- Mar 9, 2019
I think "Xscape" is pretty good, even if the new arrangements are a bit overproduced. It's well worth a listen, especially the demo versions of the songs.
Widely believed in the fan community...not proven or admitted to, as yet. There is a class action court case going on at the moment, which feels as though it will never actually end.
The controversy around the Cascio songs really turned me off the Michael album, so I never bought it. I will admit there are some good songs on that album, though.
I did buy the deluxe edition of Xscape and I definitely prefer that one out of the two.
A Place Without No Name - in Xscape is genius. I love it. There are some real treasures on that album.
MJPhantz;4253841 said:The problem with the Posthumous albums (and Invincible) is that Michael seemed to stop writing songs and rather outsourced ideas to others. Which is why we never get a feeling of identity on the albums. Invincible is one massive fruit salad and feels like an album of b-sides and outtakes. Same goes for Michael and Xscape.
All of a sudden we've got Jerkins, Dr Freeze, Riley, Babyface, Harris.
Some of the posthumous tracks are great whilst others are pleasant at best.
Probably my favourite is the one with Kravitz Another Day, but I preferred the original demo leak rather than the finalised album version.
Would love to hear the original Much Too Soon version also. Xscape as a track is a cracker and should have been on Invincible.
Galactus123;4272171 said:Not often but they have many great songs. I actually like Michael album more than Xscape. It sounds better.
somewhereinthedark;4272197 said:I actually haven’t stopped listening to Xscape since it was released. I LOVE that album. It still sounds fresh. Btw, I have not listened to the Michael album since the first day it was released.
The Xscape album STILL sounds great. I just listened to it today. I love the fact that it has the originals and the remixes. This was a great project from the Estate and I am so thankful that they released it.
I listen to some posthumous songs such as Best of Joy, Slave to the Ryhtm, Hold My Hand on a frequent basis, but most posthumous songs, I haven't listened to more than 4-5 times.
I listen to Michael's postumous work. I agree that some of the production has marred some of the original tracks, but songs like Behind The Mask, Best of Joy and a Place with No Name are killer. I also dig Love Never Felt So Good. However I do.feel like there's a lotta subpar stuff in those albums. I wonder what gems could be in that vaultm