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Bad 25

Bad 25The 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...Bad 25PopThe 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...2012-09-07
STILL 'BAD' The CD/DVD collection offers remastered material from Bad as well as a set of unfinished tracks

STILL 'BAD' The CD/DVD collection offers remastered material from Bad as well as a set of unfinished tracks (Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images)

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Bad 25

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Michael Jackson; Status: In Season

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

Originally posted September 7 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

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