|06-20-2013, 10:31 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Left due to ban epidemic
Join Date: Mar 2013
This is going to be an easy review for me to write as I've had this album since age 9.
After track 8 (Black or White) it is apparent to me the enormous amount of work that went into this. Michael Jackson was NOT lazy - he went into some excruciatingly hard work/labor for his fans here. There are moments it seems his voice is cracking from pressure and exhaustion of being too perfect 99.5% of the time. It is no wonder to me why he was so thin his entire life now. Lazy was not part of his demeanor or vocab.
While abuse from his Father is not as obvious in this album as earlier ones were (yes, I think and feel that deeply) the remnants of being a slave to work and perfection (the crack of Dad's whip/belt) are evident.
It is no wonder he only lived to be 50. His body and mind were equivalent to age 150.
Remember this strangely beautiful cover art? Look:
|08-02-2013, 07:16 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I LOVE this album! This was a very important album for him because this was HIS album and he showed to the world that he was HIS own artist outside of Quincy's production. It was an amazing album from start to finish. The album produced four top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including one number-one. The album's music features elements of R&B, pop, rap and rock while also incorporating a newer genre, new jack swing, after the inclusion of producer Teddy Riley to the project. Lyrical themes expressed in the album included racism, poverty, paranoia, romance, the welfare of children and the world and self-improvement, topics Jackson had covered before. Dangerous, like Bad and Thriller, cemented Jackson's place in music history as one of the leaders of contemporary pop music
Dangerous was the first album to be produced fully by Jackson, with additional production from his friend, Bill Bottrell, and Teddy Riley, whose contribution presented Jackson with a younger urban audience. Jackson earned writing credits on all but two tracks on the album. In addition to commercial success, the album received critical acclaim from contemporary critics. It has been listed as the most successful album of all time in the new jack swing style.
2. Why You Wanna Trip On Me
3. In The Closet
4. She Drives Me Crazy
5. Remember The Time
6 Cant Let Her Get Away
7. Heal The World
8. Black Or White
9. Who Is It >>>>>> One of the best songs he has written
10. Give In To Me ft. Slash
11. Will You Be There>>>>>>>>> another great song he has written
12. Keep The Faith
13. Gone To Soon
This was so touching dedicated to Aids victim Ryan White