UK REVIEW: Michael Jackson’s album MICHAEL
Dit is een review van Michael Jackson's Michael: (UK)
The reviews have started to come in, the first comes from the British newspaper “The Mirror”:
THE wait is over – and the biggest and most unlikely album of the decade is here. I’ve had the first ever listen to Michael Jackson’s new collection of tracks, compiled 17 months after he died. And the album, called Michael, is not half Bad – even if some of the vocals sound slightly less than Jackson-esque.
Hold My Hand (feat Akon): The first single is poignant with an eerily prophetic opening – “This life don’t last forever.” Anthemic track with a clap beat at the end.
Hollywood Tonight: Top tune. A certified Jackson hit. Written during the recording of 2007′s Invincible album, but so hot could have come off Bad with its dancefloor feel.
Much Too Soon: A ballad where he croons: “Take away this never ending sorrow, take this lonely feeling from my soul.”
Behind The Mask: Here he beat boxes. Yep, beat boxes. Inspired by Can You Feel It and Eric Clapton’s Behind The Mask.
Best Of Joy: Soppy ballad time – JLS will be jealous. Cute voice. Tick. Melodies. Tick. Hit. Tick.
Breaking News: “Everyone watching the news: I’m Michael Jackson,” he sings, over and over. And he has a right old moan, adding: “All the news today, they say I’m crazy.”
I Can’t Make It Another Day: Teaming up with Lenny Kravitz, he warbles: “I can’t make it another day without your love.” Some classic guitar riffs from Kravitz.
Keep Your Head Up: Festive bells chime on this track about a woman’s struggle. A children’s chorus sings him out.
I Like The Way You Love Me: Originally from 2004′s Ultimate Collection, this showcases Michael’s voice at its purest.
Monster (feat 50 Cent): A winner. Fiddy’s rap brings the tune bang up to date and blends with Jackson’s soulful voice.