Off The Wall vs. Thriller???

batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
edited January 2016 in Music Talk
Off The Wall vs. Thriller. Who you got and why?
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  • mordecaimordecai 2,204 Posts
    Off The Wall
    tough call...
    I was gunna say "Rock With You" takes it by a nose over "Billie Jean"
    but
    its hard to compete with these back-to-back...Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Human Nature, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

  • ReynaldoReynaldo 6,054 Posts
    Off The Wall vs. Thriller. Who you got and why?
    Thriller. 27 million vs. 7 million.

  • TDLT02TDLT02 146 Posts
    Off The Wall is more uplifting, good times feeling music.
    Thriller was more catchy, but not as slick...

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Off The Wall vs. Thriller. Who you got and why?
    Thriller. 27 million vs. 7 million.

    Sales? BAH HUMBUG!!!!!!!!

    I go w/ Off The Wall any day. OTW has a more organic feel IMO. His MTV videos really helped sell Thriller. I feel like MJ was still a Jackson brother on OTW("more real"). Thriller is his "breakout album" but OTW feels less choreographed.
    Alot of cats weren't even checkin' MJ until Thriller. He still hasnt topped OTW artistically.IMO.

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,786 Posts
    Off The Wall vs. Thriller. Who you got and why?
    Thriller. 27 million vs. 7 million.

    Those are just US numbers tho right? Ain't Thriller sold like 50 worldwide?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Off The Wall vs. Thriller. Who you got and why?
    Thriller. 27 million vs. 7 million.

    Those are just US numbers tho right? Ain't Thriller sold like 50 worldwide?

    yep

  • VitaminVitamin 631 Posts

    Off the wall. Jacksons Triumph and Destiny is up there with both of them though.

  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts
    Off the Wall- I just like it more because its

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

    Off the wall. Jacksons Triumph and Destiny is up there with both of them though.
    CoSign.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,764 Posts

    Off the wall. Jacksons Triumph and Destiny is up there with both of them though.
    CoSign.

    Yup.

  • SupergoodSupergood 1,213 Posts
    Off The Wall...simply b/c I don't think Thriller's "The Girl Is Mine," "Thriller," and "Beat It" have aged particularly well. The other cuts are killer classics, though.

    SG


  • Phill_MostPhill_Most 4,594 Posts
    OTW. But I do understand why "Thriller" was the bigger album. Both of them are incredible albums, though, pretty much from start to finish ("The Girl Is Mine" is really the only dud I can think of on either album, and I can't say I totally hate that either- Mike's "I'm a lover, not a fighter line" is kinda classic).

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
    Dam, I just had this talk last week with "Peacefull Ro" and "HoggintheFogg". I'll go with OFF THE WALL. That shit is just way more soulfull. Don't get me wrong "Thriller" is a dope album (even thouhg it's got fucking "Thriller" and "Beat It"), but I just prefer Off The Wall.



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  • Phill_MostPhill_Most 4,594 Posts
    Dam, I just had this talk last week with "Peacefull Ro" and "HoggintheFogg". I'll go with OFF THE WALL. That shit is just way more soulfull. Don't get me wrong "Thriller" is a dope album (even thouhg it's got fucking "Thriller" and "Beat It"), but I just prefer Off The Wall.

    Come to think of it, I did hate the song "Thriller" until the video came out. He took it so much to the next level with the vid that I couldn't help getting into the song after that.

  • gloomgloom 2,765 Posts
    Thriller


  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    Off The Wall without a doubt, both musically and the for time it takes me back to.

  • youngEINSTEINyoungEINSTEIN 2,443 Posts
    gotta say thriller. i was a little young for OTW . plus the whole mini movie vid killed it.
    ola ray 4ever. peace, stein. . . .

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    gotta say thriller. i was a little young for OTW . plus the whole mini movie vid killed it.
    ola ray 4ever. peace, stein. . . .

    I figured this post would be divided by age. Thriller really baptised alot of heads back then. Visual based choices...........hmmm? I remember listening to OTW w/ the gatefold open against my shelf. Just staring at the blue/pink/yellow fonts,st8 hypnotized. Lip synching the whole LP.

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    I wasn't born when Off The Wall came out, but I just remember the album being constantly rocked in my home. Moreso than Thriller when it came out.

  • youngEINSTEINyoungEINSTEIN 2,443 Posts

    I figured this post would be divided by age. Thriller really baptised alot of heads back then. Visual based choices...........hmmm? I remember listening to OTW w/ the gatefold open against my shelf. Just staring at the blue/pink/yellow fonts,st8 hypnotized. Lip synching the whole LP. had to base it on visuals because both albums music is 100%. . . . its like trying to choose between step in the arena and daily operation. peace, stein. . . . .

  • Mr. CasualMr. Casual 953 Posts
    OMFG

    I know its so fucking easy to say that Mike changed music.. but for me as a child growing up in the eighties.. when I saw Thriller on tv and then got the album it changed me.. can anyone say that it was not an incredible to have that as a base for music growing up?! Damn... fully on meaning alone I have to say Thriller.. It molded me to what I wanted to hear.. those baselines and synth hits... genius.. something magical happened in the recording studio..


    plus that inner album shot of Mike with the tiger is so pimp





  • coffinjoecoffinjoe 1,743 Posts
    I figured this post would be divided by age. Thriller really baptised alot of heads back then.
    for me, thriller was sooo hyped & everywhere, radio , tv, making of the video, the video,
    (i must have been slinging wax at sam goody back in the day, hearing it in my sleep)
    didn't own either , or need to, you could not NOT hear them tunes
    i vote for otw just cause i don't remember it being in my face as much

    but, p.y.t. is the track,

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    plus that inner album shot of Mike with the tiger is so

  • Mr. CasualMr. Casual 953 Posts



    what you didn't have a Thriller poster when you where a child... I'm saying that was cool to me when I was like 8.

    TOO COOL


  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts



    what you didn't have a Thriller poster when you where a child... I'm saying that was cool to me when I was like 8.

    TOO COOL




    Hell no.

  • alieNDNalieNDN 2,181 Posts
    one of my earliest childhood memories is going to a friend's house, watching thriller video and being scared as phuck...then we watched the making of the video

  • Mr. CasualMr. Casual 953 Posts
    one of my earliest childhood memories is going to a friend's house, watching thriller video and being scared as phuck...then we watched the making of the video

    the making cool as shit.. I had that on VHS for a long time

  • edpowersedpowers 4,437 Posts
    Thriller...because it's better

  • I am seriously digging Off the Wall right now... picked up two 45s on the cheap from the LP recently that I just neglected for too long. He has seriously got "massive pop hook" in the vice grip.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Has Thriller become the official song for Halloween?
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