t/s: george michael vs michael jackson

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Surprised that Older is getting so little mention on this thread. To me it's George's best record by miles.

It's not as good as Off The Wall though.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Saturday, 11 May 2019 10:53 (four months ago) link

Imo George acquits himself better on mid tempo and ballad material. MJ stronger on purely uptempo stuff.

(I like Freedom 90, Fastlove etc)

Master of Treacle, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:25 (four months ago) link

Michael Jackson, easily

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:00 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 17 May 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

I like GM but come on !
I suppose the results are not based on music/performance considerations only...

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 17 May 2019 09:54 (four months ago) link

why wouldn't they?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 May 2019 10:25 (four months ago) link

Well, it's possible of course but I have a hard time thinking 60% of people like GM more than MJ if you strictly consider musical aspects.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 17 May 2019 10:30 (four months ago) link

95% of MJs music is garbage

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:01 (four months ago) link

ahah ok then !

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:07 (four months ago) link

No challops itt, I see.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 17 May 2019 14:09 (four months ago) link

80% garbage is fair and generous for Jackson's solo material - even the Quincy albums have a lot of highly competent dross, and there's little of worth outside them

blokes you can't rust (sic), Friday, 17 May 2019 14:26 (four months ago) link

I like GM but come on !
I suppose the results are not based on music/performance considerations only...

― AlXTC from Paris, Friday, May 17, 2019 9:54 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was trying to refrain from saying "only on ILM" for the 100th time the moment the poll results came in, but yeah, this is one of those "only on ILM" things.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 17 May 2019 14:54 (four months ago) link

You mean it's only on ILM that Michael Jackson is judged on more than just the music?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 17 May 2019 14:58 (four months ago) link

We need a poll on who had the better post-death acts of kindness discoveries

PaulTMA, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:59 (four months ago) link

MJ could never, would never, write a song like "Outside" GM forever.

ABSOLUTELY NO SCRUBS WHATSOEVER, Thursday, 23 May 2019 04:02 (three months ago) link

yes!

the late great, Thursday, 23 May 2019 04:22 (three months ago) link

its kind of obvious of course, but it’s interesting to see how GM/Wham had hits but was not really taken seriously at all in the 80s but has now firmly been rehabilitated, while MJ had the opposite arc.

Siegbran, Thursday, 23 May 2019 06:31 (three months ago) link

Challops time: MJ was only good in the '70s (with his '79 solo album Off the Wall being his only good solo album). Not weighing in on George Michael, though, whose music I'm not as familiar with (though I did admire his singing talent).

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 25 May 2019 21:25 (three months ago) link


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