- Nov 21, 2007
i like scream album
That whole album 10 years later was a hot mess.
Yes you had the 4 or 5 good songs, Hold my Hand, Hollywood tonight, Behind the Mask, Best of Joy etc - but the Cascio/Malachi stuff and the fact it was 10 slim songs, made it a cheap afterthought. The best part was the cover art.
Xscape was much better and Scream is not even rateable.
Hot take: having re-listened to both albums recently, I think Michael is leagues better than Xscape. Better song selection (minus the Cascio tracks), and a better approach to finishing the material.
Xscape feels like two separate but equally disappointing projects: a remix album with solid production but barren of any Michael Jackson influence, and a collection of demos that largely aren't very interesting or worth a second listen. It feels like a compilation of outtakes, which (ironically enough) isn't the feeling I get when I listen to Michael (or Bad 25, for that matter). All those songs feel like they were meant to be heard, and even with the creative license taken by the producers, they all maintain the general spirit and vibe of the original recordings. We can debate the quality of the final mixes, and of course the Cascio tracks diminish the album's worth, but I can't help but smile listening to some of the Michael tracks.
I normally don't give a damn who produces what -- I consider the Timbaland cut of "Chicago" to be the only one in existence -- but I don't want another Xscape. I want an album that feels like Michael, not someone else.
Why would he only confess about these 3 songs "and Stay". He sang a whole bunch more songs for the Cascios.
Is this new btw? At least something similar was posted on his facebook page some time after the album came out. Then it was removed again and he claimed that he had been hacked.
I guess IF he ever confesses, it will be a bit more detailed than that.
This site lists the Cascio tracks: https://mjofficialversions.blogspot.com/p/michael-jackson.html
Including some from the so called Stay/Bible album, but no all. (They probably just listing the tracks that have been considered for the "Michael" album.)
So, sorry if the question has already been asked and the answer is buried somewhere under the mountains of texts that this album has generated, but it brings me back to question that I still never had a clear answer to...
Did MJ ever had anything to do, at any step, with all, or some of the Cascio/Malachi tracks? Or not all?
what do his kids think about those songs?
do they even know about those songs?
maybe one day they might release them. as of right now nah. most celebrity children wait to release and say things. so maybe one day they will speak out about it.