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Michael Jackson - Thriller
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Michael Jackson - Thriller

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Experience the pinnacle of disco pop with Michael Jackson's iconic album. Featuring collaborations with Paul McCartney, Vincent Price, and Eddie Van Halen, this album is a testament to the power of pop music. Recorded at Westlake Audio in Los Angeles, California, it showcases Jackson's unparalleled vocal and percussive talents. From the irresistible 'dada dada da da da' of 'Human Nature' to the catchy 'whoo whoo' of 'Billie Jean', each track is a musical gem. The album also includes contributions from renowned musicians like Steve Lukather, Larry Williams, and David Paich. Whether you're a music snob or a pop enthusiast, this album is a must-have. Dance to the rhythm of Jackson's unforgettable melodies and let the music uplift your spirits.

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Manufacturer: Legacy Recordings

Dimensions: 12.2 x 12.3 x 0.32 inches; 11.2 Ounces

variant: Vinyl

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There will never be another artist like Michael Jackson. He had everything. The sex appeal, the voice, the experience, the connections- Michael Jackson epitomized everything about a pop artist. Despite his recent history and the jokes that go hand in hand (which haven’t been funny for years), Michael Jackson proves on his albums that no matter what he does, he has something great that everyone will remember him for. Thriller stands out as one of the best albums in his career, showcasing some of his most legendary songs ever. The success of Thriller is flat out scary. The album skyrocketed to the top of the charts and stayed there for 80 weeks, one of only 3 albums to reach that level. Today, it stands as the second highest selling album in the United States and according to some sources, the highest selling album ever in the world. Seven of the nine songs on Thriller became singles, and three of them are among Jackson’s greatest hits. Thriller shows Michael Jackson branching off into a large amount of genres, including rock, R&B, funk, and just straight up 80s synth pop. Despite all the different areas of music, Jackson almost subconsciously inputs his undeniable catchiness and appeal. He took a larger songwriting and production role on this album, allowing him to really play to his strengths. He shows an obvious influence from artists like James Brown, George Clinton, and Stevie Wonder, but he also pulls in some even bigger star power. He called on Paul McCartney, immortally famous Beatles member, to do a duet with him. They “collaborated” and produced The Girl is Mine, the first single off of Thriller Jackson actually wrote all of The Girl is Mine, not allowing McCartney in any of the writing. McCartney simply adds his voice and more importantly, his name to the song. Unfortunately, even with the talents of two of the greatest pop artists of all time, The Girl is Mine fails to impress. The song is a slow, dreamy love song, allowing the vocal talent to stand out. However, the poppy hooks fail to catch the attention of the listener and the music itself pails in comparison to most of the album. Regardless, The Girl is Mine found instant success, maybe due to the star power in the song. It peaked at #2 in the pop singles chart. However, The Girl is Mine was only the beginning of the success for Thriller. Jackson then released Billie Jean, a much more uptempo and overall better song than his previous effort. Jackson also wrote Billie Jean entirely, and proves his undeniable songwriting talent on the song. It grooves a simple drum beat and a fantastic, jumpy bassline. Melodically, a synth chord progression outlines the verse, but more and more instruments add in to the climatic chorus. The chorus features extremely catchy vocal harmonies and a superb funky guitar line. That line later expands into an instrumental bridge, and the guitar stands out as a certain highlight of the song. Billie Jean shot to #1 in both the Black Singles and Pop Singles charts. Thriller contains two more extremely important tracks, the first being the title track. Known more for its dance moves and music video, Thriller is about as epic as a pop song gets. The song draws from Tower of Power horn licks and Funkadelic pop sensibility. The huge brass statement that leads the song into its main groove simply states that Thriller plans to go beyond the normal limits of a pop song. The song outlines the story of a cheesy horror film, which the video conveys perfectly. Immediately following Thriller is Beat It, which also brings in some extreme extra star power. Jackson called on Eddie Van Halen to play guitar on this song. The song draws heavily from the hair metal wave taking the rock nation by storm. The song actually peaked at #14 on the rock charts as well as #1 once again on the Pop Singles and Black Singles charts. Van Halen’s guitar playing is just as lackluster as McCartney’s appearance, but at least Van Halen isn’t as legendary as McCartney. He bursts out his typical fret-burning solo that somehow never impresses me. However, it’s a common misconception that fast guitar playing equals good guitar playing, so fans ate the song up. The riffing plays fairly stereotypical, but this isn’t on a Van Halen album, it’s on a Michael Jackson album, and Jackson lets his audience know that. His poppy vocal harmonies and lyrics make this song for what it is. Overall, Thriller is composed much like a sandwich. The bread covers the top and bottom, the less interesting part of the sandwich. On Thriller, tracks 1-3 make a good first impression but after hearing the entire album, they just do not live up to the middle of the album, or the meat of the album. The three huge singles, Thriller, Beat It, and Billie Jean all stand out even today as some of the greatest pop singles of all time. Finally, the last half of the album feels much like the beginning. Human Nature and The Lady in My Life are both good tracks, featuring some great bass and Jackson’s more sensitive side, but still never live up to the catchiness and fun of the middle of the album. However, as the entire album is listenable all the way through and each track has at least its moments, Thriller stands as one of Jackson’s greatest efforts, giving him an eternal legacy in pop music.
October 02, 2023
5out of 5
Super fast delivery! Album was fresh as new
5out of 5
I am, by all mean, not an audiophile nor is my setup. But paired with my vintage pioneer sx-780, this Fluance Rt82, a pair of Usher S-520 bookshelf speakers. This vinyl sounds real good with my setup.
August 14, 2023
5out of 5
"Thriller" is a groundbreaking album by the legendary Michael Jackson that has left an indelible mark on the music industry and pop culture. Released in 1982, this album is a true masterpiece that continues to captivate and entertain audiences around the world. The album's title track, "Thriller," is iconic for its catchy beat, memorable lyrics, and the legendary music video that redefined music videos as an art form. Michael Jackson's unmatched talent and charisma shine through in every song, from the infectious rhythms of "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" to the heartfelt ballad "Human Nature." "Thriller" is more than just an album; it's a cultural phenomenon that transcends generations. Its innovative production, a fusion of pop, rock, and R&B, set new standards for the music industry. The album's success paved the way for future artists and shaped the trajectory of modern pop music. Beyond the music, "Thriller" is also known for its groundbreaking music videos that showcased Michael Jackson's signature dance moves and storytelling prowess. The album's impact on fashion, dance, and visual storytelling is immeasurable. Decades after its release, "Thriller" remains an essential part of the musical canon. It's a testament to Michael Jackson's unparalleled artistry and his ability to create a timeless body of work that continues to inspire and entertain people of all ages.
October 05, 2023
5out of 5
Se agradece la atención al detalle . Soy una persona joven y agradezco que aún vendan estos clásicos . Excelente compra
December 10, 2023
5out of 5
Love his music best album will be purchasing more good company
September 30, 2023
5out of 5
superb service & product-thanks!!!
One of the best records of all time. Long live the King Of Pop! R.I.P. MJ 🙏🏻