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Michael Jackson Album Covers

Michael Jackson Album Covers

Designing a life on the front. The king of pop, Michael Jackson, died yesterday of a heart attack. And the passing of such a larger-than-life icon inevitably draws the mind to consideration of loss not only as it applies to living, but to art, music, and our relationships with the things that define us. I grew up on cassette tapes. They were the first form of music I ever bought. Almost. Right when I was first getting into to exploring my musical tastes, the music industry was on the cusp of transitioning away from vinyl. And the very first piece of music I ever bought, and the ONLY record I ever bought new, was Michael Jackson's Thriller. I can still remember dancing in my parents' living room with the Thriller album cover as my dance partner, and thinking, as an eight-year old in the early eighties, that Michael Jackson was pretty much the coolest guy ever. At the time, his […]

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