Wonderland

Unfortunately, Michael Michael Jackson’s album falls short of the synth-pop expectations. Overall the sound is repetitive and might be better served as a shorter EP. I say this because while Wonderland is not my style of music, I know of people that would enjoy it, but probably not 10 songs of it. The style is upbeat, but the synthesized and writhing instrumentation that pulses on without any dynamics or finesse is hard to handle.

It seems that Michael Michael Jackson has mastered the formula for mainstream pop songs (nothing wrong with that), but lacks the personalization and range required. The lyrics show very little depth and remind me instead of the nostalgic lyricism of 90’s pop bands. What it lacks in these qualities, it almost makes up for with enthusiasm. At least there was fun had in making the music.


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