What was your personal Thoughts on the Invincible Album? (2001)
Honestly, I love this album, and it's certainly one of my favorites personally. There is so much about the Invincible Era that many people are forgetting.
So many songs were recorded for this specific album, and I mean... Allot!
I do believe this album started around 1995 or 1996. At this Time, Michael was indeed branching into a much-newer sound, seeing as the "new millennium" was only a few years away. Not to mention the Swedish Pop movement (I.E. Britney Spears, NSYNC, and Backstreet Boys producer - Max Martin and Denniz Pop) Were bringing into the 90's and early 2000's.
I think this was such a phenomenal album because he had yet another chance to work on the Albums first song, "Unbreakable" which featured yet again, Biggie Smalls, as well as one of the greatest R&B producers at the time, "Rodney Jerkins: AKA Darkchild".
The track is such a great opening to this album, very up beat and makes you want to dance... This phase then continues for the next 2 tracks, "Heartbreaker" which featured a very Jumpy-stutter(y) new Millennium sound, with various vocal-stuttering effects (which MJ tended to incorporate into multiple tracks on this album, such as "Threatened").
The third track, "Invincible" was very down-town-beat focused, featuring the same EXACT vocal-bassline from "Heartbreaker". Commonly known as a "Vococorder" or "Talk-Box". This effect was mostly common in multiple Timbaland Productions, commonly the song, "Pony" by Genuine, the same effect can be heard thought the entire song.
I could go into the weird music depths with this record all day, but this album stands out to me, because I feel as if musically I went through a 90's time capsule straight into the year 2000. It shows in a way just how much he's grown as a artist, and that he can pull inspiration with said producers, and make it his own.
The only SINGLE that gained any ATTENTION from this album was "You Rock My World" and in some parts of the world "Cry" did pretty good!