It is inevitable with the status of Michael Jackson being one of the biggest stars in music history that we will be hearing posthumous albums from the King of Pop for years to come. Like most musicians, Jackson probably had numerous songs that didn’t make it past the cutting room floor (and like most musicians, the songs were probably left there for a reason); however, with an artist like Jackson his cutting room leftovers probably borderline as a catalog of their own. The second posthumous album after 2010’s Michael, Xscape is better to say the least than its rushed predecessor. More curated than compiled, Xscape features production from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Timbaland, Stargate, and John McClain to re-vision Jackson songs from 1983-1999. The lead single, "Love Never Felt So Good" (written in 1983) is so classically smooth that it fits into today’s musical landscape. An alternate duet with Justin Timberlake of "Love Never Felt So Good" is also featured on the album. Surprisingly with the span of the catalog’s time, under the helm of L.A. Reid, Xscape emerges as cohesive and cool, R&B nostalgic. "Chicago" (written during sessions for 1999’s Invincible) and "Loving You" (during sessions for Bad) are highlights that really showcase Jackson’s vocals without blockbuster production theatrics. "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" highlights Jackson’s social consciousness with its lyrics about teenage prostitution which are sadly still relevant today. The album isn’t perfect which makes sense as the songs are interpreted without Jackson’s input but the songs provide listeners with a peek into Jackson’s creative process even if it is dated. The powers that be are definitely starting to build Jackson’s legacy in the right way with Xscape. It’s definitely worth a listen!