Robbie Fulks gives Michael Jackson the full tribute treatment, and as so often is not the case with Mr. Fulks, this is (mostly) no joke. The arrangements are mostly countrypolitan, with a feeling of genuine warmth, and in the end, there are the songs, which are lay bare the talent of both Jackson and Fulks. While it can get a little too over-the-top (the hoedown of "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", the clatttering noise of "Privacy"), the highlights (Black and White", "Ben" and especially "Mama's Pearl") are mile wide smiles of cover songs done right.
And of course no Robbie Fulks blogpost would be complete without the genius of "Fountains of Wayne Hotline".
Robbie Fulks - "Fountains of Wayne Hotline"