New Jackson Music: Does anyone care?

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The last time Michael Jackson wrote a song worth listening to was a few tracks from “Dangerous.” So it’s been nearly 20 years since a good Jackson song has been released, and yet people whip themselves into a frenzy after hearing that a new song was leaked. Apparently it was written with the underwhelming, but pretty, Lenny Kravitz. Frankly, Kravitz hasn’t written a good song himself since “Again” released in 2001. We have a better chance of Elvis coming back from the dead than Lenny Kravitz and Michael Jackson making a good song–together.

Here is Lenny discussing the leaked Michael Jackson track:

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  1. Even during Michael Jackson’s heyday, his duets were underwhelming: Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, the list goes on. With such a cloudy history, I don’t have high hopes for his collaboration with Lenny Kravitz.

    Most songwriters, after a while, lose their touch. They begin to rely on the formulaic, the tried and true. Good songwriters last, maybe, eight years. The great songwriters like Jackson, McCartney, Jagger and Wonder were talented enough to have doubled that total.

    Stevie Wonder hasn’t written a great song in twenty-five years, but occasionally the great songwriter can write something palatable, perhaps lulling the occasional listener into thinking it’s great.

    I understand the fans’ interest in a new Michael Jackson song. They are hoping to experience greatness. Unfortunately, if Michael couldn’t summon greatness with some of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century, I doubt that Lenny Kravitz will provide us with one last great Michael Jackson tune.

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