You know, I wasn’t really a fan of this album, but I didn’t think it was horrible either. I thought it was alright, nothing to go crazy for. However, for some strange reason, I like it better now than I did when it originally came out. I think it’s because the album clearly has that unmistakable 80’s sound, that adds to the nostalgic experience. When I listen to the song “Torture,” I am immediately transported back to watching it’s cheesy video for the first time. Not only did this video NOT make any sense, you almost wonder how is it that a family with this much talent, can make a music video so bad? There were actually some cute, almost danceable songs on this album. The danceable ones I liked were “Body,” and “Wait.” “State Of Shock,” duet with Michael and Nick Jagger is a thumbs down for me. This was one of those songs I couldn’t understand how it became a hit. Their music styles were so different, it just didn’t blend well for me. Some collaborations should never have happened. I like Randy Jackson’s “One More Chance.” Michael’s “Be Not Always,” was just too damn sad to listen to. I always skipped over that one.. LOL I believe this was the last album the Jacksons did together.. Listen with Spotify.
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CeCe Peniston had a lot of great hits throughout her career. However, this is my ultimate favorite album. I’ve been shaking my booty to many of these songs in quite a few clubs back in the day. Her voice matches perfectly with the songs on this album. I’m not sure how old she was when she made this album, but I liked it because it sort of represented a combination of coming out of adolescence and high school. It’s a very fun album, and continues to make me want to dance. I think the 80’s babies will like this album too, or at least make you bop your head at best. My favorites are “Finally,” ” We Got A Love Thang,” and “Keep On Walkin’.” I’ll be honest, there were a couple of slow songs I didn’t like; “Inside That I Cried” was one of them. But overall, it’s an excellent classic to play at your next old school gathering. Listen with Spotify.
I’m not going to bother doing a review for this album. We all know that this is the baddest album in music history. I really miss Michael. I still can’t believe he’s gone. I was jamming to a lot of his music today. I remembered looking at few clips of Motown 25 not too long ago. I don’t know about my visitors, but, when I think of Motown 25, I immediately think of Michael’s Billie Jean performance. Oh, man, the beat, the base, his moves, everything was just perfect. I don’t think that Michael could have redone it any better than what it was. All of a sudden, I was in the mood to listen to some Michael all day today LOL. I’m not going to even bother choosing the best songs I like, because I love all of them, as I’m sure you do too. Listen With Spotify
You know, I don’t like speaking for other people; however, I think it’s safe to say that if you’re a Donna Summer fan, this album was the best album of all times! I can be sure of this not just because she is one of my favorite disco queens; but because when this album was released it hit triple platinum, and sold over 8 million copies! How’s THAT for your nerves! LOL. But you know, I’ve noticed something that I’ve never heard or read anyone talk about. Donna reminds me a lot of Barbra Steisand in a way; in that she was one of the very FEW artists who could drop about 6-8 albums, and within all those albums have repeat songs, and still make money! How crazy is that! Pay attention to the songs in this album; you’ll notice that several of these songs are in several other albums! That’s OK though, because I love both Donna and Barbra equally. I’m not going to begin to attempt to list all of my favorite Donna songs, cause the list is just too damn many. But I think the “Bad Girls”consists the heart of many of my favorites, as with most Donna Summer fans. They include “Walk Away,” “Dim All The Lights,” “One Night In A Lifetime,” “All Through The Night,” and “Sunset People.”
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This is an extremely rare album, and I’m sure not too many people know of this group (unless you were a fan). Cymande is actually a British band, with a jazz and funk sound to their music. They actually make very good music in my opinion. However, this album was my first album (I believe this was their first release as well), and remains to be my most favorite from them. There are two songs from this album that I remember became really big hits. The first is a song called “Zion I,” which has heavy drum rhythms deeply connected to traditional African culture. The second song is called “Bra,” I remember hearing this song a lot over the radio, you can’t get any closer to jazz funk than this song. They have reunited some time in 2011 to produce a new album that was released in 2014. They have made a 360 degree turn; this album is nothing like the work they’ve did in their early career. It is almost all hip hop.
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