I had mixed expectations from this CD. Part of me was excited, I mean, I loved MJ and was devastated when he died. I wasn't expecting it, and when it had been announced he'd recorded enough music for about 10 new CD's, you never quite know if it's going to be any good or not.
Some of the pre reviews I'd read were seriously mixed. I'm always a little nervous of professional reviews, you are not sure if they'd written it before listening to it.
Some of the tracks are quite literally, in my humble opinion, stunning. I love Hold My Hand (from which the above line is from), a duet with Akon. (as a side note, check the video of this online, it's very good!). Monster, the duet with 50 Cent, you'd not expect this to work at all, yet amazingly it does. I Like The Way You Love Me and I Can't Make It Another Day both show glimpses of the Michael you will remember and love.
Some people say this CD is not as good as his previous releases, they claim he's not here to check it to see if it meets his standards. They think it's a way of making money off his memory.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I am not here to preach the right and wrong of this release. But, it's important to note, this is NOT a bad CD, there are some really good tracks, and it will excite and please any massive Michael fans out there.
It might not stand as a classic in 40 years time, but there is enough here to make a MJ fan very, very happy. I miss him being around, and this collection of 10 recordings brings him just that little bit back to life!