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Bad 25 - review - Michael Jackson

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STILL 'BAD' The CD/DVD collection offers remastered material from Bad as well as a set of unfinished tracks
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Bad 25

Current Status:
In Season
Michael Jackson

We gave it an A

The three discs and one DVD of live, remixed, and remastered material here are a potent reminder of just how much Bad‘s pulsing pop holds up. But the real treasures are the six previously unreleased tracks: Noticeably unfinished (refreshingly so, given Bad 25‘s hermetic polish) numbers like rhythmic earworm ”Don’t Be Messin’ Around” and tender ”I’m So Blue” shine, while ”Al Capone,” an early sketch for ”Smooth Criminal,” is strong enough to stand alone as its own single. A

Best Tracks:
I’m So Blue
Messin’ Around