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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

So, a quick question:

Is APWNN Michael-ish at all?? Does it sound like a direction he could have went himself with it? Would he have been happy with it?

Hmm, you know what, you'll have to listen to it and judge it for yourself. It will be best that way :)
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

So, a quick question:

Is APWNN Michael-ish at all?? Does it sound like a direction he could have went himself with it? Would he have been happy with it?

I think you can compare it with the Speed Demon Nero Remix + Leave Me Alone
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

It's so weird how I'm starting to like APWNN more and more..anyone else feel like APWNN is growing on them slowly??

This song is SICK SICK!!! It grows on me and cannot get it off of my system!!!
Yeah baby Michael Jackson killer vocals!!!
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

HMV Reading ?@hmvReading 2 Min.

#MichaelJackson fans, as you'll no doubt know, #XSCAPE is out on Monday! It's going to be huge! We can't wait! pic.twitter.com/lcJtkJdpfM
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

sttr will slay tomorrow.

gn8
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Well if it has a beat similar to LMA and/or TWYMMF then I am sure it is amazing. Also I know one of the journalists that were at the listening party said this could be playing all over radio.

I will not listen until May 13 so I am relying on your comments. Can't wait!
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

So, a quick question:

Is APWNN Michael-ish at all?? Does it sound like a direction he could have went himself with it? Would he have been happy with it?

That's the thing though, with every new album, Michael always took a new direction. He never went for the same sound twice and he was always trying to find sounds that we hadn't heard before. I think, in that way, APWNN accomplishes the goal. While one part of the instrumental sounds similar to Leave Me Alone (it is not a direct sample of it however), the actual way it sounds does feel otherworldly, like something I haven't heard before.

To me it still keeps the general direction/theme of escapism in it too. You have the otherworldly feel I just described, but also the multiple gasps at the beginning make it sound like Michael himself is struggling to breathe, as if he desperately wants to escape as well.

So while it might not entirely sound Michael-ish to some people, I think if you were to let us hear Invincible back in 1998 or something, some people would also be saying it doesn't sound Michael-ish at all, that Michael wouldn't release anything like that at all.

It's different, but in some ways, similar. Well thats how I feel anyway. It's grown on me a lot since last night and I've gone from being mixed to enjoying it quite a lot this morning.
 
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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

It's so weird how I'm starting to like APWNN more and more..anyone else feel like APWNN is growing on them slowly??

I can't believe I am saying this... but yes.
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Can't wait for Slave To The Rhythm!
 
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Can't wait for Slave To The Rhythm!

Me too- that's the one I've really been wanting to hear. And Xscape. So I'm making a night of it. Heading out in a bit to get some dinner- probably Chinese and then just kicking back and waiting for the release :)
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

People have much too high expectations on unreleased Michael Jackson song's, if the song wasn't leaked last December and this was the first version of the track you heard then i guarantee your opinion would be completely different. There's a reason why the theme is 'contemporized' Be appreciative and celebrate the music. L.O.V.E Lives Forever.

'Your Baby'..... right there is where I stop respecting an opinion, sorry.

Having an opinion is fine, it's healthy, but having one biased to the point of obsession isn't.

This IS a great album, it's one for the masses NOT just us fans. For this to be a commercial success, and in return a success in general, there is going to have to be 'fluff' tracks that appeal to the mass market.

We can't keep comparing to previous work, why? Because it's previous! Michael was always about the future This music will keep him current, keep people talking about him positively AND (very importantly) will bring new, young fans into the fold.

Do we really want to keep Michael stuck in the past, would he want that? This is the next best thing to having brand new albums so we need to be very careful not to slate an entire album over one track.

Do you love EVERY track from EVERY album, be honest now? There are bound to be some you are less keen on, does that make the whole album awful and something you couldn't continue to support?

Drama.


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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Me too- that's the one I've really been wanting to hear. And Xscape. So I'm making a night of it. Heading out in a bit to get some dinner- probably Chinese and then just kicking back and waiting for the release :)

Haha I don't bother waiting until midnight for releases , too much stress w/ school and work that I skipped school today and just relaxed and just browsed on Xscape related projects ;D
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

At which time we can go to the MTV link here in Amsterdam for Blue Gangsta?
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Heard Place with no name new version. To put it simple, it is crap. Will not be buying this album besides deluxe. It sounds like garbage They ruined my angel's music! Not happy about this and won't defend Estate any more.

Like the estate knows and is going to cater to everyones taste!
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Ok so when APWNN was finally released last night and I first heard it, I liked it.. Didn't love it.. I liked it..

But now...






I LOVE IT!!!!!! I tried listening to he leaked demo/version for a min and couldn't even finish it.. The energy that Stargate injected into the track is out of this world (see what I did there? hehe)..

When I first heard it last night I couldn't get MJ's version out of my head and I think I sort of held it against Stargate's version, not really giving it a fair chance, even though I did like it at first..

I'm very happy with each and every track released so far..
 

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NotAlone;3999266 said:
Didn't know MJ fans so hurtful to eachother. I won't go on here anymore, so much hate and just want MJ friends. :(

Oh, I’m sorry if comments hurt your feelings that much but try to be more positive !!!
 

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As for the Press Release:

“Love Never Felt So Good” marks Jackson’s 49th Hot 100 entry and makes multiple debuts on at various radio formats charts. The standard and deluxe versions of the album are available for pre-order at all digital .The track, which was released in two versions, Michael’s original vocals contemporized by John McClain and a duet with Justin Timberlake. The song premiered on the iHeart Radio Music Awards on NBC, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show is giving it her signature dance moves and debuting four more songs this week.

Can we expect some more Michael on the Ellen Show (nothing yesterday ?!) ????
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

pretty amazing the album hasnt leaked yet..
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Can someone pls. tell me if the demo version of APWNN sounds like A Horse with No Name? I just heard the chorus over and over again that was exactly like "Horse". Was the entire song like that? Because if so, I was always against that song being released since it was more like a cover and Michael never seemed to do covers and he didn't have to.

So if this is totally different than the original then I will be very happy.
 

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Re: News and discussion about new MJ album : Xscape, May 13, 2014.

Can someone pls. tell me if the demo version of APWNN sounds like A Horse with No Name? I just heard the chorus over and over again that was exactly like "Horse". Was the entire song like that? Because if so, I was always against that song being released since it was more like a cover and Michael never seemed to do covers and he didn't have to.

So if this is totally different than the original then I will be very happy.

Imagine a horse with no name but totally MJ-fied. It's amazing, I think you'll love the demo even though it's technically a 'cover'.

As for the new version, it's tooooootalllly different, but cool!
 
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