The lack of votes for the classical music isn’t surprising, it is not everyone’s cup of tea.
WHAT?! Really??? I don't understand this... the Motown era is *incredible*Some more comments about my thought process while making the poll
- I ignored the Motown era because it is ignored and even disliked by the majority of the fan base.
I didn't know this was a thing until some recent thread discussion. Once again, I'm shocked lol.- I ignored the Victory tour as it seems to be his least liked adult tour among the die hards
😭 I want it all!!- I ignored unfinished/vault songs from the the jacksons/goin places/destiny/off the wall era as it doesn’t seem to be the most popular among fans
True lol.- I ignored HIStory tours because a lot of it has already leaked over the years
OMG 😮 😍 😍 😍Oh, I don't think that's humanly possible, though I am not sure she is human either, probably a Spirit of Bad era love 💕
God, it's true, isn't it? I've not been of fully present mind since February (in January there was still hope for me... I hadn't discovered the Bad era yet)I agree. I think @staywild23 was already SO far gone and she did it pretty much at warp speed
😂 😂 😂... I don't think anyone could have got her there any faster or with any more intensity. sw23 is in a category all of her own and I can only stand in awe, going 😲
I have sometimes wondered about that myself, lol. See my comment above re her being in a category all of her own.
The Spirit of Bad Era Love - I'd say that fits.
I'm flattered, thank you! 🙏Either way, @MJbr2 's YouTube channel is one of the best things on the internet, so if you love the Bad era but don't spend a tremendous amount of time there, you are missing out!
You’re gonna get a concert man and I’ll make you watch it until your eyes dry out.
Agree 100%. I can't believe 2 people actually voted for it. Disrespectful in my opinionA sex tape is the absolute last thing I'd want to see, and I'm actually not joking here either. It's just too invasive, bordering on revenge porn, and frankly I don't enjoy watching other people have sex (no, not even Michael Jackson). Michael was very private about that sorta thing, and that should be respected and cherished, in my opinion. I'd actually rather have my roof leak than see something like that.
Whattttt that makes no sense, Off The Wall is fantastic! I am also very interested in post-Invincible stuff because I'm always curious for how his sound evolved further on, but I absolutely adore Off the Wall. I love all of Michael's albums, but that one's definitely among my favorites. I grew up with pretty much every MJ era, from The Jackson 5 all the way until Invincible and after (my parents often played his 70s and 80s output, whereas the 90s and after was "my era").@Lacra
I split it in two because I have noticed there is a huge hunger for post Invincible stuff. I frequently read here that people specifically are interested in that (unknown) period
For this reason I neglected the pre and post off the wall stuff because there seems to be no appetite for it. For some reason it is the community's least fave MJ album/era
Lmao, yeah, kinda how I feel as well. That and studio footage are probably the only things I'm really interested in.
That was not my reason personally. I always struggled enjoying this stuff because I grew up with the knowledge of how much Michael struggled. I know that it sounds silly, but I grew up with the Oprah interview, and it influenced me strongly enough that all these eras where too "sad" for me.Speaking of The Jackson 5 era, do so many people really not appreciate the sheer talent Michael already possessed at such a young age?? That utterly baffles me.
I do understand that, but at the same time Michael said that he was very proud of the career he had, including when he was a child. I know a lot could be said about how child stars are treated, and Michael was no different in that regard. Of course there was the abuse from Joseph, but also the performing in strip clubs thing... Just why? Regardless, though, my point still stands that Michael never once regretted his career. The Jackson 5 medleys during his tours are also evidence for that. And again, he was such a child prodigy that I can't help but be in awe every time I listen to his childhood output. I personally judge it separately from how he was treated and enjoy it for what it is.That was not my reason personally. I always struggled enjoying this stuff because I grew up with the knowledge of how much Michael struggled. I know that it sounds silly, but I grew up with the Oprah interview, and it influenced me strongly enough that all these eras where too "sad" for me.
The moment I heard the beginning of "Music and Me" I would be like "OH NO!" I never listened to anything like this myself. And it was like this for a really really long time. I still don't own any The Jackson 5 or The Jacksons records, but now in the streaming age, I slowly started listening to all the old stuff and now it finally also brings me joy. I already looked at some albums and thought about buying them as vinyl, just to have these beauties in my shelf.
I'm taking my time with it and enjoy the ride. I know there are still Michael leaks I didn't listen to enough, or probably didn't listen at all. There are probably songs from J5 / The Jacksons I still didn't hear. But I really enjoy finding my own reasons listening to certain stuff at my own pace.
Sadly, most fans completely ignore/don't care about the J5 era which is such a shame in my opinionSpeaking of The Jackson 5 era, do so many people really not appreciate the sheer talent Michael already possessed at such a young age?? That utterly baffles me. There's a reason he became the King of Pop and it already showed when he was very young. Michael was truly a gift to this world, and in my opinion his child prodigy nature was an important aspect of that. Maybe a lot of them are younger fans whose parents didn't play music from that era? I guess having boomer parents isn't always so bad, haha.
One of my favorites, I love this one so much 🙏 It's so fun to sing-What You Don't Know (Dancing Machine): Solo Michael, the fist glimpses in what his adult songs would sound like. Full control of background and lead vocals, headphones required, uptempo and danceable 2nd half gets trippy with full of ad libbing and great interplay with the background vocals! "Michael sings "I can't find peace of mind, no way" which is fitting later on in his career. Honestly it is a masterpiece.
I would nominate 'If I Have To Move A Mountain', the original complete version. I have no idea if this qualifies as 'unknown'. It was new to me which isn't the same thing, lol.For the fans getting itchy to get into Motown Michael I propose these 5 unknown songs and to give them a try.
Yes, please!! I actually really enjoyed that thread and admittedly was a little sad when I noticed it had fallen quiet. What I liked about it was how @filmandmusic decided to review all these albums without bias and judged them by their own merits. With a few exceptions (I know a little bit of Jermaine's solo stuff) I'm mostly unfamiliar with the solo stuff of the other brothers, so perhaps I'll discover something new to me! I know the other brothers aren't Michael, he will always be my #1 forever, but that doesn't mean I can't learn to appreciate their output as well, even if casually.Also, f&m, any chance of you returning to your review thread? I know you were reviewing Jackson family studio releases, IIRC, not compilations. I'd love it if you did the Come and Get It compilation. Some gorgeous stuff on that one.
Awww that's too bad, but to be honest it was such a big undertaking that it's not entirely surprising. Because oof, those were gonna be a lot of albums! At least those 100 albums on your list probably aren't for writing forum reviews, lol.@zinniabooklover @DangerousGal91 I completely forgot about that thread lol
My ever changing musical curiosity has since lead me to other directions. I doubt I will get to finish it.
I have currently well over 100 albums on my list to listen to
Oh no. I’m not technical enough to write substantial things about music so in the end I often fall back on cliches. I mean how many times can I say how beautiful MJ’s voice sound without it getting tiresome😄Awww that's too bad, but to be honest it was such a big undertaking that it's not entirely surprising. Because oof, those were gonna be a lot of albums! At least those 100 albums on your list probably aren't for writing forum reviews, lol.