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    Default Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    I've bought this album recently and I've been listening to it non-stop (though I knew some tracks for a long time) and I honestly think it's one of his best (including his solo stuff). I read in this forum somewhere that this era has his best vocals, and I didn't believe that, but after listening to the album I do!
    So, I have a couple of questions:
    - Do you think Triumph is the best Jacksons album?
    - Where would you rank it among his solo stuff?
    - Is it better than Off The Wall?

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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    It is sad how overlooked those Jacksons albums are even by many fans when in fact they are as much MJ albums as any of his solo work IMO - especially Destiny and Triumph. When you look at the level of his contribution - he actually wrote more songs on Triumph than on OTW. So it is not any less of an MJ album to me than his solo works.

    - Do you think Triumph is the best Jacksons album?
    It varies between Destiny and Triumph to me. Lyrics wise I LOVE Destiny and IMO it is MJ's most personal album up until Dangerous. Just listen to the lyrics, he bares his soul naked on that album, like never until Dangerous and HIStory. Musically probably Triumph is better though, but I like Destiny and Triumph equally. Those two albums are definitely the peak products of the Jacksons.

    - Where would you rank it among his solo stuff?
    - Is it better than Off The Wall?
    I don't want to pit Triumph and OTW against each other - to me they are both great albums. Nor do I feel the point in pitting it against any other solo MJ album as they are all different with different purposes. I just think Triumph gets relatively overlooked because it isn't a solo album, but fans who do that are definitely missing out.

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    For me, both Destiny and Triumph were both exceptionally well produced albums. His artistic progression from Destiny, to Off The Wall to Triumph and Thriller is second to none.

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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    Personally, I used to think that Victory was the best Jacksons album when I was a kid because it has all 6 brothers on it and they all sing lead vocals on at least 1 track. Nowadays, I know that the album was rushed so that the brothers could tour and ride on Thriller's wave of success.

    Triumph is my favorite Jacksons album now. Heartbreak Hotel is absolute genius. Walk Right Now is funky as hell. Wondering Who has Jackie on lead vocals, Can You Feel It has a good message and is the definitive concert opener for the group. I could go on and on about the tracks.

    I also think that MJ's contributions to Triumph expand on his songwriting capabilities. MJ wrote Heartbreak Hotel own his own and arranged it on his own.

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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    It was definitely the best tour the brothers along with MJ ever did, best live concert series MJ ever done

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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    Triumph was the last Jackson album that it was not obvious if Michael was doing the project out of emotional obligation or desire.. So for that it reflects.. The tracks that Mike worked on post Triumph were good but by that time the albums as a whole were not the same.. They couldn't even get Mike in the Torcher video... lol! had to go so far as to put a wax MJ... haha
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    I don't know if it's the best Jackson album or not, but I sure do love it and I listen to it a lot.
    Just as I do Destiny and Victory. And I agree with Respect, I simply cannot and will not pit them against
    OTW or any of the solo material. Those albums play a pivotal part in my musical history and have earned and
    proven to hold their own.



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    Not to mention Goin' Places....The Jacksons.....pfft!
    :thinking:



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    ^Music Takin' Over

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    ^ Different Kind of Lady, Jump For Joy, Man of War.

    Awesomeness!



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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    I'd rank Triumph better than all other Jackson albums, and behind Thriller,Off The Wall and Bad in his solo catalogue

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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    Lovely one and Give it up and This place-heartbreak hotel are my favorite songs from this album. And The Jackson especially Michel looked SOOOOOOOOOO Good!!
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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    Quote Originally Posted by terrell View Post
    Lovely one and Give it up and This place-heartbreak hotel are my favorite songs from this album.
    And The Jackson especially Michael looked SOOOOOOOOOO Good!!
    I SOOOOOOOOO agree! Lol!

    And for sure! All those songs are off the chain!

    Could it be safe to say, I love this whole album?! Yep! :happy:



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    YES! A "hidden gem""

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    Default Re: Is Triumph the best Jacksons album?

    To me the best Jacksons Album is Destiny. I just adore that album

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