Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Michael Jackson "Bad"(vinyl)

What can be said about this album?

Well, I can say that I'm much more impressed by his work and talent when he was performing with his brothers than I am with his adult output.

I can also say that I'm not terribly enthralled with the predominant ideas behind record production in the 1980's.
The all-synth-all-the-time approach to arrangement and production leads to very tight, brittle, artificial, albeit distinctive sounding records.

There's no denying the appeal to these songs, though I'm willing to attribute more of this magnetism to Quincy Jones than the late Mr. Jackson.
If I were a dancin' man, I'd be hopping around in my knee-highs right now.

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