Off The Wall (studio album) by Michael Jackson

Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 369th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 1,008 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1979 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (92nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (369th)
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Michael Jackson bestography

Off The Wall is ranked 2nd best out of 24 albums by Michael Jackson on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Michael Jackson is Thriller which is ranked number 77 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,974.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.1/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.2.

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80/100
From 08/25/2023 16:10
Michael Jackson's vocals are incredible. He was at the top of his game on this album, delivering some of his most iconic performances. The songs are all great. There's not a single filler track on the album.
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85/100
From 02/09/2023 11:05
This record is so much fun and is so smooth to listen to. This is primarily due to the production which is outstanding on this release. It sounds fantastic even to this day and is such a seamless listen. The instrumentation is creative and diverse as well and help to make the style Jackson is going for. Jackson himself is sensational on this album as well with some stand out performances on Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Off The Wall, Rock With You and Workin' Day And Night. He also shows his softer more delicate side on She's Out Of My Life which is a glimpse into the range of music he can create. His vocal is just outstanding and he displays its quality all across the release. However, it can be inconsistent at times and I do find it doesn't have as many elite level tracks as his other two huge releases. Overall, there is a lot of fun to be had on this record as it has great songs and some infectious music that makes it so enjoyable to experience.
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90/100
From 11/10/2022 15:56
Dont Stop Til You Get Enough - 96
Rock With You - 86
Working Day and Night - 84
Get On The Floor - 82
Off The Wall - 95
Girlfriend - 81
Shes Out Of My Life - 80
I Cant Help It - 83
Its The Falling In Love - 82
Burn This Disco Out - 85

Overall - 85.40
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Rating:  
95/100
From 09/06/2022 17:10
Favorite MJ album. Absolutely amazing
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80/100
From 06/21/2022 16:18
The first half of this record is great funky pop which showcases Michael's potential, but the whole album is inconsistent.
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40/100
From 04/25/2022 18:31
Doesn't hit the heights of Thriller or Bad for me, but still some nice dance tracks. My favourites are Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Off the Wall and Can't Help It.
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From 11/08/2021 19:22
My favorite MJ album, Just so special and original. In 1979 this was the best album for a DJ:s night
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From 02/11/2021 16:53
Easily MJ's best album.
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From 02/04/2021 15:18
Hands down one of my favourite of Michael Jackson albums. The album is fire and magical. Very black and groovy, really MJ was happy doing this album like Thriller. From the black groovy song Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough to the slow song She’s Out Of My Life. Off The Wall needs more love because really it’s underrated in the MJ fandom. It’s a groovy kind of album perfect for a Disco or party unlike his later albums mainly History and Invincible doesn’t have dance songs or groovy songs not even Scream or 2Bad or You Rock My World count. The songs are fire, the videos are amazing, She’s Out Of My Life filmed on one take, Rock With You and the sparkly outfit and Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough and the dancing. Very iconic album one of his best musically along with Thriller.


Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough is a iconic tune. Very black disco song, perfect for a party and disco and the video was fire. Never will I get tired of the song or video ever. Iconic tune 10/10

Rock With You is another iconic song. The song has a nice feeling and you could feel how happy he was and it’s so groovy. A classic R&B/Disco song, perfect for a party and the video is fire, with a little dancing, outfit and singing. 10/10

Workin Day N Night is a banger. That tune has a groovy beat in it, and you could tell he had a lot of fun doing his song, very classic never aged. 10/10

Get On The Floor a cool song. Even though I haven’t listen to it that much it’s catchy and worth to listen to it. Nice tune and the best is amazing. 8/10

Off The Wall another iconic song. The song is fun, fun to sing to, fun to dance to. This song has a nice R&B/Disco vibe to it. 10/10

She’s Out Of My Life is classic. It’s so underrated it needs love. The video is always left off when it comes to Michael Jackson videos, it’s amazing, filmed in one take, the Curl and jumper with the purple shirt in it is iconic. Looks like a gentleman, he was, so yeah. The song is a nice Soul song, he put his heart out to it even though he was sad when he sang it. 10/10

Girlfriend iconic one. The song has a nice R&B/Soul feeling, he sounds so happy, it’s just a banger. Needs more love cause that song is amazing. Wonderful and soulful. 9/10

I Cant Help It is a classic tune. Timeless tune, nice R&B/Soul vibe, never gets old this song needs more love. Looks like he had fun doing. He seems very happy in this album as well as he was in Thriller which he hardly was in his later albums. People need to give this song more love and appreciation, it’s a masterpiece.10/10

It’s The Fallin In Love classic one. This song is catchy although I didn’t listen to it for a while, it’s worth to sing it also to dance along to it. 9/10

Burn This Disco Out is amazing. Groovy tune, worth to dance to and got a Disco vibe to it, it’s so awesome for a party, you all need to give this song more love, he sounds so happy in it, very black R&B. 9/10
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