Albums You Must Own Number 8 – Dangerous by Michael Jackson
When I was first asked to do a review of an album that everyone must own in their collection, I knew instantly my chosen one Michael Jackson – ‘Dangerous’. Why you ask? Because when I was young I remember my family playing this album and me listening and instantly loving it. I mean come on, how can you not like a Michael Jackson album?
Growing up around the sound of him, influenced my style in music choice from an early age. I loved listening to the unique soothing sound of his voice, and the edginess and versatility of the songs.
It was, and still is one of my favourite albums that I own, and it is the original one from when it was first released on November 26 1991. It features arrange of iconic songs from ‘Heal the world’ , ‘Black and white’ and ‘Dangerous’. Songs which I am sure we are all familiar with.
Michael Jackson was and still is a Legend in the music industry and this album has to be some of his best work of all time. It went multi platinum around the world multiple times and features some of the most well known and still played tracks today.
His style of music set him apart from others at the time, past and present. Coming from a musical family with songs released with his brothers The Jackson Five it is clear to see how he became successful in his right as a single artist.
The reason I knew I would be choosing this album was because it is one that I have never got tired of hearing, and I don’t think I ever will. The legacy of Michael Jackson still lives on today in this album in particular and you don’t even have to ask why.
When I listen to this album it takes me back to when I was younger and care free and it brings back so many memories. Music does something to me that nothing else can, it soothes and relaxes meant makes me forget about the world.
One of my favourite tracks on the album is ‘Black and White’ and I don’t have one reason in particular, it is just overall a great song. And it is one of the first songs that was described to bring racial harmony amongst races of all kinds,and people of all backgrounds. Maybe that’s why it’s one of my favourite ones. It is a song of hidden meanings and makes you think about what is being said and broadcast in the accompanying music video.
If you don’t have this album in your collection, then why not? It needs to be added to it as soon as possible. Believe me you won’t regret listening to it. And to those who do have this album, you will understand why it is one everyone needs in their collection.
Review by Natalie Combey-Yildiz