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Michael Jackson


Posthumous album of unreleased tracks by the pop legend featuring Akon, 50 Cent and Lenny Kravitz

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  1. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    At times, Jackson’s unique musical genius still shines bright
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  2. 7.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s more enjoyable and less filler-stuffed than anything he’s released since Bad.
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  3. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    All you really hear is that voice — hovering between child and adult, between male and female, between mournful and ecstatic
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  4. 6.0 |   Spin

    Gussied-up outtakes and posthumously completed tracks
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  5. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    As we learned with Invincible, it takes more than just a studio effort to conjure up the magic
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  6. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    "Behind the Mask" is an unassailable highlight that reminds us that Jackson, as an artist and a performer, was truly a unique talent
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  7. 5.0 |   NME

    ‘Michael’ manages to dodge the bullet enough to be kind of enjoyable
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  8. 5.0 |   The Observer

    Two tracks raise the bar: "(I Like) the Way That You Love Me", a breezy bit of froth on which Jackson sounds genuinely carefree, and the pugnacious "Hollywood Tonight"
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  9. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The saddest part about Michael is how it reminds us that the best of Michael Jackson’s music is already out there
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  10. 4.2 |   A.V. Club

    Now that he’s dead, taking advantage of Michael Jackson has never been easier, or more potentially profitable
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  11. 4.0 |   Eye Weekly

    There are few memorable moments and a lot of forgettable songs
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  12. 4.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Michael is no Thriller, but it's not Bad, and it could have been worse
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  13. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    This album sounds utterly out of date and unaware of any trends in R&B since 1988
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  14. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Michael's real problem isn't the late star's indisguisable weirdness, but a paucity of decent material
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  15. 4.0 |   The Independent

    This is a strange, piecemeal affair singularly lacking the focused character one expects of a new studio album
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  16. 4.0 |   BBC

    If there is a heaven, and if Tupac, Cobain, Presley et al made it through the gates, chances are they’re consoling a wincing, visibly embarrassed Jackson, cursing his inability to bolt the demos drawer in Neverland’s vaults just that little bit tighter
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  17. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    A snatch of Jackson humming and beatboxing into a Dictaphone: "This is the tempo and this is the melody..." Those few seconds are the most thrilling of the whole record
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  18. 3.0 |   A.V. Club

    Little better than counterfeit goods
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  19. 2.0 |   Q

    Michael simply isn't good enough. Print edition only

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