Michael Jackson's New Album

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Boplicity, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Has anyone heard or bought Michael Jackson's new album? If so, has he broken any new ground or improved in any way? How does the album compare to "Thriller" and "Dangerous"?

    Even if no new or daring experiemnts are tried, is the album worth buying for fans who liked Jackson's best work or is it just a pedestrain effort, not worth purchasing?

    What is the best song on the new album or are they all unremarkable?

    Thanking you in advance for your input.
  2. I havnt heard it yet but I plan to get it soon. I really liked the new songs on 'HIStory', hopefully the new album will continue that formula. I have heard that the songs are much the same style as MJ has always done, but with a modern sound, which should be pretty good. Some people have said that it isnt better then 'Thriller', but having the biggest selling album of all time would be a hard thing to face. I think 'Invincible' is alot better then people were expecting.
    I have listened to the new 'Special Edition' versions of the older the albums, and the quality is amazing, they have really made them sound incredible, 'Dangerous' especially.
  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Thanks. I've been trying to decide whether to buy Jackson's newest album or spend my money on some other album. Your comments may have been the little shove I needed to shell out for Michael Jackson. :)

    I'll buy it this week and post my comments pro and con when I've been able to hear the whole thing.
  4. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I don't think it comes out until the end of this month, but I could be wrong. I like the first single off from it -- "classic" MJ.

    EDIT: My bad. I thought it came out at the end of this month, but it came out on October 30! D'oh!
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    FWIW(& IMO)-
    MJ's 'best' stuff was WRITTEN by Rod Temperton(ex-keys/composer with the band, Heatwave).
    Check the composer credits on two of Jackson's better albums, Off The Wall and Thriller.
    No Temperton(& what's become of this guy?) & no more 'new' MJ in my house! ;)
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I took a listen; thought it was just kind of blah. Jim K's right. Without a competent production team (ie. QJ and Rod Temperton) Jacko's nothing but a dancing fool.
  7. I just got 'Invincible' and I think its very good. Think vintage Micheal Jackson with a modern sound. He hasnt really broken much new ground, but it easily stands up to the rest of his catalogue. One small criticism I have is that it is kind of a step backwards for MJ. 'History' broke a lot of new ground, and though a lot of people didnt really like it, I loved his new direction with protest songs such as 'They Dont Care About Us', and 'History', MJ hasnt continued in that style but rather gone back to the 'Thriller' and 'Bad' formula and updated it with modern sounds, which cant be a bad thing. His stuff back then was brilliant, and no one is going to miss that 80's synth and drum sound. I havnt listened to it enough yet, but so far the best songs seem to be 'Threatened' (which will remind you of the song 'Thriller'), '2000 Watts', 'Unbreakable', 'Invincible', and 'Cry'