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Thriller (album) by Michael Jackson 

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Thriller
Thriller by Michael Jackson (1982)
Overall rank: 73rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,626 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1982 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (10th)
Top 100 albums of all time (73rd)

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MICHAEL JACKSON Billie Jean / Can't Get Outta The Rain original 45 from THRILLER
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MICHAEL JACKSON 12" THRILLER DUTCH ISSUE WITH DIFF PICTURE SLEEVE
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Michael Jackson bestography

Thriller is ranked as the best album by Michael Jackson.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,626 votes)
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From Junomoogmello 10/31/2018 19:26
An excellent album where the musicality (simple but effective) is often overshadowed by the man himself. As it's Halloween, I thought this was an opportune time to pop this album on. The title track is an absolute classic with that pumping Linn Drum and synth bass line and the cherry on the cake is the Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on 'Beat It'. The rest of my Halloween vinyl evening will now take a slightly darker Harder direction with some Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden!
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From JimagineL 09/23/2018 01:07
An testament of pop really, in it's core, it's everything 80s music was, to Soul, Rock, R&B, everything is disposed in this piece of art.
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From titansaurs28 09/10/2018 17:24
Occasionally cheesy, thriller is held together by strong baselines and Micheal's wonderful voice.
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From antaiospiano 08/13/2018 18:05
Iconic, definitely. I always perk up when “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” starts (omg I now get why they put this song as the opener), but then the lesser songs come up. I respect that he tried to make an album without fillers, but it only made sure he didn’t take any risks and didn’t use the full potential of his voice, I think he truly broke free vocally in the ‘90s.
And “The Girl Is Mine”, really? Lennon would not approve mr. McCartney. Yeah I know, it probably doesn’t really have a meaning or make a statement, but the result is surely a sexist song about two men who think they have something to say about where this girl belongs. Let’s not start about the meaning of Billie Jean. That is not to say that MJ was sexist, that’s clear from how his daughter turned out.

But I’m here to talk about the music of course: I can’t be too hard on this album. It was one of the early examples of synth pop and one of the reasons why the genre blew up as it did in the ‘80s.
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From 9999 06/19/2018 20:28
Why, oh, why did you have to include "The girl is mine" on this record, Michael?
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From michaeloliveira 05/18/2018 20:13
The greatest pop album of time. I love it.
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From Johnnyo 04/25/2018 11:42
Very decent pop album but not my taste I'm afraid.
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From kingofstorm 04/14/2018 04:04
Classic. Every song on this album is at least good, though some are better than others. Highlights of course are the funky pop song "Billie Jean", the hard rock "Beat It", the funk-disco "Wanna Be Startin' Something" and the R&B-laden "Human Nature". I personally also enjoy "Baby Be Mine" and "Lady in My Life".
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From YoungPunk 02/14/2018 02:10
Like Eddie's solo. Too much filler.
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