ALBUM TITLE                        :        INVINCIBLE

ARTIST                                   :        MICHAEL JACKSON

GENRE                                    :        POP / R AND B

DATE RELEASED                   :        2001


The King of Pop has been dead for nearly a decade now and many of his records are still charting and some are still languishing like this 2001 record of his titled INVINCIBLE. This album is known as the final album prior to his death but his record company released a posthumous album in 2014.  It is time to look back with his last effort before he died. This album did not achieve the same stratospheric achievement of his HISTORY album but nevertheless it went Number 1 on Billboard 200 charts. Apparently, the conflict between his record label and him made it impossible for this album to be commercially successful.

Watch “You Rock My World” extended version of the official (Trivia:  Chris Rock now belongs to one of few artists who appeared in both a Madonna and Michael Jackson video.)video.

Critically, the album got mixed reviews.  Personally, I can point some flaws in this album.  For example, the album is called INVINCIBLE but ironically many of the songs in here are not what about being difficult to be defeated.  Some (based on track titles alone) were all about vulnerability.  Second, the themes of the album are still recurrent; he still was fond of writing romantic songs, loneliness, relationship, and of course vulnerability.  Musically, the album is an ode to his past achievements.  Some of the tracks have shades of past hits.  Of course, this is nothing new as Madonna and other artists also did some references to their old songs in their new songs.  However, this kind of strategy if given full treatment inside the whole album, you might think that the King of Pop has lost his creativity.

Here is “Cry” official video

This is probably one of the longest albums in his career if not in the whole musical world.  Some songs in here ended up too boring because of its length and ballads at that.  It did not help that he loaded the album with his usual advocacy songs which made the album trite to listen.  You can say that he offered nothing new in this record.

Here’s a lyric video of “Break of Dawn.”

With that I will give this album a 2.5 star rating for being mediocre album if we factor his status as King Of Pop.


Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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