Best Of 2007

BEST POP EXTRAVAGANZA: Justin Timberlake at the St. Pete Times Forum

We lost Michael Jackson to the dark side years ago, and Prince spends way too much time putting out mediocre albums and playing ritzy nightclubs at $1,000-a-hit to be a pop star for the people. Luckily, we have Justin Timberlake, the boy-bander turned badass who danced, sang and even played piano with endearing aplomb at the St. Pete Times Forum in February. Leading a small army of ace musicians and immaculate booty-shakers through two sets of pop magic, Timberlake reminded us what a joy it used to be to watch The Gloved One.