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Thread started 03/24/07 6:27pm

LoDog

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Top 10 Prince albums of all time

Last time I just had my top 5. But this time I'm expanding my list so I would like to see you guys expand yours. Here's my top 10:
1. Diamonds and Pearls
2. Purple Rain
3. Sign 'O' the Times
4. 1999
5. Emancipation
6. Dirty Mind
7. The Gold Experience
8. 3121
9. Around the World In A Day
10. Controversy; Batman(tie)
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Reply #1 posted 03/24/07 6:43pm

runningbear

Off the top of my head:
1.Prince
2.Sign O the Times
3.1999
4.Purple Rain
5.Parade
6.The Rainbow Children
7.Controversy
8.Dirty Mind
9.3121
10.Come

Yes, no overated Lovesexy, or dull Musicology. Honorable mentions to For You, Around the World In a Day, and the Gold Experience
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Reply #2 posted 03/24/07 6:50pm

Princology05

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1. Prince
2. Controversy
3. 1999
4. Purple Rain
5. Sign O’ The Times
6. Emancipation
7. Around The World In A Day
8. Parade
9. The Rainbow Children
10. 3121

[Edited 3/24/07 18:50pm]
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Reply #3 posted 03/24/07 6:53pm

runningbear

Wow, who would have 2 out 3 Prince fans would nominate Prince as their number 1 Prince record
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Reply #4 posted 03/24/07 6:54pm

foal30

01. Sign O' the times
02. Rainbow Children
03. Come
04. Lovesexy
05. Parade
06. Controversy
07. For You
08. Emancipation (discIII)
09. The Gold Experience
10. Around the World in a Day.


I really want to hear NEWS, Crystal Ball and BlackMF
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Reply #5 posted 03/24/07 7:10pm

MantuaPharoah

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1. Sign o' the Times
2. Purple Rain
3. Diamonds and Pearls
4. Emancipation
5. New Power Soul
6. Batman
7. Prince
8. Controversy
9. The Truth
10. The Symbol Album
The public is squeezin' you kiddo. You'd better kick ass on your next album or else!
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Reply #6 posted 03/24/07 7:10pm

Accujack

1. prince
2.Purple Rain
3.The Gold Experience
4.1999
5.Sign O' The Times
6.The Rainbow Children
7.Parade
8.Emancipation
9.Dirty Mind
10.One Night Alone piano
He is exactly who we thought he was
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Reply #7 posted 03/24/07 7:19pm

shesjustababy8
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Top 10 albums:
All ten from 1978 to 1987, some might say 1979 to 1988, but either way, you get the point.
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Reply #8 posted 03/24/07 7:24pm

runningbear

Accujack said:

1. prince
2.Purple Rain
3.The Gold Experience
4.1999
5.Sign O' The Times
6.The Rainbow Children
7.Parade
8.Emancipation
9.Dirty Mind
10.One Night Alone piano


Glad to see One Night Alone, before I revised my list it was one of my top ten. More deserving of recognition that The Truth in my opinion
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Reply #9 posted 03/24/07 7:25pm

Efan

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1. Lovesexy
2. Graffiti Bridge
3. Sign 'O' the Times
4. 1999
5. Dirty Mind
6. Purple Rain
7. The Gold Experience
8. The Rainbow Children
9. Come
10. The Black Album
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Reply #10 posted 03/24/07 7:28pm

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1. 1999
2. SOTT
3. Purple Rain
4. Dirty Mind
5. ATWIAD
6. Controversy
7. The Truth
8. TGE
9. Parade
10. either...C&D or Come

these type of lists are tough....( 2 weeks ago, 1999 would've been 2 or 3 but I've been listening to it a lot this week. 2 weeks b4 that, I'd have placed Come higher! lol )
I hereby reserve the right to change ranking # within my top ten at anytime. biggrin
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Reply #11 posted 03/24/07 7:34pm

newpower99

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1. Sign O' the Times
2. Purple Rain
3, The Gold Experience
4. Parade
5. prince
6. 1999
7. Lovesexy
8. Come
9. Batman
10. Controversy
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Reply #12 posted 03/24/07 8:09pm

Wonderwall

Sign o The Times
Purple Rain
Parade
The Black Album
Lovesexy
The Gold Experience
The Vault
1999
The Rainbow Children
ATWIAD
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Reply #13 posted 03/24/07 8:26pm

Revolution

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1. Purple Rain
2. SOTT
3. 1999
4. Dirty Mind
5. The Gold Experience
6. The Rainbow Children
7. 3121
8. Controversy
9. The Black Album
10. Lovesexy

I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.
Michael Brown supporters stop the looting, destruction and burning...not of Ferguson, but of your own people. YOU are why there is PROFILING.
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Reply #14 posted 03/24/07 8:44pm

paisley16

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Revolution said:


I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.



highfive lol
I find it fascinating how different people's lists are. Yes, there are about 5-6 commonalities, but then it veers all over. Some of the things I've seen in others top 10, I wouldn't listen to right now unless I was getting paid- well maybe not that bad, but you know what I mean. I'm sure it goes in reverse. No wonder there is so much snipping going on around here- it's a bunch of non-conformists within a group of non-conformists left and right! biggrin lol
Thank God Prince has given us all so much to love (or not biggrin ).
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Reply #15 posted 03/24/07 8:58pm

DreamyPopRoyal
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I don't even own 10 albums, so I really can't make a list... I've spent plenty of time with 3 of the 4 albums in my possesion, so I'll list them.

1. Purple Rain
2. 3121
3. Musicology

Purple Rain is like a rollercoaster ride I don't want to get off of, it's full of ups and downs, but Prince eases the transition through it and shows me a good time as well as some very touching music (The Beautiful Ones & the title track)... including a little of a diff. side of him with Computer Blues & Darling Nikki.

3121 is 2 things: a) Prince selling out to make his music sound more current like mainstream radio, b) Prince leading me thru a mix of different genres and teaching me lessons and such. What I got out of it was a personal connection with him that tempts me to put it at #1, but a) knocks it down a notch. My mind's still stuck in 1998-1999, so I can't really add much more at this point.

Musicology is last just because it took me 3 listens to connect with. But I call it Prince going old-school, but making old-school cool & current. It's very raw because he plays "real instruments" (unlike 3121 in some tracks), most of them himself, and I feel like he's trying to give me a whole new perspective of music, which was his overall purpose for putting it together. It's very heartfelt as well.

I also own TGE, but I excluded it from the list because I haven't spent enough time with it to give a true opinion of comparison on it. I've listened to 3121 3x, Musicology 4x, and Purple Rain twice (but saw the movie 6x in a week). I haven't spent enough time with TGE to make an informed decision. It wouldn't be fair to TGE.

Hopefully after getting more albums (like Emancipation and Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic), I'll have more to add to this debate. Right now, I really can't. But give me a break, I've only been a huge fan in this game for the past, going on, 7 weeks.
had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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Reply #16 posted 03/24/07 9:08pm

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3. 1999
2. Dirty Mind
3. Controversy
4. Sing 'O' The Times
5. Purple Rain
6. Prince
7. Around the World in a Day
8. The Gold Experience
9. 3121
10. The Black Album
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Reply #17 posted 03/24/07 9:12pm

December1984

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1.Purple Rain
2.Sign O' The Times
3.The Gold Experience
4.1999
5.prince
6.Around The World In A Day
7.Parade
8.Diamonds & Pearls
9.3121
10.Lovesexy
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Reply #18 posted 03/25/07 1:02am

theodore

These r in no order... it's just 2 damn hard mad

1999
The Black Album
Lovesexy
Around the World in a Day
3121
prince
Sign "peace" the Times
Purple Rain
Parade
Xpectation (does it count?)

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Reply #19 posted 03/25/07 1:31am

Mutiny

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1. Parade
2. Lovesexy
3. The Black Album
4. Around The World In A Day
5. Sign O' The Times
6. 1999
7. Purple Rain
8. The Rainbow Children
9. NEWS
10. Dirty Mind
I can't remember my baby's voice cuz she ain't talkin' no more pray
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Reply #20 posted 03/25/07 3:39am

gcu1

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01) Come
02) Exodus/Goldnigga (tied)
03) prince
04) Emancipation
05) NEWS
06) Xpectation/C-Note (tied)
07) Crystal Ball
08) Newpower Soul
09) The Truth/One Night Alone (tied)
10) Rainbow Children

11) The Gold Experience/Rave In2/Rave Un2 (tied)
12) Batman
13) Black Album/Lovesexy (tied)
14) Chocolate Invasion/Slaughterhouse (tied)
15) Purple Rain
16) 1999
17) Sign Of The Times/ B-Sides (tied)
18) Diamonds & Pearls/Graffiti Bridge (tied)
19) Around The World In A Day/ Parade (tied)
20) Chaos & Disorder/The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale (tied)

21) Musicology/3121 tied
22) One Nite Alone...Live/It Ain't Over: The Aftershow
23) The Beautiful Experience
24) 1-800-NEW-FUNK
25) For You/Prince/Controversy (tied)

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Reply #21 posted 03/25/07 4:23am

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gcu1 said:

01) Come
02) Exodus/Goldnigga (tied)
03) prince
04) Emancipation
05) NEWS
06) Xpectation/C-Note (tied)
07) Crystal Ball
08) Newpower Soul
09) The Truth/One Night Alone (tied)
10) Rainbow Children

11) The Gold Experience/Rave In2/Rave Un2 (tied)
12) Batman
13) Black Album/Lovesexy (tied)
14) Chocolate Invasion/Slaughterhouse (tied)
15) Purple Rain
16) 1999
17) Sign Of The Times/ B-Sides (tied)
18) Diamonds & Pearls/Graffiti Bridge (tied)
19) Around The World In A Day/ Parade (tied)
20) Chaos & Disorder/The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale (tied)

21) Musicology/3121 tied
22) One Nite Alone...Live/It Ain't Over: The Aftershow
23) The Beautiful Experience
24) 1-800-NEW-FUNK
25) For You/Prince/Controversy (tied)

It is not known why FuNkeNsteiN capitalizes his name as he does, though some speculate sunlight deficiency caused by the most pimpified white guy afro in Nordic history.

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Reply #22 posted 03/25/07 4:49am

SpecialEd

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Emancipation
Gold Experience
1999
Sign O The Times
Parade
Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Newpower Soul
Diamonds & Pearls
Come
Glug, glug like a mug
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Reply #23 posted 03/25/07 5:09am

JoeTyler

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1.Purple Rain
2.Sign 'o' the times
3.1999
4.Dirty Mind
5.Parade
6.prince Album
7.Gold experience
8.Black album
9.Lovesexy
10.3121
[Edited 3/25/07 5:09am]
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Reply #24 posted 03/25/07 7:42am

EAL

1 LOVESEXY

2 Dirty Mind

3 The Rainbow children

4 Controversy

5 Around the World in a Day

6 Parade

7 Sign "o" the Times

8 Batman

9 1999

10 Purple Rain
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Reply #25 posted 03/25/07 8:27am

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DreamyPopRoyalty said:

I don't even own 10 albums, so I really can't make a list... I've spent plenty of time with 3 of the 4 albums in my possesion, so I'll list them.

1. Purple Rain
2. 3121
3. Musicology

Purple Rain is like a rollercoaster ride I don't want to get off of, it's full of ups and downs, but Prince eases the transition through it and shows me a good time as well as some very touching music (The Beautiful Ones & the title track)... including a little of a diff. side of him with Computer Blues & Darling Nikki.

3121 is 2 things: a) Prince selling out to make his music sound more current like mainstream radio, b) Prince leading me thru a mix of different genres and teaching me lessons and such. What I got out of it was a personal connection with him that tempts me to put it at #1, but a) knocks it down a notch. My mind's still stuck in 1998-1999, so I can't really add much more at this point.

Musicology is last just because it took me 3 listens to connect with. But I call it Prince going old-school, but making old-school cool & current. It's very raw because he plays "real instruments" (unlike 3121 in some tracks), most of them himself, and I feel like he's trying to give me a whole new perspective of music, which was his overall purpose for putting it together. It's very heartfelt as well.

I also own TGE, but I excluded it from the list because I haven't spent enough time with it to give a true opinion of comparison on it. I've listened to 3121 3x, Musicology 4x, and Purple Rain twice (but saw the movie 6x in a week). I haven't spent enough time with TGE to make an informed decision. It wouldn't be fair to TGE.

Hopefully after getting more albums (like Emancipation and Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic), I'll have more to add to this debate. Right now, I really can't. But give me a break, I've only been a huge fan in this game for the past, going on, 7 weeks.




7 weeks ...thats awesome! Enjoy the ride. you've only touched the surface.
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Reply #26 posted 03/25/07 8:37am

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1. Purple Rain
2. 1999
3. Sign O' The Times
4. The Rainbow Children
5. Lovesexy
6. Parade
7. O+>
8. Around the World in a Day
9. Dirty Mind
10. Come
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."


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Reply #27 posted 03/25/07 8:42am

khemseraph

1.Sign O' The Times
2.1999
3.Purple Rain
4.Controversy
5.The Black Lp
6.Musicology
7.Dirty Mind
8.Emancipation
9.The Gold Exp.
10.Batman
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Reply #28 posted 03/25/07 8:49am

sitruk7

1.Sign o the Times
2.1999
3.Purple Rain
4.Lovesexy
5.Prince
6.Dirty Mind
7.3121
8.The Gold Expirience
9.The Rainbow Children
10. prince
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Reply #29 posted 03/25/07 9:25am

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1. 0(+>
2. 1999/The Gold Experience
3. Purple Rain
4. The rainbow Children
5. Lovesexy
6. 3121
7. AWTIAD
8. Sign of the Times
9. Batman
10.Controversy
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