17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Where would we be without him eh?, 9 Dec 2003
No really. Where would we be? There would be no pop, (new) R&B, Black people on MTV, modern music videos, Usher, Justin Timberlake etc. (I could go on) without this guy's musical influence and trendsetting. He is the most sucessful artist after the Beatles and Elvis, The most awarded entertainer ever, the most cuturally significant artist/dancer ever (others came before, but no one broke the barrriers like him). This album is a must IF you dont have HIStory. However, all the tracks are radio edits. While some of his songs benefit from this (Black or White, YOu Rock My World, I just cant stop loving you) some definately dont (Dont Stop..). Another minor quip I have with the album, as some people have already mentioned as it contains filler such as Blood on the dance floor, Earth Song, I just cant stop loving you and doesnt contain the great songs off Dangerous, such as: Who is it, Give in to me, Remember the time. So why have I given it 4 stars? Listen to it and you will see.