tirsdag 27. november 2007

Michael Jackson

Oh yeah. It's time for the Michael Jackson post. Now a lot of you people don't realise the awesomeness of MJ, so before we start it's a must that you let your jaw drop to this clip:

It's likely that you view this nut as a white ghost maniac who morphes himself on a monthly basis, snuggles with boys and occasionally dangles his children from balconies, but the time has come for you to delve into his back catalogue! Let me open my magic fedora and say CHA'MONE MOTHERFUCKERS!!

Off The Wall (1979) - This is his fifth album but normally considered his debut. The opening cut is "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", and if you don't like that song i can't help you, there are enuffa blogs out there for people like you (or are there?). Off The Wall features Michael's best singing and i think it's a nice place to start.

Thriller (1982) - Oh i think you've heard of this one. It's only the most-selling album of all time! 104 million. Jesus christ. Remember how everyone and their grandmother bought that shitty Californication album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Well, that sold 15 million. This album is full of hits. Literally, actually: Only two songs on Thriller were not top 10 singles. At this point MJ was the biggest pop star since Elvis, and when you see his groundbreaking music videos it's not hard to see why.

Bad (1989) - Okay, this is where MJ began to go crazy. I mean... bad? You're a street punk now? You wear black leather and chains? You're WHITE now? No Michael, just no. But at the same time, yes! Because this album contains more eee-hee than any of the others and i loves me some eee-hee. Cha'mone.

Dangerous (1991) - I think this is a very underrated album, his 3rd best after Off The Wall and Thriller. The hard industrial beats are completely off the hook. I was amazed at how modern the sound is, more often than not it sounds totally contemporary, like something Timbaland wishes he did (this specifically goes for the second cut. Holy shit). Anyway, it contains Jam and Black or White. And err, Heal The World. At this point i'm so into Michael that i can actually stomach Heal The World! Well at least until the second octave raise where the children come in. So i guess i can't entirely stomach it, but i don't hate it

The latest italian L'uomo Vogue has a fantastic spread with Michael:

Now he hasn't even been close to looking cool the last 10 years but that has damn sure changed now, truly a pleasant surprise. He also looks like he's having a lot of fun.

This bodes very well for his 2008 comeback album, altho the fact that Kanye West and Will.I.Am are involved is a serious blow to me... if they stick to producing that's totally fine because Kanye has good taste in soul samples and Will.I.Am isn't actually that bad a producer when he doesn't have Fergie's crack whore voice oozing on top of it. But: you know they're gonna open their worthless mouths. This is not a good idea. If you like the way those guys rap then you suck at hip hop.

Well enuff about those dickheads, it's time to dance! Put on your black brogues, sparkling socks and slick fedora, and don't forget your sequined glove! Eee-heee

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