Bad (studio album) by Michael Jackson

Bad by Michael Jackson
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 409th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 824 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1987 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (55th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (409th)
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Michael Jackson bestography

Bad is ranked 3rd best out of 24 albums by Michael Jackson on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Michael Jackson is Thriller which is ranked number 81 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,521.

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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 74.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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From 05/12/2021 00:10
So overrated by his diminishing fanbase.
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From 04/22/2021 17:39
for me, the best album ever, the quality, the videos, songs, everything on this album is a true masterpiece, and the tour... oh, really the goat.
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95/100
From 02/04/2021 12:21
Bad is also one of his best albums, at the same time isn’t better than Thriller or close to Thriller. As it doesn’t have an artistic achievement songs like Billie Jean or Beat It a Motown 25 performance or video like Thriller. On the other hand it is still a amazing album, the songs, videos, tour and the era seemed cool. The videos are fire especially Smooth Criminal, songs are amazing, the tour is the best solo tour of MJ. The album for me is a 9/10. It just doesn’t have a performance like Motown 25, video like Thriller or a song artistic like Beat It and Billie Jean. Favourite songs on the album are Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Liberian Girl, Another Part Of Me, Man In The Mirror, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal and Leave Me Alone.
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From 02/03/2021 12:54
Bad inevitably failed to match Thriller both in terms of success and artistically.
There’s no artistic achievements like Beat It or Billie Jean and it’s not as consistant as Thriller.
However it still a fascinating record because it was almost impossible to follow an album like Thriller but MJ was still able to create great pop songs like Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Dirty Diana, (the bonus Leave Me Alone) and of course Man In The Mirror.
The videos from the album are fantastic too.
Bad produced 5 number 1 singles and sold over 35 million copies, in fact it’s only a disappointment when we think of Thriller who set the bar too high.

But Bad stand the test of time and it’s a classic today, his singles are still played on radio all over the world and some music critics finally recognize it as one of the greatest of the 80s and of all time.
A classic of pop. 9.5/10
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From 11/25/2020 18:27
This album doesn't even come close to Thriller. There
are no songs as good as Beat It or Billie Jean.
The only songs I liked were Smooth Criminal and
Dirty Diana. The title track was just..........bad!
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From 06/17/2020 06:29
The most epic "comeback" album ever. Five years is a long time in pop music.
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From 08/29/2019 08:09
The best Michael Jackson's album
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From 07/09/2019 22:11
This sounds so dated now.
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From 05/08/2019 08:21
This is so awesome
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Best Albums of 1987
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2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
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