Michael Jackson Discography
Sadly, the Michael Jackson discography reveals that this iconic artist didn't really make too many albums. However, this is because he spent so much time crafting them. When his work was good, there was nobody better. With the help of Quincy Jones as his producer, Jackson made a few unforgettable albums, as well as some forgettable ones.
- "Got to be There" This is Michael Jackson, the kid. The album did have the hit "Got to Be There." His version of "Rockin' Robin" was also sweet.
- "Ben" The title track was a love song to a rat. His music would get better than that. He was still just a kid, though.
- "Music & Me" There were few hits here. The album did include "Happy," the theme song to "Lady Sings the Blues." Jackson's childhood albums sounded more like extensions of The Jackson Five than anything else.
- "Forever, Michael" Michael was stil a part of the Motown machine and not yet writing his own songs. He was cute, but not yet a musical force.
- "Off the Wall" "Off the Wall" was off the hook, as they say. Great songs like "Rock With You" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" showed that Jackson had finally grown up.
- "Thriller" Witth "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the tender ballad "Human Nature," Jackson was at the top of his form. And let's not forget the album's creepy title cut. With the videos, the great dance moves and the charismatic live performances, this was Jackson at his best.
- "Bad" Although not as fun as "Thriller," this album's title cut and reggae-ish "The Way You Make Me Feel" were great. The self-reflection of "Man in the Mirror" showed what a good heart Jackson had.
- "Dangerous" This album started to introduce the weird Jackson. Songs like "Black or White" focused more on Jackson the odd man, rather than Jackson the performer. And stuff like "Heal the World" just lost those of us that only wanted to dance.
- "Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix" This album's a fine overview. But really, Shaquille O'Neal? Listen to the hits on disc one, but avoid disc two.
- "Invincible" Even guitar gods like Slash and Santana couldn't save this dog. No big hits and no fun songs.