Much publicity was met through when this album came out. The first being the release of the single Black or White, being the most widely watched song to be viewed by an audience at the same time. After it was released came the controversy of the last part of the video in which MJ goes berserk and simply creams a car and smash through windows before becoming this big cat. The single also stirred up some issues about colr and why was it that Michael was including this topic at a time in which he was really becoming whiter by the minute.
The album is a really good listen. There are some privately honed songs, but they can also be related to others as well and not attributed to the singer or the issues going through his head. My favorite two songs in the album were rightfully put back to back on the cd release. "Who is it?" and "Give in to me". The first song was mellow and had a very haunting beat throughout that made you sink deep so low at the times when you just broke up with someone or simply brushed off by others. Give in to me has a similar beat in the background that comes apparent when the song is on the verge of ending. That song has the same feel as the first, but makes you brush off that loss by acquiring a power of your own destiny.
In general, most of the songs are really great. Jackson goes a long way in terms of production and refining the sound of the album. Though it is not Thriller, but I see that throughout each album released by MJ, his music stem through a different originality everytime.