Sunday, August 17, 2008

Album Of The Day #29: THRILLER - Michael Jackson

Title: Thriller

Artsit: Michael Jackson
Label: Epic
Year: 1982
Songs: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'/Baby Be Mine*/The Girl Is Mine/Thriller*/Beat It/Billie Jean/Human Nature**/P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)***/The Lady In My Life*
Written by: Michael Jackson, except *Rod Temperton, **Steve Porcaro & John Bettis and ***James Ingram & Quincy Jones
Produced by: Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions ("Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Beat It" and "Billie Jean": co-produced by Michael Jackson)
Thoughts: Here's another album that, if you don't have, you probably live under a rock. I must admit, though, I only have the basic, bare-bones original CD release, though, so I'm living under a smaller rock by only having one copy of this! This is an awesome album, but some of the songs themselves aren't that great, like "Human Nature" and the embarrasing duet with McCartney, "The Girl Is Mine". Still, the great songs far outnumber the weak (which isn't hard with only nine here). "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is an awesome opener and there's no underestimating the greatness of "Billie Jean". "Beat It" and "Thriller" are also fun, which I think is the main point about this record. It's a lot of fun.
Rating: 8/10

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