*** Props for including "Can You Feel It" even though it's not even a Michael Jackson solo track, though I could do without the kazoo or whatever is going on. You'd think that's for some sort of transitioning, but there's a pretty concrete line between when that and "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" starts. That's played pretty straight which is fine, but then I'm really not fond of what's going on in "Billie Jean". For a track that's anchored by its awesome dance groove, it's shoved to the wayside for less enjoyable chanting. "Black Or White" seems the wrong place to finish it, just because it really sounds unsatisfying with what's next to it.
I guess I get what they're going for (well apart from 'Hey Michael, reckon we can squeeze another paycheck out of you?') because music listeners can be impatient, and there's no real need to listen to a song for 4 minutes when you can get all the hooks in 1. So it's not a bad idea, but with the way they muddle it up, particularly in "Billie Jean", it doesn't make for an overly workable track. 3.2 Last edited: 09/09/2014 20:50
** I generally don't like megamixes, I don't like tracks that drag on to the point of even five minutes needlessly, let alone nine, I don't like mangling of good tracks for remixes and the such and I don't like when something dodgy charts for someone posthumously just because they're dead.
I mean, it's not like this is especially horrible or awful, but I would just NEVER want to listen to this ahead of any of the songs individually. Generally, I like all the songs involved, but I don't like them incomplete and mangled like this. I'd be happy to never hear this again, but I'd probably be even happier if it never existed.
*** I don't really like megamixes either, however this one is okay. They've added some strange stuff to this one (such as chanting "Michael" in the background at one point). It's nice to hear this in one small package, but not a stand-out.