Thriller from beyond grave: new Jackson songs wow critics

LOS ANGELES- Self-styled King of Pop Michael Jackson returns from the grave again this week with a second posthumous album of songs recorded before his death in 2009.

“Xscape” goes on sale in the United States Tuesday, after being released in various European countries at the weekend and on Monday.

Critics have already hailed “Xscape” a clear improvement on 2010’s “Michael,” the first album released after Jackson died of a drug overdose at age 50, as part of a multi-record deal with label giant Sony.

“From the first, there was the voice …..Nearly five years after his death, that voice remains, and is at its most powerful on the new album,” wrote the LA Times’ reviewer.