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FunkyMoon

Prince #5 on Rolling Stone readers poll of 10 best albums of the '80's

5. Prince - 'Purple Rain'

Everything that Prince had been working on for years coalesced perfectly on the soundtrack to his 1984 film Purple Rain. It turned practically everybody in the country (besides Tipper Gore) into a Prince fan, and presented Michael Jackson with the first real challenger to his pop throne. He's released countless albums since, but even 27 years later nothing gets the crowd going at his shows like when he breaks out "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry" or "Purple Rain."

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Reply #1 posted 03/25/11 4:26pm

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FunkyMoon said:

5. Prince - 'Purple Rain'

Everything that Prince had been working on for years coalesced perfectly on the soundtrack to his 1984 film Purple Rain. It turned practically everybody in the country (besides Tipper Gore) into a Prince fan, and presented Michael Jackson with the first real challenger to his pop throne. He's released countless albums since, but even 27 years later nothing gets the crowd going at his shows like when he breaks out "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry" or "Purple Rain."

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It was not even Prince's best album of the 80's!!! Such arse oles me thinks (racist ones at that)

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Reply #2 posted 03/26/11 6:14am

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i honestly do think its prince best album except for sign. For me, its a little more consistent than 1999, dirty mind, and tge. Still sign deserves even more of a mention than PR

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Reply #3 posted 03/26/11 6:17am

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eek lol mad

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Let 2015 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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thedance said:

Prince beaten once again by U2 and their Joshua Tree......... eek lol mad

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I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #5 posted 03/26/11 6:22am

hhhhdmt

Joshua tree is a fine album but i really dont see it as better than sign or PR regardless of "cultural impact".

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Reply #6 posted 03/26/11 6:24am

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SPOOKYGAS said:

FunkyMoon said:

5. Prince - 'Purple Rain'

Everything that Prince had been working on for years coalesced perfectly on the soundtrack to his 1984 film Purple Rain. It turned practically everybody in the country (besides Tipper Gore) into a Prince fan, and presented Michael Jackson with the first real challenger to his pop throne. He's released countless albums since, but even 27 years later nothing gets the crowd going at his shows like when he breaks out "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry" or "Purple Rain."

http://www.rollingstone.c...s-20110324

It was not even Prince's best album of the 80's!!! Such arse oles me thinks (racist ones at that)

I have to agree, I like PR, and yes it made him a superstar household name, but there are some out there that use that as a basis to think that it is his best album to date.

Not me, it does not even come close to being one of my favorites.

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Reply #7 posted 03/26/11 2:03pm

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Considering it's RS, that's is a pretty solid list. Purple Rain, Appetite For Destruction, Queen Is Dead, Disintegration and Master Of Puppets are some of my favorite records of all time. But, fuck U2.

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Reply #8 posted 03/26/11 10:24pm

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Purple Rain is to Prince what Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is to the Beatles. Casual fans think they're both huge cultural milestones, etc., and therefore conclude that they must be better than the others. But most Beatles fans play Revolver or Abbey Road a lot more than Sgt. Pepper, and I hardly ever play Purple Rain unless I'm trying to persuade some friend to give Prince a chance.

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I should add that, if Prince had given Lovesexy a different title and a less provocative cover, it probably would be making these critics' lists too.

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