As I may have admitted during my 31 Days of Halloween Hijinks in the Thriller post, I’ve been on a huge Michael Jackson kick ever since I got back from the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show. So much so, that I checked out every album in his discography from the local library since then. While I already knew he was an amazing musician, what I really learned is how awesome Off the Wall is.
Sure, I’ve heard the singles and hits for every single one of his albums, but I’ve never heard the entire album for most of MJ’s earlier career. In fact, up until this past weekend, I didn’t really even know much about Off the Wall. Now, after listening to it non-stop, I am able to say it’s my favorite complete album in MJ’s discography. It’s just perfect from start to finish.
The song that’s currently stuck in my head is “Working Day and Night.” No lie, have the CD in the car with that song on repeat. I can’t get enough of it. The energy, the horn blasts, the chorus, hell even the “ooh hah” in the beginning of the song all add up to the perfect pop song.
After listening to MJ’s entire discography these past two weeks, I can definitely say his best decade musically was the ’80s (Off the Wall was 1979, but that’s close enough). Do you agree with me on this? ’80s MJ is the best, right? Feel free to sound off in the comment section below.
Also, what other artists should I get addicted to next? Before MJ, I picked up the entire Beatles discography. For now, I’m thinking either Pearl Jam or The Rolling Stones.