March 21, 2013 at 9:47 am #543183
Choose your favorite single from Michael’s album.March 21, 2013 at 11:36 am #543185
An excellent album, filled with great songs. Even the two songs from that album that weren’t released as singles (“Baby Be Mine” and “Lady in My Life”) were great. The only song of the album I don’t like is “The Girl Is Mine,” and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who loves The Beatles, Paul McCarntey, and Michael Jackson. Their other collaboration, “Say Say Say” (from McCartney’s Pipes of Peace album) was much stronger, in my opinion. It’s somewhat mind-boggling that a subpar track like “The Girl Is Mine” was the first single released (!) from what would become the biggest selling album of all time.
But overall, my favourite song from Thriller would have to be “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”March 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm #543186
Epic album. Billie JeanMarch 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm #543187
Billie JeanMarch 22, 2013 at 12:57 am #543188
“Wanna Be Startin’ Something”Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 22, 2013 at 7:04 am #543189
Beat ItMarch 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm #543190
I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I far prefer Off the Wall to Thriller. I’d take any of the four OtW singles over the Thriller singles. That said, I voted for “Thriller.”March 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm #543191
I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I far prefer Off the Wall to Thriller. I’d take any of the four OtW singles over the Thriller singles. That said, I voted for “Thriller.”
I find just about all of Jackson’s albums are quite underrated and often overlooked because of the massive shadow Thriller casts upon them. I personally like songs from most of his other albums more than any of the songs from Thriller (“Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” from Off the Wall; “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Man in the Mirror” from Bad; “Will You Be There” from Dangerous; and “Earth Song” and “Stranger in Moscow” from HIStory), but as a whole, I think Thriller is the most consistent, and therefore, best album. But in terms of overall consistency, Off the Wall definitely comes second, as there are few, if any, clunkers on it. I think the fact that 78% of Thriller is instantly recognizable Top 10 material (compared to Off the Wall‘s 40%) also helps its legendary status. Most artists don’t amass 7 top 10 singles in their entire career, let alone in one album. I do however think that despite having 4 top 10 hits, Off the Wall had the potential of having a lot more hits had more singles been released (“Workin’ Day and Night,” “I Can’t Help It,” “It’s the Falling in Love,” etc.).March 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm #543192
“Off The Wall” is the superior album, but “Thriller” was the singles powerhouse. I personally think “Thriller” has its weak spots (I find the non-singles to be mediocre and the McCartney duet downright bad), while “Off The Wall” has no filler, it’s all consistently great tracks and matches the highs from this one at moments (“Rock With You”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, the title track). But it’s such an emblematic album and with so many big classics that a poll made sense, I think.
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