While some fans of Michael Jackson are angry at the release of the new album XSCAPE, the fact of the matter is that the new album of archived vocal tracks of the late pop star with new musical tracks is actually a pretty good album. In fact, the new album is better than it should be. The album captures vocal works of Jackson recorded between 1983 and 1999, adding in modern music sometimes influenced by the modern Hip Hop scene as well as modern pop, producing a better than expected sound that moves the singer into modern times.
The first single off the album, “Love Never Felt So Good”, reminds listeners of what makes many modern artists like Bruno Mars so great. It’s a wonderful and joyous showcase for the once undisputed “King Of Pop”. And “A Place With No Name” is a nice reboot of the old 1972 hit single by America, “A Horse With No Name”, breathing fresh life into the old classic.
The new album is available in a basic 8 track new album and a deluxe version with 17 tracks as well as a DVD. The deluxe version features both the original versions of the new albums songs along with new enhanced versions with the new music added. There’s also the added bonus of “Love Never Felt So Good” with Justin Timberlake backing up Jackson.