Off the Wall

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
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Based on 4 reviews
1979 Ratings: #3 / 109
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1979 Ratings: #5
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KIDWITHGUNs
95
☆☆☆☆ 1/2

“You know I was... I was wondering, you know, if... if we could keep on, because the force it’s... it’s got a lot power.”

The man we hear on this album is no longer that kid jiving along with the The Jackson 5. What we hear here is not only one of the best albums to bless the genres of funk, disco and rnb/soul respectively, but the best possible reinvention for the most influential artist of all time.

On the opening cut, *Don't Stop 'til You Get ... read more
Doofy
65
'Off the Wall' equals liftoff for Jackson where he runs with what worked on the previous album (the up tempo disco numbers basically) and doubles down on that, only taking the time to write some actual hits like 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' and 'Rock With You'.

His vocals are getting quirkier to the point already it would be hard to argue his singing sounds too much like anyone else out there. Even the ballads like 'She's Out of My Life', though still overly twee and a bit sickly, are ... read more
TheDankestMeme
88
Off the Wall is undoubtedly a classic and one of the best pieces of work Michael Jackson ever put out in his career. As with a lot of the albums I've been reviewing lately, this one has been on my list for a while and I've enjoyed and I mean REALLY enjoyed the singles from this. Rock with You is easily my favourite Michael Jackson song of all time and easily gets a 10/10 from me. Luckily when I did end up listening to this in full today it really seemed to have held up. While I do feel Thriller ... read more
RakkSmells
82
[Genre: Disco]

There's really something to appreciate in how effortlessly pulled off a lot of disco music was back when this was released, and this album is absolutely no exception. It doesn't waste your time and showcases some real swagger, especially with how every instrument in this is performed. The horns are quick and snappy, the bass riffs are just phenomenal and Michael himself is an incredible performer, something that really doesn't need to be elaborated on. It does wear out a bit ... read more
Clara_Oliveira
96
Esse é o meu álbum favorito da discografia do MJ, é o primeiro álbum da fase adulta dele e foi responsável por desvincular a imagem do MJ a apenas um "membro dos Jackson 5", também foi o álbum que abriu as portas para a carreira solo de grande sucesso que ele passou a trilhar, e é o álbum base de toda a sua obra na minha opinião e até mesmo do próprio MJ, ele sempre deixou claro em diversas entrevistas ... read more
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Added on: April 3, 2013