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Michael Jackson - Thriller 25th Anniversary Review
11-05-2008, 10:41 PM
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Michael Jackson - Thriller 25th Anniversary Review

Worse than child abuse.

The Curmudgeon never has been, nor ever will be, what you would call a major Michael Jackson fan but there really is no denying that, before the baby dangling and kiddie fiddling antics and the frightening plastic surgery and, well, everything else that turned him into an off-putting laughing stock, before all that - Michael Jackson was quite simply one of the greatest pop stars on the planet. Innovative, exciting, mysterious - basically everything that absolutely NO pop star is nowadays. Jackson really did seem like he came from some fantastic alternative universe, creating some jaw dropping, magnificent pop records - Thriller being one of them.

So it comes as absolutely no shock that one of the all-time essential albums gets a 25th anniversary edition. Quite as to WHY we really need another edition, when you consider that it was re-released as a Special Edition a few years back, not to mention the fact that every single was re-released only last year - really Mike, how much longer do you expect your glassy-eyed, weirdo obsessive fans to buy the same music time and time again?

Anyway, you're probably wondering WHY Thriller, one of the greatest albums of all time, from one of the greatest pop stars of all time, is sitting alongside the very worst Amazon has to offer in the Curmudgeon's reviews?

Because, not only is it a cheap cash in, not only is it unwarranted, not only is it MISSING actual album tracks from the previous Special Edition, but because the main selling point here isn't Thriller itself - more the "previously un-released" (read - knocked up about a week ago) bonus tracks, featuring remixes and covers from such luminaries as Will.I.Am and Fergie.

Are you scared yet?

Gentle reader, you SHOULD be. For tacked on at the end of the album are 5 horrific, worthless, pointless remixes that clearly anyone could and should do without. Did you ever want to hear Dead Eyed Peas "singer" Fergie strain through "Beat It?" Not in a million years, obviously - but you can now! Did you ache to hear a new version of Wanna Be Starting Somethin', but this time with Akon and Will.I.Am? Only if suicide swiftly followed, surely - but it's on here too.

People like Akon and Fergie don't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as someone like Michael Jackson, yet here they are stinking up a classic album, an album that some poor kid is going to think is the REAL Thriller record. It's like Bob Dylan re-releasing Blonde On Blonde but with Fred Durst on vocals.

An abomination, then. By all means add Thriller to your record collection. In no way, shape or form make it this version.

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12-05-2008, 07:10 AM
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12-05-2008, 07:49 AM
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Do you people actually know what "Spam" is?

Or do you just jump on any new thread as soon as it appears?

I thought we were here to talk about music.

That's what I'm doing, is it not?

Don't abuse children, or else they'll turn out like me.
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