Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)

Album details

Label:     Ref#: rock-0006
Date: 1987   Category: rock
Length: 48:39    
Format: CD    
Audio: Stereo    
Genre: Pop    


Though it sold in the eight-figure range worldwide, to some ears Bad suffered in comparison to its predecessor, Thriller. While not as visionary as that record-breaker and Off the Wall, the 1987 album does find Jackson and producer Quincy Jones continuing to work their craft at a high level. As it had with Thriller, radio embraced nearly every cut. Airplay saturation helped make the likes of "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal," and the title track major hits in their day; they ring with confidence and good feeling more than a decade later. The self-involvement that would make the new material on History (1995) sound so curdled had yet to overtake Jackson; even his plea to "Leave Me Alone" displayed a sure wit, particularly in its video version. While the third best of his first three Epic solo discs, Bad carries a lot of what people love about Michael Jackson's music. --Rickey Wright


1.   Bad  4:07
2.   The Way You Make Me Feel  4:59
3.   Speed Demon  4:01
4.   Liberian Girl  3:53
5.   Just Good Friends  4:08
6.   Another Part of Me  3:54
7.   Man in the Mirror  5:19
8.   I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Feat. Siedah Garrett)  4:25
9.   Dirty Diana  4:52
10.   Smooth Criminal  4:19
11.   Leave Me Alone  4:38