback fan), this track also uses the first verse from Sebastian's song "Bottom Of The Bottle", Tim wanted this to be a single too, so it receives ✰✰✰✰

07. We Belong To The Music with Miley Cyrus
One of two songs sent to iTunes as a promo single prior to the official album release, and however lots of Miley fans forget that it is actually a Timbaland song, however I feel it can receive ✰✰

08. Morning After Dark with Nelly Furtado & SoShy
The first single from the album came to much welcome by the media because it fitted in with the Vampire theme set by Twilight (puke) & originally never featured Nelly, but as a last minute addition they included her, song is brilliant, it receives ✰✰✰✰✰

09. If We Ever Meet Again with Katy Perry
The song I'll say was the first Timbaland song I ever heard when I first moved to UK, not to mentioned it fared pretty well here, song also contains the uncredited extra Sebastian verse at the end entitled "Face Of The Year", track receives ✰✰✰✰

10. Can You Feel It with Esthero & Sebastian
Another amazing song to hear live, however it feels nothing more than just an album-filler joint, but it's still great to get Esthero on the album as her vocals true to Canadian singing talent are amazing, so it receives ✰✰✰✰

11. Ease Off The Liquor
With the additional vocals of SoShy (not Melody Thornton!) this is a favorite among DJ's everywhere, not to mention sounds hot when played in the clubs,the instrumental alone is awesome, so it receives ✰✰✰✰

12. Undertow with The Fray & Esthero
This song unexpectedly charted and I believe with a little more effort put into this song we could've had the "Apologize" of Shock Value 2, but alas there were no plans for it to become a single and remained such, thus receives ✰✰✰✰

13. Timothy Where You Been with Jet
Accompanied by the additional vocals of JoJo we get this song that Tim did without actually even meeting Jet in studio ever, as they simply sent him their 2003 song "Timothy" and then Tim mixed it for his project, it receives ✰✰✰✰✰

14. Long Way Down with Daughtry
Chris Daughtry himself said he liked this collaboration so much that at that time he wanted to make his next album sound like it, however it just seemed to be him joking around, another album-filler, so receives ✰✰✰✰

15. Marchin On (Timbo Version) with OneRepublic
This song was used as the theme for German football team during the 2010 World Cup, except only as the "Patriot Remix" and the original is only found on the OneRepublic album "Waking Up", this song receives ✰✰✰

16. The One I Love with Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
This song was originally titled "Maniac" with a verse by Chris Brown, however this got axed due to domestic violence case with Rihanna at the time, this was agreed mutually by Chris & Tim as they felt it may not do well for Brown's career at the time, so receives ✰✰

17. Symphony with Attitude, Bran'Nu & D.O.E.
This song was sampled from Marley Marl's song "The Symphony" and later the Tim instrumental version was freestyled to by Petey Pablo in "Did It, Done It" and this serves as the final song on the entire album, it receives ✰✰✰

18. Talk That with T-Pain & Billy Blue
Never appeared on the album however it was scheduled to be on it originally with the Missy Elliott verses, and then the Akon verse later as a remix, but instead we got Billy here doing his thing, if it did have a place on the album I feel it would've been #18, receives ✰✰✰✰

19. Crazy Girl with Justin Timberlake
Never appeared on the album too despite being originally slated to be on it, they could've still had it as a bonus track or something... This song interpolates Tank's "I Like Them Girls (Timbaland Remix)" receives ✰✰✰✰✰

20. I'm In Love With You with Tyson Ritter (All-American Rejects)
Like "Talk That" it never appeared on the album however during production it was reported that Tim was recording with The All-American Rejects, thus I'm assuming this was their result, it was meant to appear on the unreleased "SV2: The Essentials" EP, receives ✰✰✰✰


  1. dafuq are u talking about?! Shock Value II: The Essentials is not unreleased.. http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/shock-value-ii-the-essentials/id379683559

    and If We Ever Meet Again does not deserve any stars at all, it's a complete piece of shit..

  2. This is totally not biased at all

  3. this is best review for SVII
    i've never choose my fave tracks on this LP

    1-Morning After Dark
    2-Say Something
    3-Carry Out
    4-Lose Control
    5-Timothy Where Have You Been

    i hope u still doing sv3 review tom

    1. yup I'll do a SV3 review as soon as it comes out, i dunno if i'll USTREAM it live or do it here... stay tuned for tomorrow evening i'm gonna do an SV1 review

    2. its hard to do review 4 sv1 i won't dare to make a review for an epic LP hehe , but let's see wat u got

    3. ya i was pretty nervous about doing it too myself, but i said i would do each album, so it's gotta be included! (and u were right, it was hard to do a review)
      anyways its up, check it out and agree/disagree to ur heart's content