My thoughts upon hearing the 'Dangerous' album initially were that the album included many unnecessary things.
- the 17-second intro of 'Why You Wanna Trip On Me'
- the 35-second intro of 'In The Closet'
- the 17-second intro of 'Can't Let Her Get Away'
- the 20-second intro of 'Dangerous' (the song)
- the 20-second intro of 'Who Is It'
- the spoken intro of 'Black Or White'
- the classical prelude intro of 'Will You Be There'
The 'Dangerous' song also dragged on unnecessarily (toward its end) for more than a minute.
Also, 'Gone Too Soon' served no purpose at all on that album.
'Remember The Time' sounded very ordinary, even worse the 'She Drives Me Wild' and 'Can't Let Her Get Away' songs which both sounded too inferior and cheap.
Also, it struck me as odd that the 'Why You Wanna Trip On Me', 'Remember The Time', 'Who Is It', 'Will You Be There' titles did not have a question mark printed at the end.
But the album had few good things, for example:
When the 'Jam' began to play, it came as a shock to me and I almost passed out.
'In The Closet' was another good song that stood out immediately for me.
'Give In To Me' was another good song that stood out immediately for me, and I also liked the fact how his feminine-sounding voice contrasted with the harsh guitar sounds of that hard rock song.
That was exactly my point.
Michael Jackson never set any trends musically.
Even with his new, studio album (that he was working on in his final years) he showed that he was about to follow musical trends for one more time.
One has to look at the producers that he chose to work with on that album (in his final years): will.i.am, Neff-U, RedOne, etc, were all very safe choices as producers because they used to produce songs/hits (at that time) with a sound that the audience was already very familiar with.