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Justin Timberlake: Filthy review – comeback single channels Prince for grown-up funk masterpiece

After fluffy megahit Can’t Stop the Feeling!, Timberlake goes dark and dangerous – and shows that his instinct for subtle, futurist R&B hasn’t deserted him
Back to the woods? ... Justin Timberlake. Photograph: Ryan McGinley

Justin Timberlake’s single Filthy is his first new release since his ambitious, occasionally riveting but ultimately bloated 2013 double album . Well, if you exclude his schmaltzy score for The Book of Love, and , a single released in tandem with the animated Trolls movie – a fluffy, kid-friendly pop

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