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Michael Jackson's Thriller is the bestselling album of all time, with 45 million worldwide sales powered by seven Top 10 U.S. singles and eight Grammy Awards. The 1982 album was also a success from which the pop superstar never really recovered--subsequent albums seemed to have no other goal than to beat the records set by Thriller. The highly-polished sound of Quincy Jones's production sounds almost organic compared to Jackson's more recent work, and in the same regard, Thriller was significantly slicker than its predecessor, Off the Wall. Both albums established a Jackson style that aimed for the dance floor with songs built on a state-of-the-art bed of percussion and keyboards. Elements of milestone Thriller tracks like "Billie Jean" (arguably Jackson's best-ever performance) and "Beat It" (with its hard-rock solo by guitarist Eddie Van Halen) influenced not just Jackson's records, but those of the entire dance-pop world. On the song "Thriller," Jackson indulged his taste for the juvenile and invited Vincent Price to rap in a really scary voice. With Thriller the album, Jackson created a different kind of monster--a hit album of such magnitude that it would have an irrevocable impact not just on the singer's art, but on his altogether kooky life. --John Milward
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brilliant funky songs, the title track is my absolute fave MJ (& halloween) song, partly for mr price's end rap & wicked howl........
"billie jean" totally infectious, wicked beat, never really undrstood what it was about, but it was a blowaway song (& video)....
"PYT" another excellent tune, & "human nature" just beautiful.
the Michael of this time is sorely missed..........
There are plenty of great songs to be found here just take a look at the track listing; all great songs and nearly all of the album's songs were singles, 7 out of 9 not bad eh? "Wanna Be Startin' Sometin'" is a great opener, the title of this song says it all Michael wanted to start something big and with Thriller he did just that. "Baby be Mine" is a groovy kind of song, very good. "The Girl Is Mine" duet with Paul McCartney is a great collaboration between the two artists. The title track was a monster hit and it seems every Halloween it's all you hear, great song. "Beat It" is one of my personal favorites, a rocking track that features an Eddie Van Halen guitar solo. Then there is of course the unforgettable "Billie Jean", it's hard to believe that producer Quincy Jones initially wanted the long introduction removed. "Human Nature" is another song I really like showcasing a softer side of Michael. "P.Y.T (Pretty Young thing)" and "The Lady In My Life" are not to be forgotten, they're also great songs.
With "Thriller" Michael would not only change the music itself as he pretty much turned by himself the music video from a promotional tool to an art form as has been said.Read more ›
It has earned the world's best-selling album of all-time not because one hit, or even two, or one blockbuster career-establishing hit. It established a new era of pop rock, pushing arena rock and dance rock into a new stratosphere. For me, six songs are favorites, but the rest are still very above average.
Frankly, the interviews were interesting, but not so much that I want to listen to them over and over.
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" Driving home the refrain like a machine gun, Jackson starts this album with a statement that something was starting. An affair? A great album? Or, a wave that turned Michael from a pretty good entertainer to the "King of Pop."
"The Girl Is Mine," is like receiving the torch from the previous king of pop, Paul McCartney, Michael sings a playful, flirtatious duet with Paul. The memorable line, "I'm a lover, not a fighter," has since become part of Americana.
"Thriller" Funky. Now, it sounds so familiar that I forget how unusual it was in the day. The first few ominous notes tell the listener this is no ordinary radio song. Vincent Price plays off his creepy reputation as a movie ghoul while parodying bad rap to lift this song to that place beyond.
"Beat It" Two words: music video.Read more ›
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This is an obvious answer. It's a great album. The first one I got was skipping on Billy jean. But amazon fix the problem right away. Believe it or not . Read morePublished 4 days ago by james cavanaugh
The photos on the vinyl look great, but if you are a true collector, you will be disappointed with the cover. It is a cheap plastic cover. Mine came ripped/unsealed at the bottom.Published 2 months ago by T
The best all-time selling album of all time! None will ever come close again because of the way music is sold now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas
This review is for the LP format. And it is fantastic. I love the added touch on both sides of the record with the etched in colour photos. Very neat. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kaitlyn P.
Amazing album. Lost mine in a move... and can't live without it. An unforgettable collection of superhits.Published 9 months ago by YodaBear
The only issue I have is the packaging. Not your standard vinyl packaging, comes in a plastic cover. Would rather have the traditional vinyl packaging. Great album though.Published 9 months ago by Bhalinder Dhaliwal