Michael Jackson - Bad
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1987 Ratings: #32 / 83
User Score
Based on 215 ratings
1987 Ratings: #11
August 31, 1987 / Release Date
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Epic / Label
Pop, Funk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

There are the album tracks themselves, something that virtually didn't exist on Thriller but bog down Bad not just because they're bad, but because they reveal that Jackson's state of the art is not hip.

83
Entertainment Weekly
How to follow an untoppable blockbuster? Jackson took his time. But ultimately, he delivered — offering immediate radio jams (”Bad,” ”The Way You Make Me Feel”), stirring ballads (”Man in the Mirror,” ”I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”), and outrock experiments (”Smooth Criminal,” ”Dirty Diana”) amid a few lesser but still worthwhile album cuts.
80
Rolling Stone

Bad is not only product but also a cohesive anthology of its maker's perceptions.

Nightwing15
85
Bad may not have been as much of a success as Thirller but it still proved that Michael was the true King of Pop. Bad is a wonderful blend of pop, R&B, and a bit of rock to spice things up. Though the titular track, Bad, has become overrated, it still is a great song. Other great tracks include Smooth Criminal, Leave Me Alone, Just Good Friends, Man in the Mirror, and my favorite track of the album, Another Part of Me. The two weakest tracks are Liberian Girl and I Just Can’t Stop ... read more
lucacdornelles
97
SONGS RANKED:
10. Speed Demon
9. Just Good Friends
8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
7. Another Part of Me
6. Man in the Mirror
5. Dirty Diana
4. Liberian Girl
3. Bad
2. Smooth Criminal
1. The Way You Make Me Feel
Mcgillacuddy
100
The only MJ album that I believe easily tops Thriller and pushed Michael even further away from R&B but more toward becoming the King of Pop. It's filled top to bottom with his catchiest, and most enjoyable tracks.
goncalocouto
73
This album isn't "Bad", trust me.

✅ Bad | The Way You Make Me Feel | I Just Can't Stop Loving You | Smooth Criminal
gas_souza
89
Bad - 100
The Way You Make Me Feel - 90
Speed Demon - 85
Liberian Girl - 90
Just Good Friends (featuring Stevie Wonder) - 80
Another Part of Me - 85
Man in the Mirror - 85
I Just Can't Stop Loving You (featuring Siedah Garrett) - 80
Dirty Diana - 90
Smooth Criminal - 100
Leave Me Alone - 90

Destaques: Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal, Liberian Girl e Bad
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Track List

  1. Bad
  2. The Way You Make Me Feel
  3. Speed Demon
  4. Liberian Girl
  5. Just Good Friends (featuring Stevie Wonder)
  6. Another Part of Me
  7. Man in the Mirror
  8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You (featuring Siedah Garrett)
  9. Dirty Diana
  10. Smooth Criminal
  11. Leave Me Alone
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