"Thriller (1982) was Jackson's masterpiece; it was also his curse.
It won him unprecedented adoration:
No one—not Frank Sinatra, not Elvis Presley, not the Beatles—commanded as large a global audience.
But it was also a commercial and artistic milestone that Jackson spent the rest of his life trying in vain to repeat."
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Remembering Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
Jody Rosen has a good post on Michael Jackson's best album:
I understand Rosen's point.
"Thriller" spoiled us.
Michael Jackson was 25 years old and he had the best selling album in pop history.
The songs were great. The dancing videos were spectacular.
"Thriller" was like a hitter winning the triple crown! How do you ever have a better season than that?
How do you top "Thriller"? You can't!
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