If you listen to pop radio in 2008, you’ve gotta be a Michael Jackson fan. Why? Because if the popular songs of the day don’t sound like Prince, they sound like Michael. Aside from mentioning outright thieves of his look and his sound like Usher, Justin Timberlake and Ne-Yo, everyone from Britney and Beyonce to Jay-Z (“American Gangster has more MJ shout outs than any record I’d ever had) and Fall Out Boy (the rock band who hired soul man and MJ disciple Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds to produce their latest CD) owe The King of Pop a debt of gratitude.
I could go into more detail about what makes “Thriller” such an iconic album (and a good one, too!!): but you might as well just read this: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/53802/michael-jackson-thriller-25/
I wrote it, anyway.
For a list of today’s new releases (besides “Thriller”) go here: