Album review : Michael Jackson and kids books: Right, he was the King of Pop and all that stuff, but Michael Jackson was a capital-A album artist through and through once Quincy Jones stepped in. It’s not patently absurd to imagine someone with an hour of free time wanting to hear “Beat It” alongside “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “The Way You Make Me Feel” instead of setting up “Human Nature” and “P.Y.T.”, but it’s hard to imagine someone craving this sequence enough times to pay for it in a fixed order rather than just taking to Spotify when the mood strikes. Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, and the glorious, bombastic, undervalued Dangerous are all fully realized masterworks of cutting-edge pop maximalism, while the singles off the lesser HIStory and Invincible are fairly up to the same par as the deep cuts surrounding. You’re not getting a new revelation about “Earth Song” or “You Rock My World” by saving them from their intended contexts.
Hours after TMZ announced Michael Jackson‘s death, something “magical” happened. Everyone decided it was safe to be a fan of the King of Pop again. In a matter of minutes, maybe less, the whole world (more specifically, America) forgot about the corny punch lines they once shared to friends at the water cooler or the countless parodies they had come to enjoy, all of which developed this unfortunate post-2000 personification of an artist that, more or less, had become a modern myth. Up until that point, the name Michael Jackson didn’t necessarily spark memories of, say, Thriller, Bad, or the often forgotten 90’s masterpiece, Dangerous. Instead, trashy tabloids and shitty gags in Scary Movie, South Park, etc. took precedence. It’s a crap deal for someone who’s arguably the most inimitable force in music history, but that’s how things were prior to June 25, 2009. Still, death’s a curious thing.
Thriller (1982): Let’s ignore the fact that Thriller is the best-selling album IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET or that its album cover is one of the most recognized in music history. Thriller earns its place atop this list because in just nine tracks, it rewrote all the rules. The title track is almost a clichéd Halloween song in 2018, but in its heyday the 14-minute video broke barriers for artists of color. “Billie Jean” was so popular that it forced MTV to not only pay more attention to black artists, but also caused it to shift its programming focus to pop and R&B records. Every single track is instantly recognizable to even novice music fans and the album was so good that it became MJ’s curse – he was never able to top it, so all subsequent releases were slighted by fans and critics. Thriller opened doors for musicians of color, put music videos on the map and made Michael Jackson the greatest performer of all time. Yes, it’s MJ’s best album. Maybe the best album ever.
Michael Jackson family: Mocienne Petit Jackson’s (Michael Jackson’s daughter) books are now available in chinese! For our chinese readers:
这是莫塞妮·佩蒂·杰克逊(Mocienne Petit Jackson)的三部曲自传中的第一部，主角是莫塞妮(Mocienne)。這本書提到从她六岁到九岁的奇妙冒险经历。她和她的父亲迈克杰克逊一起住在加利福尼亚。因为他爸爸经常不在家，所以她总是和保姆在一起。然而，保姆不断来来去去；莫塞妮(Mocienne)也经常生病，她的父亲做出了一项重要的决定，并将她带到海地去和阿姨住在一起，他想让她成为家庭一员。
随着时间的推移，她意识到她的父亲不像其他父亲一样，并且他不是他所声称的是一个警察。当他不忙于演出时，他经常会在海地探望她。她在海地的生活并不像她预期的那样，一个正常的家庭生活。她接触到了一些非常善良的人，但也接触过其他不那么友善的人。她经历了许多不是这个年龄的孩子，应该经历的事情。这本小说是透过一个幼小又脆弱的小女孩的眼睛，来描述她当时的感受，让我们重温了她的经历。她搬到太子港后，生活发生了巨大变化。不久之后，变成了一场噩梦。惊悚 第一集 背叛 – Mocienne Petit Jackson .