Featuring recently finished material that Michael Jackson was developing prior to his death -- as well as some album outtakes -- Michael is made of songs that were recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New Jersey with a few collaborators, including producer Eddie Cascio. It's the first posthumous release from the King of Pop.
Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a testament to the man's charisma that MICHAEL can be compelling."
Entertainment Weekly (p.80) - "MICHAEL is a solid album..." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.48) - "[T]he singer's tone is warm and relatable....The set offers a touching final look at an unbelievable talent."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]otable for the Lenny Kravitz/Dave Grohl rock-out of '(I Can't Make It) Another Day' and the tender balladry of 'Much Too Soon.'"