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Subject: Michael Jackson: The most underratted artist of the 90's?

Written By: robbo on 12/17/04 at 4:33 am

Michael Jackson was the biggest star in the 80's, we all know that. If you ask most critics they would say he went down hill in the 90's. But if you ask me, I say he is the most underatted artist of the 90's.

In 1991, he released the Dangerous album. which did get alot of thumbs up from critics. It deserved what it go. It was a great album, it got great reviews from critics. No complaint.

In 1992. He started the Dangerous tour which didn't get alot of deserving reviews from critics. I saw him live in Bucharest, Romania 1992. Brilliant. It was a show like none other. The critics didn't think so.

In 1993 he released more singles from the Dangerous album and completed the Dangerous tour. I can't remember seeing any positive reviews for the singles released in 1993.

In 1995 he released HIStory. In my opinion, his most creative album. In the critics opinion... terrible. They gave in thumbs down, bad reviews. I didn't see what problem they had with it. It is definately better than 'Thriller', but for some reason 'Thriller' got all the positive reviews.

In 1996 Michael made the 45 min long music video, 'Ghosts'. Very creative, very different. Amazing special effects, great dancing. In the critics opinions.... rubbish. Why?

In 1997 Michael released Blood On The Dance Floor. The album was a remix album. It had 10 remixes of classic MJ songs and 5 original songs. Out of the 5 orginal songs, there were 2 very, very good songs on the album that stood out. Is It Scary and Morphine. They were brilliant. Again, the critics thought the album was rubbish.

From 98-99, Michael performed at a few shows and held a few concerts which also got rubbish reviews.

Why do you think this is? Michael peaked at around 95-97 and yet, his work in the time period was frowned on by critics. His record sales went from 60 million (Thriller - in the 80's), down to 18 million (History - in the 90's). Why is this? Where did Michael Jackson go wrong. His music certainly isn't any worse than n the 80's. If you ask me it's alot better.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: The most underratted artist of the 90's?

Written By: woops on 12/17/04 at 3:13 pm



Why do you think this is? Michael peaked at around 95-97 and yet, his work in the time period was frowned on by critics. His record sales went from 60 million (Thriller - in the 80's), down to 18 million (History - in the 90's). Why is this? Where did Michael Jackson go wrong. His music certainly isn't any worse than n the 80's. If you ask me it's alot better.




I think it's because of his personal life that tarnished this fame.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: The most underratted artist of the 90's?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/17/04 at 6:39 pm




I think it's because of his personal life that tarnished this fame.


I agree.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: The most underratted artist of the 90's?

Written By: Howard on 12/17/04 at 7:39 pm

I think it was all because of the child accusations and sexual molestations.His record sales slumped because of that. ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: The most underratted artist of the 90's?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/17/04 at 8:07 pm

I agree! If he would've left those kids alone and acted at least half-normal, he would've been alright.

Tanya

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