Overwhelming Praise for BAD25 September 20, 2012
Critics lauded "Bad25" when it debuted on September 18 commemorating the 25th anniversary of Michael's album that changed pop music history.
Entertainment Weekly gave Bad25 an "A," saying it is "a potent reminder of just how much "Bad's pulsing pop holds up." The Houston Chronicle called Bad25 "a layered, loving tribute" while the Seattle Post Intelligencer called Bad25 "a positively electrifying celebration of this often underrated album."
Of the DVD of Michael's 1988 Wembley concert from the landmark "Bad" tour included in the deluxe package, the Huffington Post compared it to "the equivalent of the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965" but added, "make no mistake: , Jackson's performance here eclipses even his most talented predecessors."
Read what critics are saying about Bad25...
"A... The three discs and one DVD of live, remixed, and premastered material here are a potent reminder of just how much Bad's pulsing pop holds up. "
"It's all about the songs, which includes five no. 1 singles. "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal," "Man In The Mirror," "Liberian Girl"…this is greatness, y'all."
Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Marking the quarter century mark since the release of Michael Jackson's work of pop genius, Bad 25 is a positively electrifying celebration of this often underrated album. "
"This is a layered, loving tribute whose power ultimately resides in the genius of the original album."
NBC News' The Grio
"Bad25: A Michael Jackson masterpiece gets its due."
"The Wembley shows are the equivalent of the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965. But make no mistake: Jackson's performance here eclipses even his most talented predecessors."
"Fans will love all the versions of "Bad25," believe me."
"An awesome, evergreen and essential pop masterpiece."
"… Bad is a treasure chest of indelible pop hooks, tasteful arrangements, devastating dance grooves, and some impeccable vocal performances."