A.J. Dugger Reviews The Jackon 5's final Motown album, "Moving Violation."

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A.J. Dugger Reviews The Jackon 5's final Motown album, "Moving Violation."

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This is a real overlooked gem. It expanded on the direction previously started with Dancin' Machine. Michael's voice was maturing fast, and the funky rhythmic sounds on here are a strong hint of what was to come later on Destiny, The Wiz and Off The Wall. Check out my thoughts on the album.


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Damita Jo
I never heard it. I was never big into the J5. But i'll read the review and play the album on youtube and comment later. If it was a precursor to Off The Wall and the other albums then I'm all in.
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Damita Jo
So I listened to it, and I read your review. I agree that the music here was surprisingly very good and Michael's voice to me sounded fully adult. I like Breezy, You Were Made For Me and All I Do the best.

I watched the concert you embedded too. Jermaine was missing so this was evidently when he left. I haven't finished watching it yet but it was entertaining.
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Damita Jo wrote
So I listened to it, and I read your review. I agree that the music here was surprisingly very good and Michael's voice to me sounded fully adult. I like Breezy, You Were Made For Me and All I Do the best.

I watched the concert you embedded too. Jermaine was missing so this was evidently when he left. I haven't finished watching it yet but it was entertaining.
I disagree that he sounded "fully adult." It was his adult voice but it hadn't settled yet. His voice was more mature by the time they switched to CBS/Epic Records the next year.

Yeah that was one of the first shows they did without Jermaine. Michael always had theatrical showmanship. He was basically the king of pop then, but no one knew it yet. Not even himself.
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Michael
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Great review. I didn't know this album existed.

Danceable tracks indeed. This was a new treasure for me.

As far as his voice goes the Jackson 5 voice was definitely gone by this point. His voice transitioned a lot from Dancin Machine to this one. But I agree with what you said in the blog. His voice here was a "preview" of his later career. Thank you for sharing.
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Michael wrote
Great review. I didn't know this album existed.

Danceable tracks indeed. This was a new treasure for me.

As far as his voice goes the Jackson 5 voice was definitely gone by this point. His voice transitioned a lot from Dancin Machine to this one. But I agree with what you said in the blog. His voice here was a "preview" of his later career. Thank you for sharing.
We actually got to witness MJ’s voice change as it happened. Most child singers don’t record during that period. For example Stevie Wonder took a long break during puberty and all of a sudden returned with a new voice on “Fingertips.”

Unlike Stevie, we got to hear Michael ease into his adult voice.