AOTY 2023


The Jacksons - Triumph
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1980 Ratings: #37 / 144
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
1980 Ratings: #86
Liked by 11 people
September 26, 1980 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
Soul, Disco, Pop Soul / Genre
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It's 12:49 am local time in Belgrade, Serbia, and SongOfTheFens, caught in the throes of a nighmarish case paper due before 9:00 in the morning, stops. His hands freeze above the keyboard, midway through a sentence describing the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The synth and vocoder dancing frantically in his ears reaches an abrupt stop. "Wondering Who" is over, but he does not freeze to change the album. No. He stops, for a thought strong enough to halt his momentum has ... read more


This is some of the best music I've ever heard in my life.


The magnum opus of a band with historical influence and a look ahead into one of the greatest careers in pop music of all time, Triumph is a hit-after-hit album that shows off everything the Jacksons can do. The instrumental rigor, the blazing energy, the aesthetic execution, it's all a master class in the intersectionality of soul going into the 80s.

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Track List

  1. Can You Feel It
  2. Lovely One
  3. Your Ways
  4. Everybody
  5. This Place Hotel (a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel)
  6. Time Waits For No One
  7. Walk Right Now
  8. Give It Up
  9. Wondering Who

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Added on: November 17, 2014