I must say that rock is my usual cup of tea when it comes to listening to music, but I have always made noble exceptions for what I call 'quality pop' artists, namely Prince, Madonna, but most of all Michael Jackson. The songs on here are some of the finest pop songs ever written. The only song here that is not essential listening is the Paul McCartney duet, 'The Girl is Mine'; while not a bad song, it is verging on the twee side of things.
Featuring furious dance-pop ('Billie Jean', 'Bad' and 'Wanna Be Startin Something'), sweet balladry ('I Just Can't Stop Loving You' and 'She's Out of My Life'), disco-pop ('Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' and 'Rock With You'), r'n'b ('Remember The Time'), upbeat pop ('The Way You Make Me Feel'), guitar-heavy numbers ('Black or White' and 'Beat It'), socially-conscious songs ('Heal the World' and the wonderful 'Man in the Mirror'), and, of course, the epic 'Thriller'.
I give it 5 stars, yet it still misses out so many classic Jacko tracks ('Smooth Criminal', 'Another Part of Me', 'Human Nature', 'Give in to Me' etc.).
A truly one-in-a-million artist.