Friday, January 20, 2012
Final Grade: A
No getting around this grade, because this album is perfect. Start to finish, not a single thing I don't like. First of all, Michael was an absolute genius. His melodies, phrasing, and just overall singing was great, and he showed it through dance numbers and ballads - he could do it all. Secondly, Quincy Jones is the fucking man. The production on this album is superb. Those horn lines???? OOOOOh lordy! Out of this world! Almost can't take it. I love that the album started and ended with dance numbers, with a couple slower jams in the middle to even things out. SO happy I finally took the time to really listen to this album, because it's incredible. One of my favorite reviews.