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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    And he was weird, but weird in a way where it had people love him.
    especially if they were a 13 y/o boy......or a teenaged Japanese girl
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    MJ was epic, no doubt about it. Sure, many people can do what he did, but he had a certain uniqueness no one has. And he was weird, but weird in a way where it had people love him/ hate him.
    I don't think anyone hated Michael. Personally, my feelings were a mix of pity/sadness at seeing him fall apart, and in general thinking that it's unfortunate that such a great talent ended up imploding the way he did.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    I listen to country music, for the most part. I like some individual songs in other genres, including a few by Michael Jackson, but I don't think he was that great. There are only a couple of groups in other genres that I buy their CDs just to see what new songs they have, but Michael Jackson was never one of them.

    I think that is, to me, what determines a good artist. If I buy their newest album just to hear what they came up with or go out of my way to at least hear their newest song just because they sing it, then I think the person is a great artist.

    But, as others have said, what makes someone great is entirely subjective.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I agree he was a star, but he was no more talented than Ray or Stevie, or for that matter Jimi Hendrix or any of probably hundreds of more musicians and performers. He was over rated because of his weirdness, not because of his talent which was and continues to be sad.
    The media hails the wierd and the freaks and gives them national attention....why the hell was Anna Nicole Smith important to anything....only to the media
    The point was made that there are many other entertainers singers that were much better than michael jackson that never got the attention...maybe they were too normal.
    He was a good entertainer no doubt...but not all that

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I listen to country music, for the most part. I like some individual songs in other genres, including a few by Michael Jackson, but I don't think he was that great. There are only a couple of groups in other genres that I buy their CDs just to see what new songs they have, but Michael Jackson was never one of them.

    I think that is, to me, what determines a good artist. If I buy their newest album just to hear what they came up with or go out of my way to at least hear their newest song just because they sing it, then I think the person is a great artist.

    But, as others have said, what makes someone great is entirely subjective.
    I like both types of music, country & western

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    something devastating must have happened to MJ after thriller. at the time of thriller he was still a reasonably good looking black guy that could sing and dance his ass off. after thriller he just kept getting whiter and freakier. I can't think of a single song he made after thriller that I actually thought was great. he had a couple of duets with McCartney that were good, but other than that, most of his later stuff kinda sucked.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    please, he was sodomizing "Carlton" (later of Fresh Prince fame) at the time he released Thriller
    Yeah? And the whole world knew?

    I rest my case.

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Yeah? And the whole world knew?

    I rest my case.
    you said:

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    AHA! But the vast bulk of his works were fait accompli before that issue came to light
    if the whole world knew at the time....by definition it could not be "fait accompli"

    either you mistated your case, OR you don't understand what fait accompli means.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Its amazing how americans embrace their child rapers. One "child star" was supposed to testify against him but there was a FIRE at the high rise he lived in. He was almost murdered (like all those missing children) but others got killed instead.

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    The only MJ song I ever liked was Beat It, and that was because Eddie VanHalen was doing the guitar work.

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