Music Review: Michael

Michael Jackson’s first posthumous offering is better than the last two albums he threw up. The voice, the beats, the structures and the style – Michael is packed with songs that scream ‘MJ’ and grab your attention. It’s obviously because he’s no longer alive that the whole world will be giving this a few listens. This is not just another comeback album, it’s the King of Pop making his return, and even those who wouldn’t have cared will be sitting up in rapt attention because the king is dead now.

Michael is not sock-you-in-the-face-and-leave-you-zapped pop music that would’ve taken over the world all over again, but it is signature Michael Jackson for most part the way anything Michael Jackson would be, yet falling nowhere close to Thriller, Bad and Dangerous.

As somebody who fell in love with music because of Michael Jackson, it makes me cringe to hear Akon announce “Akon and MJ, yeah!” but the discomfort doesn’t last because I’m listening to this album for the same reason you will be.

Of all the songs, there are five that would have fit right in his live set – Hollywood Tonight, Keep Your Head Up, Breaking News, (I Can’t Make It) Another Day and Much Too Soon – the rest aren’t energetic or soulful enough.

There’s more to come from Michael Jackson – Sony Music will find it easier to milk him dry now that he’s dead, but let’s not spoil the moment. The greatest entertainer this planet has seen is back from the dead with his latest album. We’re listening, Michael.

RATING: 2.5/5

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6 Responses to “Music Review: Michael”

  1. December 15, 2010 at 09:16

    honestly, I don’t care about the album I don’t care about the review, but I love what I read. those words spell magic.


  2. 2 Unani
    December 15, 2010 at 11:51

    It’s great to hear his voice and those ‘dangerous’ style beats! 🙂


  3. 3 navin
    December 15, 2010 at 23:35

    i fucking hate akon!


  4. 5 perry_freemason
    December 16, 2010 at 11:39

    its gonna sell like hot cakes of course but oh what a fuckall compilation of previously unreleased material. sony is michael jackson’s oldest child and its making sure he continues to provide for it.


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