That last posthumous album they put out, "Michael", was ok. There were some good songs and some not so good songs. But this new one? "Xscape"? I honestly believe that this is what the music a 30 something year old Michael would have been making today would sound like.
Where Mike's last living modernization ("Invincible") sounded sloppy, forced and misguided to me (not hating, there's some good songs on there too), this one really sounds natural. It doesn't sound like remixes to me. I'm really liking what LA Reid, Timbaland, StarGate and the rest did with these songs. Except for the weird, out of place off-beat claps in the 2nd vs/chrs of "Love Never Felt So Good". That's weird. Then again, maybe that's just the kind of syncopation our good friend Benji is into. I don't know. That's not my area of expertise.
But anyhoo, Xscape is badass. I implore any real MJ fans to dig in and enjoy. There's a cover/rewrite/re-imagining (or some other word that I can't think of right now) of America's "A Horse With No Name" called "A Place With No Name". This song makes me unbelievably happy. It makes me feel like Mike's still alive. It's beautiful. I'll stop being crazy now and let you listen if you so desire or if it's right that you should do so henceforth.