Thriller (album) by Michael Jackson

Thriller
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 80th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,823 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1982 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (80th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.3.

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From 05/30/2020 17:38
Probably the best pop album ever recorded. The 2 best songs are Beat It and Billie Jean.
I've noticed that some people had the nerve to criticize the album by claiming it has filler.
There is NO FILLER on Thriller. Every song is good. A true Masterpiece.
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90/100
From 05/30/2020 09:31
Thriller is on my top 100 album list simply because Billy Jean is on there, most of the other tracks are good/OK but nothing special, (should I include this album on a list of greatest albums on the strength of one track?). The title track, though iconic and brilliantly produced is too comic book to be taken seriously (the accompanying video is hilariously silly). So Thriller and Beat It are just a bit of up-beat fun. Somehow it all really works as a cohesive album, it doesn't sound like just a collection of hit singles. Great party music.
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From 05/26/2020 23:12
One of the best produced and mixed albums I've ever heard.
Is not as consistent in songwriting but does enough for a great record.
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From 04/23/2020 22:50
Favorite Tracks: Wanna Be Startin' Something, Beat It, Billie Jean
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From 08/08/2019 22:01
100/100

I Know in this page there are a lot of people voting that dont like this kind of music like Eart Wind & Fire, james brown, prince, Parliament, Stevie wonder, etc

But this album is EXCELLENT, the best of the genre with Sign o the times (prince)

I love all kind of music and comparing this with zeppelin, beatles, floyd, Black sabbath, bowie, etc has the same quality or better than most of the albums

so please if you are only into rock, consider this is the Best album a Solo artist has made, check my Profile an you will see i know what im saying

Cherrs mate's :) !!!
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From 07/22/2019 15:28
Favorite Tracks:Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Baby Be Mine, Beat It, Billie Jean
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85/100
From 06/27/2019 06:27
A great classic album with the classics Thriller, Beat It, and Billie Jean this is a must album. For me I am not thrilled with the slower tracks but is still a masterpiece.
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From 06/24/2019 00:36
Awesome album that transcended genres. There's a reason Thriller became one of the best selling albums ever.
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From 06/17/2019 19:58
A solid album. I remember listening to this when I was a kid and I always thought to myself that Beat It is the greatest song I've ever heard.
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From 06/08/2019 07:52
In 1982, after the excellent "Off the Wall", MJ seeks to confirm. Always assisted by his faithful producer and friend Quincy Jones, the singer will publish the album which will become the best-selling record of all time. Michael Jackson is the creator of an album whose songs follow each other at a frantic pace and whose quality does not weaken until the last note. From "Wanna Be Startin Somethin" to "The Lady in My Life" through "Thriller", "Beat It" or "Billie Jean", it's an avalanche of hits that our ears have the pleasure to hear. Cult album, mythical, thanks to the production that bring a revolutionary modernity. I can not stop dancing and singing throughout the album. The King of Pop marked my childhood, I can not criticize this masterpiece...

10/10

Best track: "Thriller"
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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
4. Pornography by The Cure
5. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
6. 1999 by Prince
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