Michael Jackson Bad
Produced by Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson
In spite of a really bad cover and the lack
of Rod Temperton songs, this is a great album. Features Smooth
Criminal and Man In The Mirror.
The Whispers Just
Gets Better With Time
Babyface made a name for himself producing
the big hit Rock Steady which propelled this veteran group back
into the spotlight.
Her voice is so good it makes up for weak
songwriting. Features an awesome remake of Just The Lonely
Talking Again and Didn't We Almost Have It All.
Produced by Stevie Wonder
After criticism that In Square Circle had
been too "lightweight", Stevie returns with a much funkier,
earthier effort. Features Skeletons and You Will Know.
Earth, Wind & Fire
Touch The World
Produced by Maurice White, Phil Glass, Billy Myers & Wayne Vaughn
This effort doesn't match up to their fine
history of great albums but marks a welcome reuniting of my favorite
group. Features System Of Survival.
George Benson & Earl
Produced by Tommy Lipuma
An amazing instrumental album by two genuine
guitar legends. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet is magical.
Mr. Mister Go On
Produced by Mr. Mister & Kevin Killen
A fine follow up to their very successful Welcome
To The Real World. Features Inside You, Inside Me and The
Swing Out Sister
Its Better To Travel
Produced by Paul Staveley O Duffy
This British trio's wonderful debut features
my favorite song of the year Breakout.
Reservations For Two
I list this album largely on the strength of
two excellent duets: Love Power (with Jeffrey Osborne) and the
title track (with Kashif).