Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”: 30 Years of Fear (but Fear Not)

Matthew Linder examines the continuing cultural legacy of Michael Jackson's Thriller, and its themes of paranoia and fear.The defining album of the '80s, Michael Jackson's Thriller, celebrates its 30th anniversary on November 30, 2012. For those of us who grew up in that decade, Thriller was our Sgt. Pepper, our Pet Sounds, our Dark Side of the Moon. To this day, it remains the best-selling album of all time: it’s estimated that over 100 million copies have been sold worldwide to date. J … [Read more...]