He's good but overrated
He IS the King!
He isnt that good and he IS overrated
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
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
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.
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.
The only MJ song I ever liked was Beat It, and that was because Eddie VanHalen was doing the guitar work.