Michael Jackson (Bad: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition )
Twenty-five years on, Bad sounds less like Thriller**'s underachieving follow-up than a masterpiece of pure pop. The deep cuts rule, from the clamorous electro-soul of "Speed Demon" to the harrowing "Leave Me Alone," whose thump can't disguise the song's core loneliness. The treat here is the rarities disc, with demos that reveal MJ**'s creative process – an ingenious mad scientist, live from his lab.
Listen to 'Bad: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition':