A.J. Dugger Reviews The Jacksons Victory Album

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A.J. Dugger Reviews The Jacksons Victory Album

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The tour gets all of the publicity. But what about the album? That's what I revisit in this piece.


http://www.ajdugger.net/blog/state-of-shock-a-look-back-at-the-victory-album
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~Sasha
I see why the focus was on the tour. This was a terrible album and a HUGE letdown after albums like OTW, Triumph and Thriller. The album was a huge F-U from Michael to his family. He was holding on to the good stuff for the Bad album.
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I've never heard the whole thing. I'll play it on yotube tonight while I clean the kitchen and give my thoughts later.
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~Sasha wrote
I see why the focus was on the tour. This was a terrible album and a HUGE letdown after albums like OTW, Triumph and Thriller. The album was a huge F-U from Michael to his family. He was holding on to the good stuff for the Bad album.
I agree. Michael said in a 1983 interview that he had written Liberian Girl playing pinball. Evidently he held on to it for BAD.

Victory gives you a chance to see what each brother is capable of on his own. They're a talented family, but Michael was light years ahead. He contributed that sad, weepy ballad Be Not Always on this album. I don't care for his depressing songs like that one and Little Susie.

But I agree also that this album was a huge letdown after Triumph. That was the best Jacksons album in my opinion.

The whole Victory era was disappointing, really. Fans wanted more Michael on the album, and the tour setlist was basically the same as the Triumph tour, only with a Jermaine medley thrown in and some Thriller tracks added. Michael only participated because he couldn't say no to his mom.