Michael Jackson Albums Ranked

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance techniques such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Starting in the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to his changing appearance, relationships, behavior, and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The lawsuit was settled out of court, and Jackson was not indicted. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray. Fans around the world expressed their grief, and Jackson’s public memorial service was broadcast live. In August 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled that Jackson’s death was a homicide, and Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011. Seven years later, the documentary Leaving Neverland, which detailed posthumous allegations of child sexual abuse, led to another media backlash against Jackson.His other achievements include an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and being the only recording artist to have been inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes. Here are all of Michael Jackson’s albums ranked.

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10. Michael (2010)

“I wouldn’t listen to this album at first, I was still sad, even in denial of MJ’s death. Then I recall the controversy of whether some of the songs where sang by MJ or not. With that said I stayed away from this album. Finally in 2015 I decided to listen to it and WOW, these 10 songs are impressive, I believe it’s MJ all the way! I even like the “3 controversial songs” a lot. Don’t sleep on this album like I did!”

9. Ben (1972)

“Michael Jackson’s “Ben” is fantastic. His vocals are amazing and “Ben” is one of my favorite songs. If your a Michael Jackson fan this CD is a must have or if you’re a fan of the “Motown Sound” this is a must have. Michael got his first number one single with “Ben” as a solo artist. His version of “My Girl” is awesome. He doesn’t try to out-do The Temptaations and it’s a more up-beat version.”

8. Invincible (2001)

“At the beginning I had mixed feelings about this albums because of the negative criticism on the media, but it turned out a great album! Very mature and deep. The lyrics are so authentic and represent Michael exactly as he is when he released this album. I love to hear his angelic voice in every song, the subjects he addresses are MJ’s messages.”

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7. Forever, Michael (1975)

“There are some beautiful, soulful love songs on this album, from a stage of Michael’s career we don’t hear so much about. His voice on this album is transitional, as he moves from child sensation to global megastar. I loved him in this, dare I say, almost geeky stage. God bless Michael Jackson, there will never be another one like him, he was too good for this cynical world.”

6. Got to Be There (1972)

“Got to Be There is the first solo album of the King Of Pop & this album is one of his best solo albums. It has songs like Got to Be There & I Wanna Be Where You Are. This album is as good as his “Ben” album. If you are a MJ fan buy this album.”

5. HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1 (1995)

“Wow! All of the hits you remember are included in this collection! Relive past memories with songs like Scream, You Are Not Alone, They Don’t Care About Us, Stranger in Moscow, Earth Song, Black or White, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror, Heal the World, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, The Girl is Mine, Remember the Time, I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, She’s Out of my Life, and of course, his most famous ones like Billie Jean, Bad, Thriller, and my personal favorite, Beat It. The only one missing that I would have liked to see included is Dirty Diana. Much like Black Cat by Janet Jackson, Dirty Diana featured a distinctively rock sound that any rock/metal fan can enjoy! “

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4. Off the Wall (1979)

““Off the Wall” peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and sold millions of copies; it has subsequently been certified for sales of 8 million in the United States. Notably, the record also become only the second in chart history to yield four top 10 singles (“Rumours” was the first), making Michael the first solo artist to accomplish this feat. Those singles stand up so well today. The first was the #1 hit, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” which helped bridge the gap between the late-70s disco purge and the flourishing of dance music in the early-80s. “Rock with You” also went to #1 and to my ears is one of Michael’s all-time best. “

3. Dangerous (1991)

“DANGEROUS serves as MJ’s liberation from old guard producer Quincy Jones and a full embrace of the New Jack sound along with further exploration of intense sexuality. Top heavy with Teddy Riley’s beat-driven influence, the urban sound is nicely balanced by Bill Bottrell’s rock contributions.”

2. Bad (1987)

“The bad album is my number one favorite from Michael Jackson because of its late 80s feel and best songs are on here. I have always loved the bad era of Michael Jackson he had incredible dance moves and his music was the best. My favorites are speed demon, bad, leave me alone, smooth criminal, and another part of me which was featured in the caption eo movie. I feel this album has that 80s dance pop feel and one of the best beats in his music.”

1. Thriller (1982)

“his album is the best selling of all time, and it;s obvious why! MJ wanted to become the biggest and wealthiest singer in the world and boy did he pull that off with this album. Perfection – a blend of diferent genres into one, top notch writing (including 3 of the best songs written by Jackson himself, untouchabe production (by Quincy Jones, helped by many many talented musicians, including members of Toto). The only song that doesn;t live up to the standart of the rest of the album is “The girl is mine” (duet with Paul McCartney) that just sounds out of place – it’s not bad but it’s not nearly as good as the rest of the album.”