It took me a while to appreciate this album when i first heard it. Firstly, its not his most well known album (like thriller or bad) and to be honest the only song i knew before i listened to the album in full was Black Or White. Secondly, it sounds so different to any of his work with quincy jones (off the wall, thriller and bad) the first half of the album was a big shift in style for Jackson and this did put me off after the first listen as it wasnt in my 'jackson comfort zone' of pop tunes.
It was also strange to listen to half an album which was 'new jack swing' and then go to ballads and slower numbers, to be honest, it doesnt really gel as a collection of songs like his previous work did.
However, once i began to listen to the songs indiviually and not back to back, it became clear that this ablum has some fantastic tracks. The well known ones (Black or white, Remember the time, heal the world) speak for themselves but the lesser known tracks also ooze quality, namely Who is it, Will you be there and the title track 'Dangerous'.
Overall, Jackson creates more outstanding songs which were ahead of their time, even if they didnt make a tight, structered record.