Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
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1979 Ratings: #4 / 127
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1979 Ratings: #4
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☆☆☆☆ 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


I actually enjoyed this album significantly more than Thriller. I found that many of the songs have actually aged better than on Thriller. The disco funk nature of this album is a sound that suits Michael Jackson arguably the best out of the different sounds experimented on this album. While there are some tracks on this album that like most of his projects sound a bit dated and haven’t aged the best, but on the flip side some of the most disco moments, like the opening track, and even ... read more


Favourite: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Worst: It's the Falling in Love

1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - 10
[Wow what a song. The variety of sounds used, some you particularly don't hear often, the vocals, the lyrics, what's not to like!]

2. Rock With You - 10
[Just a vibe, a pretty damn good one]

3. Workin' Day and Night - 9
[Something to move the hips too. The energy and constant movement of the track are just some of the brilliant aspects of this track]

4. Get On the Floor - 8
[Just ... read more


This album is an absolute classic, and I am not disappointed with it.


Off The Wall remains to be a pop/disco classic that deserves more attention and praise than it should.

Fave Tracks: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Off the Wall


Gonna be doing the big three MJ albums over the course of this coming week (wont do a discog dive, cause lets be real, no one really gives a shit about most of his albums before this album and after “Bad”), and right off the bat this is an electrifying start to this trilogy! Right out the gate this album comes out hot with 2 super slappers “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” and “Rock With You”. Both of these being clear and absolute 100s, without a doubt ... read more

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Added on: April 3, 2013