unrefinery
June 25, 2009  ·  culture  ·  style

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

It almost doesn't sound possible, but we think the man regarded as the greatest pop star of all time was actually underrated—his singing, dancing, and general shenanigans all drew so much attention that people often overlooked what a phenomenal producer, arranger, and songwriter Michael Jackson was. He cleanly fused influences as far-flung as Kraftwerk and James Brown without sounding anything like any of them. And he forged his own style, in the same over-the-top tradition as Gianni Versace: he dressed like Michael Jackson, period. He was a man's man who did whatever the f**k he wanted through the sheer force of his power and immeasurable talent. We'll miss him.

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