what is it that people dont like as much about the BOTDF songs? why do they often get kinda forgotten or ignored?
I always liked the five "new" songs very much. I think it gets lost in the shuffle because it's primarily remixes, which I and I guess many other fans see as inferior to the original tracks. I like the Scream remix (the 1st one, track 6), and I remember liking a Wyclef Jean's 2 Bad remix (I think that may have been from the BotDF single tho), but those are pretty much the only remixes of Michael's individual songs I've ever liked (I also like the HIStory promotional megamixes of all of MJ's hits).
Also, it wasn't seen as a new album at the time, but just a complement to HIStory (thus the subtitle "HIStory in the mix") and received zero promotion in the US, so at the time people never even thought of it as a "new" album. Even at the time I didn't think of it as new since as DuranDuran said the 'new' stuff was just from the vault. While excited when it came out, I just didn't see it as Michael's follow-up to HIStory. It's a good listen though and worth the price for the five songs.
That's right, it's a companion album to the History album. That said, the 5 new tracks on BOTDF are really good songs. I love them all.It only has 5 new songs; most of the songs are remixes; it's seen as a more of a companion album to the proper HIStory album; it sold quite poorly, for an MJ album, especially in the US, where it wasn't promoted at all (I believe it was No. 1 in the UK though).
However, as everyone knows it's the best selling remix album ever.