Michael Jackson may be dead, but, as the much-hyped “X-scape” shows, he’s still making music.
He’s not alone, as John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, and Amy Winehouse have also produced memorable albums from beyond the grave.
The saga that surrounded Michael Jackson continues in death. Sony stands accused of exploiting the late King of Pop, in view of the two parties’ difficult relationship.
X-scape, the circus engulfing the second posthumous collection of Jackson’s music and you’ll find reminders of why Jackson mattered so much to music in this eight-track collection curated by L.A Reid.
Producers Timbaland, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon and Rodney Jerkins are all at the top of their game working with Jackson.
Standout tracks include the Bad-era sounding Blue Gangsta and the irrepressibly buoyant Paul Anka-written Love Never Felt So Good.
It’s not true to say that Jackson has never sounded better, but this is no mere cash cow.