Re: So, Invincible is much better than everybody thought....
Some amazing songs, some of his best songs ever: You Rock My World, Speechless, Whatever Happens, Butterflies, Heaven Can Wait, Unbreakable, Threatened.
But at the same time the album has to many "weak" songs (weaker in comparison to his past albums): Privacy, Cry, The Lost Children, You Are My Life, 2000 Watts, Don't Walk Away.
The "problem" is that the album is too long so it feels like there are to much "fillers". First 8 songs are AMAZING! As good as anything MJ ever recorded. But next 6 songs are just not his best work. Still good songs but not good enough (in my opinion) for MJ studio album, especially when you have songs like Hollywood Tonight, Chicago, Xscape, A Place With No Name, We've Had Enough, One More Chance, Fall Again, Another Day, What More Can I Give! Last 2 songs are, again, AMAZING.
So, to sum it up.. You have album with 10 great songs and 6 not so good songs. If he released 10 track album it would have been perfect. That's why I prefer shorter albums (OTW, Thriller & Bad).
So, my opinion is that Invincible is just as good as Thriller or any other MJ album (Thriller has only 9 songs but all 9 are killers!), but it is still the album with most "fillers" or "weak songs". But that's the problem when you want to release an album with 16 songs - it's impossible to have 16 killer songs (Dangerous & HIStory suffered from that problem also), but I understand MJ that he wanted to give to his fans as much as he can or as much as the CD can hold.