Jackson, Michael : Cry

His best schmaltzy ballad since, oh, who knows, 'Human Nature'...

Written by none other than R Kelly, a man so smoothe you

could play bar billiards off of him, 'Cry' has everything we've

come not to expect from

Michael Jackson in his last few humbling years.

His best schmaltzy ballad

since, oh, who knows, 'Human Nature', 'Cry'

manages the sappy but absurdly overblown feel only the unassailably massive and

Brett Anderson ever try to achieve. Hubris remains the

identifying trait - the video features a world united in its supplication to Emperor Jacko - but the tune is a corker, and these days, at

least where Michael’s concerned, you've got to take what you

can get.

Jason Fox

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