Album Comparisons: Thriller
Thriller was THE album of the 1980s. Mixing a diverse range of styles, including R&B, soul, rock, funk, and pop, and spawning seven singles - all of which scored in the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard charts - Michael Jackson's Thriller was a cultural phenomenon that broke down musical barriers and helped set the stage for the MTV revolution which followed. Shifting an incredible 65 million copies worldwide and continuing as a consistent seller to the present day, Thriller has been the recipient of eight Grammy awards and has even been included in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry of culturally significant recordings. So it goes without saying that this is a prime candidate for multiple digitally remastered re-releases, once in 2001, and then again in 2008. This comparison does not include the bonus remixes on the remaster, which are of no interest to me, nor does it include the Vincent Price excerpt or the previously unreleased "For All Time." It includes only the nine original album tracks.