Top 10 Best Michael Jackson Albums

The Top Ten
1 Thriller

Thriller is one of the best-sounding albums I've ever heard. You can tell how hard Quincy and Michael worked on this through the power of 9 great songs. I feel that "Bad" and "Off The Wall" are a tied 2nd place, but this album is timeless despite having a very 80s vibe. Favourite tracks: Baby Be Mine, Billie Jean, and PYT.

Michael Jackson will forever be the best singer ever. No one can come close to this man. He is supreme in all his talents. The best ever of any singer. His albums are forever the tops in this world. Michael Jackson, the ONE and ONLY...

The albums I have are Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, History, Invincible, Immortal, Michael, Xscape, Number Ones, Off the Wall, Blood on the Dance Floor, The Essential Michael Jackson, and This is It. This one is my third favourite.

2 Bad

Bad was the follow-up to Thriller and was very underappreciated. It should have sold more and received much more recognition than it did. It is still to this very day his best work vocally and his best production because it came from his heart at the height of his career when he was an extreme perfectionist. When there was no one to top but himself, you know that the emotions and the effort put into this album were like he had never done before. Songs like The Way You Make Me Feel, Dirty Diana, and Man in the Mirror are still the most influential songs to date. Everything that is being made now in the pop and rock music industry is a seed of the Bad album. We all have to agree that he was BAD! And he was the man at that point in his life!

In truth, MJ's Thriller was a great album and did have some of the greatest songs of the 80s. Its success was mainly due to Beat It, Billie Jean, and the amazing film clip for Thriller. Yet, Bad overall had a better quality of music, not to mention five number-one singles. This album is unfortunately overshadowed by the hyped Thriller, and personally, I prefer the film clip of Smooth Criminal to Thriller. R.I.P. MJ.

3 Off the Wall

I'm assuming not too many hardcore fans are here, or OTW would at least be number 2, with Thriller being the only album possibly surpassing it. OTW, like Thriller, had no filler and was a consistently great album. This cannot be said for Dangerous, Bad, HIStory, or Invincible. The other albums had great moments and singles, but OTW and Thriller are about as perfect albums as you can get.

Better than HIStory, Invincible, and arguably, Dangerous. On par with BAD and Thriller. This album deserves more recognition as the rest of Michael's career depended on the critical and commercial success of this album.

This is Michael's best album, even though Thriller has more hit songs. That does not necessarily mean the songs are better. It's just that Thriller songs are more pop and commercial. But as far as the music goes, Off The Wall is a better album.

4 Dangerous

My vote was between History and Dangerous, but I had to go with Dangerous. BEST ALBUM EVER. First of all, it has some of his best songs: Jam, Remember the Time, Heal the World, Black or White, Who Is It, Give into Me, Keep the Faith, Dangerous, and my favourite song EVER, Will You Be There. And it has a good range of styles of music. You have songs like Give into Me, a rock song featuring Slash, and Keep the Faith, one of the saddest songs ever. So this is my ranking:

1. Dangerous
2. History: History has Earth Song, Scream, and Stranger in Moscow, and You Are Not Alone. Enough said.
3. Bad: Bad is very close to the second spot. You know how some people give themselves a "theme song"? Well, if I had one, it would be Leave Me Alone, and not just because of the title.
4. Invincible: Amazing.
5. Thriller: I don't need to explain Thriller. Fantastic.
6. Xscape: I mostly like the originals, but some of the remixes like A Place with No Name and Slave to the Rhythm are incredible.
7. Off the Wall: Very good.
8. Blood on the Dance Floor: Although I love all the original songs, the remixes ruin it.
9. Michael

5 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

I own these Michael Jackson albums: HIStory, Bad, Thriller, Xscape, Michael, Off the Wall, Dangerous, Invincible, Blood on the Dance Floor, Number Ones, This Is It, Immortal, and The Essential. I have got to say HIStory is my favorite. It includes my favorite MJ song, HIStory, and also This Time Around, They Don't Care About Us, and 2 Bad.

I'm not sure which is my favourite album of his, but this has the most of my favourite MJ songs. It's got Scream (contains MJ saying the f word!), They Don't Care About Us, Stranger In Moscow (best song!), Earth Song, You Are Not Alone, Childhood, 2 Bad, Little Susie/Pie Jesu, and Smile! I love this album.

The album in itself is just great. People love the songs because they have rhythm and the lyrics go with the beat. It's crazy how someone could make people feel so strong about a song or album.

6 Invincible

This is a great album. Speechless, Don't Walk Away, You Rock My World, Privacy, Heaven Can Wait, Heartbreaker, The Lost Children, and the others. The only song I don't like is 2000 Watts.

Even though this album is thought of as a 'flop,' it really speaks to every single Michael Jackson fan. Not just because it is Michael Jackson, but because it carries a meaning. This figure, Michael Jackson, has been brutally 'slammed' and 'murdered' by the media and the paparazzi in general. He declares he will stop at nothing because he is unbreakable, invincible, and he will rock your world. You can keep arguing until the break of dawn, but he will not stop. He is speechless and will not stop, whatever happens.


Live on, the almighty king.

A great album. I love all the songs so much. Michael's voice was awesome and beautiful. Speechless is on this album, and that song alone is a treasure. I am speechless with this album.

7 Blood on the Dance Floor

"BOTDF" is a venture into the industrial type of sound that proved to be great. All new songs are really "something new" – a new sound, new production. In my opinion, Michael should have released an album with all new songs made in this style. The album was inspired by Nine Inch Nails' sound, especially the "Downward Spiral" album, which MJ liked a lot.

It has very beautiful songs such as Demerol, Ghosts, Blood on the Dance Floor... It is the only unpublished album missing to complete the list of albums by Michael Jackson.

I love Michael Jackson's B.O.T.D.F song Ghosts, Morphine, Superfly Sister, and Blood on the Dance Floor, and it is good because of its music.

8 Got to Be There

This album has some of the best songs The Jackson 5 performed and sang.

9 The Essential Michael Jackson

I'm sorry, please forgive me.

10 King Of Pop

I wish MJ could come back to this world to rock today's crazy world. Why should such educative people die? I like all his songs. No one can compete with him. Why does God let such people go?

Favorite song, whole album.

The Contenders
11 Xscape

Xscape, Love Never Felt So Good, Chicago, Loving You, A Place with No Name, Slave to the Rhythm, Blue Gangsta!
My top 5 favourite MJ albums:

5. Dangerous
4. Thriller
3. Invincible
2. Bad

Incredibly amazing album.

No way, no way should this album be No. 18. It contains a duet with Justin Timberlake, and its songs should be among the best he ever composed. This album should at least be in the top 7.

This album is excellent. The deluxe version shows the original songs and the reworked songs. I really like how they did that. I like both versions of all the songs. My favorite song on the whole album is a tie between Xscape and Blue Gangsta. His vocals are absolutely amazing in these songs. If you don't have this album, you need to purchase it ASAP!

12 Ben

The songs in this album are so iconic, especially the song Ben. It's amazing.

13 Number Ones

This album was nominated for a few awards years after its release. That shows how great Michael's presence in the music industry was.

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Rock with You
Billie Jean
Beat It
They Don't Care About Us
Smooth Criminal
Dirty Diana
You Rock My World
One More Chance
Black or White
And 7 more fantastic songs.

14 This Is It
15 Music and Me
16 The Ultimate Collection
17 Forever, Michael
18 Michael

Come on, guys, 'Hollywood Tonight' is one of the best songs I've heard of MJ!

19 Immortal
20 The Best of Michael Jackson
21 Icons: The Jackson 5
22 Scream
23 Farewell My Summer Love
24 Yokohama 1987

It's a bloody masterpiece. The best live performances of his career.

25 Auckland 1996
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