Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Released This Day In 1987
August 31, 2023
Alternate artwork for BAD25 album 25th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson Bad album

Annie Zaleski’s Salon Magazine review of Bad, written for the album’s 25th anniversary, asserts that Michael beats Thriller by “bravely baring his soul and taking new risks.”  She also writes that “More impressive, Jackson ended up writing and composing nine of the 11 songs on Bad by himself, a staggering figure when compared to today’s pop-music-by-committee culture. As a result, Bad gave the notoriously reticent Jackson a chance to assert himself as a songwriter with mature desires. If Thriller made him a global phenomenon, Bad made him an adult.” Bad was released on August 31, 1987, making today a perfect time to enjoy the album again: https://michaeljackson.lnk.to/Bad25Anniversary