Thriller vs Bad - Which was the better album?

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#1 MoonMarvel
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Lets focus on michael jacksons music for once. Which album was better, Bad sold less but sales don't always equal quality, I happen to like Bad better. I liked them both btw, just Bad a little more.

Thriller

1. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
2. "Baby Be Mine"
3. "The Girl Is Mine"
4. "Thriller"
5. "Beat It"
6. "Billie Jean"
7. "Human Nature"
8. "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
9. "The Lady in My Life"

Bad

1. "Bad"
2. "The Way You Make Me Feel"
3. "Speed Demon"
4. "Liberian Girl"
5. "Just Good Friends" (duet with Stevie Wonder)
6. "Another Part of Me"
7. "Man in the Mirror"
8. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (duet with Siedah Garrett)
9. "Dirty Diana"
10. "Smooth Criminal"
11. "Leave Me Alone"

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#2 cousin_eddy
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IMO Bad was superior.
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#3 MoonMarvel
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IMO Bad was superior.cousin_eddy
I agree. Sold less, but it did have a record 5 #1's.
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#4 cousin_eddy
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[QUOTE="cousin_eddy"]IMO Bad was superior.MoonMarvel
I agree. Sold less, but it did have a record 5 #1's.

Yeah the sales never stopped me from liking that album, it was just a lot more creative then thriller. Bad is very underrated.
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#5 lol_haha_dead
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Damn, this is a toughie for me. I'd have to go with Thriller though #1 sellong album on Earth (over 750,000,00000)
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#6 Mafiree
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I really liked dangerous as a kid......favorite cassette by far haha
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#7 MoonMarvel
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I really liked dangerous as a kid......favorite cassette by far hahaMafiree
But as for bad vs Thriller?
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#8 -GeordiLaForge-
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Both were good, but I liked Bad a bit better. On a side note. The first time that I saw the Thriller video, I stayed up all night scared to death staring at the hotel room door...
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#9 Mafiree
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[QUOTE="Mafiree"]I really liked dangerous as a kid......favorite cassette by far hahaMoonMarvel
But as for bad vs Thriller?

I'd have to go with Thriller then...... Billie Jean breaks the tie for me.
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#10 freek666
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(over 750,000,00000)lol_haha_dead
Oh come on thats ridiculous, last I hear it was in the 100m range. What you're saying is 7 billion 500 million copies. I doubt everyone in earth owns a copy, or multiple copies.

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#11 MoonMarvel
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[QUOTE="lol_haha_dead"](over 750,000,00000)freek666

Oh come on thats ridiculous, last I hear it was in the 100m range. What you're saying is 7 billion 500 million copies. I doubt everyone in earth owns a copy, or multiple copies.

He was joking.
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#12 Film-Guy
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Bad is better for the song man in the mirror. Also it was a more consistant album. Off the wall is better than both though:P

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#13 freek666
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[QUOTE="freek666"]

[QUOTE="lol_haha_dead"](over 750,000,00000)MoonMarvel

Oh come on thats ridiculous, last I hear it was in the 100m range. What you're saying is 7 billion 500 million copies. I doubt everyone in earth owns a copy, or multiple copies.

He was joking.

I'd hope so, you never know with this sudden influx of hardcore MJ fans. I've never been extremely into him, but even I know this common knowledge.

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#14 spy2828
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Thriller cos of Beat It

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#15 korlich
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thriller was way better because of "wanna be startin somethin", "thriller", "beat it", "billy jean", "human nature" and "PYT"

the only songs i liked from bad was smooth criminal and bad

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#16 omfg_its_dally
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I prefer Thriller. Both great albums though.
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#17 CreepingDeath_
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[QUOTE="MoonMarvel"][QUOTE="freek666"] Oh come on thats ridiculous, last I hear it was in the 100m range. What you're saying is 7 billion 500 million copies. I doubt everyone in earth owns a copy, or multiple copies.

freek666

He was joking.

I'd hope so, you never know with this sudden influx of hardcore MJ fans. I've never been extremely into him, but even I know this common knowledge.

It actually sold 750 million copies.

Edit: According to the internet I am wrong. I guess I shouldn't trust everything I hear on all those documentaries.

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#18 Wozmcfc
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I think Thriller has the better songs.

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#19 Netherscourge
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Thriller - not only because the songs were better, but because Michael was still NORMAL.

After Thriller, he went to fantasy land and never came back.

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#20 deactivated-5a84f3399aa1c
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Thriller, because it has freaking Thriller on it.
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#21 CommanderShiro
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Thriller for me. I simply enjoyed the songs in it more than Bad.

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#22 joesh89
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bad for me, purely for smooth criminal and dirty diana.

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#23 Curlyfrii87
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Both were good, but i prefer Thriller. You can't beat Billie Jean.

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#24 kemar7856
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thriller was better

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#25 thusaha
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I prefer Thriller.

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#26 Razor-Lazor
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Bad, because I really like Smooth Criminal and Bad. Close, though.
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#27 R0cky_Racc00n
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Thriller. From Billie Jean to Lady in My Life are Michael's best songs and one of the greatest second halfs to an album. The first half is good to but I get tired of it. The second half is just on something else.

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#28 xxxAdvocatexxx
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Bad...

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#29 69ANT69
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I'll say Thriller, just because I didn't particularly like the 'Bad' era, but I generally do like the songs still.
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#30 -Sun_Tzu-
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I prefer Thriller. Although Bad is also a fantastic album.
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#31 ps3wizard45
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Thriller! 8)

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#32 smokingsbad
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I seriously though Bad was a better album, Thriller was good to though Smooth Criminal,Bad, and The way you make me feel were just awesome
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#33 astiop
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Beat it and billie jean are my 2 favorite songs of his so i'm gonna have to go with thriller. Bad was also very good though.
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#34 tbone29
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Thriller (single) > Bad > Thriller (album)
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#35 sikanderahmed
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Beat It and Billie Jean > whole Bad Album imo, the only song from Bad i really like was Dirty Diana

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#36 Lief_Ericson
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Thriller because I LOVE Beat It

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#37 Toriko42
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Thriller but Bad is excellent
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#38 MoonMarvel
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI9OYMRwN1Q&feature=fvst

He made great stuff for a long time.

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#39 KudoS17
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Thriller because it can't be beat

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#40 Wings_008
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i like the song Thriller so thriller the album is better