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    Quote Originally Posted by NatureCriminal7896 View Post
    Do You Like The Xscape Album?
    Love, Love, LOVE IT!!!! Have been listening to it more and more recently.

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    Default Re: Do You Like The Xscape Album?

    No. The originals are nice to have but presented in pretty dreadful quality (compare the sound quality of She Was Loving Me, a song from the Invincible era, to that of the Bad era outtakes on Bad 25 that Matt Forger worked on, the difference is night and day). The first disc is atrocious.

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    I voted yes because of course it's amazing to hear these songs but the circumstances...and wondering whether he'd even want it released idk. very mixed feelings

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    YES! I've been listening to it a lot lately!!!

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    Voted yes for the originals.
    The remasters I don't care for.

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    Its good but I don't listen it often. The original versions are better.

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    Default Re: Do You Like The Xscape Album?

    I like it a lot. I played it relentlessly for a couple of months when it was first released. For some of the tracks, I like only the original; for others, I like only the reworked version; and for a number of them, I like both versions. I appreciate that we were given the originals and the contemporised versions - that way, there's something for everyone. I hope that, if there are any future album releases, the same formula is used.

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    I loved it in fact. Didn't listen to anymore since the first weeks after its release. I thought it was a lot better than Invincible which terribly disappointed me bar a few tracks.
    Gonna give it another spin now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KgB View Post
    I voted yes because of course it's amazing to hear these songs but the circumstances...and wondering whether he'd even want it released idk. very mixed feelings
    I understand.



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    Default Re: Do You Like The Xscape Album?

    I've been bumping it a lot recently, and I gotta say, it's pretty damn great. Not prefect, but incredibly solid.

    The biggest disappointment for me are the original versions. "Chicago" is absolutely atrocious, "A Place with No Name" sounds like a lazy copy of the original song rather than a reinterpretation, "Slave to the Rhythm" sounds like an 8-bit video game demo, and "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" lacks the thrill of the leaked version from 2010. Yes, they're all meant to be demos, but they still sound so unfulfilled and uninteresting to me. I haven't listened to most of them more than once over the last couple months.

    On the other hand, the remixes are awesome. "Chicago" is borderline perfect, "Loving You" is on par with the original version, "A Place with No Name" is KILLER, and "Xscape" feels incredibly faithful to what Michael would have done with the song in 2014. The only two I'm not crazy about are "Blue Gangsta" (the verses are stunning but the chorus falls flat) and "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" (what the hell even is this one?).

    It feels less like a Michael Jackson album than Michael does ironically enough, but the production is far more consistent and the presentation was great.

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