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Thread started 04/17/11 10:44pm

hhhhdmt

Rate Prince albums from 1980-88

how would u rate prince 1980-88 output, from strongest to weakest (keep in mind i like or love every album he did from 1980-88)

Mine:

1. Sign of the Times

2. Purple Rain

3. 1999

4. Parade

5. Dirty Mind

6. Controversy

7. Around the World In A Day

8. Lovesexy

9. Black Album

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Reply #1 posted 04/17/11 11:29pm

Spinlight

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1. Controversy

2. Lovesexy

3. Sign o the Times

4. 1999

5. Around the World in a Day

6. Parade

7. Purple Rain

8. Black Album

9. Dirty Mind

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Reply #2 posted 04/17/11 11:49pm

anthonyxanzald
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1. Purple Rain

2. Sign O The Times

3. Dirty Mind

4. 1999

5. Around The World In A Day

6. Controversy

7. Parade

8. Lovesexy

9. Black Album

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Reply #3 posted 04/17/11 11:56pm

lezenith

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1 Purple rain

2 Lovesexy

3 Parade

4 Sign of the times

5 1999

6 Around the world in a day

7 Controversy

8 Dirty mind

9 The black album

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Reply #4 posted 04/18/11 1:07am

Hannilicious

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1.Purple Rain

2.1999

3.Dirty Mind

4.Sign o the Times

5.Parde

6.Around the World in a Day

7.Controversy

8.Lovesexy

9.The Black Album

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Reply #5 posted 04/18/11 1:13am

irreverence

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1. Lovesexy

2. Sign o the Times

3. Purple rain

4. Parade

5. Around the World in a Day

6. Controversy

7. 1999

8. The Black Album

9. Dirty Mind

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Reply #6 posted 04/18/11 1:14am

thedance

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01. Purple Rain (10)
02. Sign "☮" The Times (10)
03. 1999 (10)
04. Lovesexy (10)
05. Parade (10)
06. Around The World In A Day (10)
07. Dirty Mind (10)
08. Controversy (9)
09. The Black Album (9)

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #7 posted 04/18/11 3:12am

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1. sign o the times 2. lovesexy 3. around the world in a day 4. 1999 5. dirty mind 6. parade 7. purple rain 8. controversy 9. black album. the greatest body of work by any recording artist ever for me.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #8 posted 04/18/11 3:26am

Adorecream

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I will give them marks out of 100, as they are all great except one which is kind of average.

1. Sign o the Times 97/100

2. 1999 94/100

3. Purple Rain 92/100

4. Dirty Mind 89/100

5. Parade 87/100

6. Controversy 75/100

7. Black Album 74/100

8. Lovesexy 72/100

9. Around the World in a day 63/100

Can you hear me baybeeee!!!! I'M SIX FOOT IN THE GRAVE!
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Reply #9 posted 04/18/11 3:50am

NouveauDance

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Controversy

Parade

1999

Black Album

ATWIAD

Dirty Mind

Purple Rain

Lovesexy

Sign O' The Times

- It's gonna look different if we include 70s and Starr Company/PP productions.

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Reply #10 posted 04/18/11 3:59am

JoeTyler

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Currently:

1.Dirty Mind (10)

2.1999 (10)

3.SOTT (10)

4.Purple Rain (10)

5.Parade (9.5)

6.Black Album (8.5)

7.Controversy (7.5)

8.Lovesexy (7)

9.ATWIAD (6.5)

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Reply #11 posted 04/18/11 4:55am

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1. Sign O The Times - 10

2. Dirty Mind - 10

3. Purple Rain - 10

4. LoveSexy - 10

5. Around The World In A Day - 10

6. The Black Album - 10

7. Parade - 9

8. 1999 - 9

9. Controversy - 9

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Reply #12 posted 04/18/11 5:15am

The1592

My list might be the most controversial. Not for the rankings, but more for the ratings...

  1. Parade - 9/10
  2. Sign O The Times - 9
  3. 1999 - 9
  4. Purple Rain - 8
  5. Dirty Mind - 7
  6. Controversy - 6
  7. Around The World In A Day - 6
  8. Lovesexy - 5
  9. The Black Album - 4

I love Prince's music, but I don't think he's ever made a perfect album, so I can't really rate any of them as 10s.

It was hard to pick between Parade and SOTT, but I gave it to Parade for the song "Sometimes It Snows In April", which is my favorite Prince song.

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Reply #13 posted 04/18/11 5:17am

fabriziovenera
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parade

lovesexy

around the world in a day

black album

sign o the times

purple ran

1999

controversy

dirty mind

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Reply #14 posted 04/18/11 5:38am

hhhhdmt

The1592 said:

My list might be the most controversial. Not for the rankings, but more for the ratings...

  1. Parade - 9/10
  2. Sign O The Times - 9
  3. 1999 - 9
  4. Purple Rain - 8
  5. Dirty Mind - 7
  6. Controversy - 6
  7. Around The World In A Day - 6
  8. Lovesexy - 5
  9. The Black Album - 4

I love Prince's music, but I don't think he's ever made a perfect album, so I can't really rate any of them as 10s.

It was hard to pick between Parade and SOTT, but I gave it to Parade for the song "Sometimes It Snows In April", which is my favorite Prince song.

interesting, but Purple rain doesnt have a single weak song to me so it should atleast be a 9. Dirty Mind and Controversy deserve higher scores but to each their own. Interesting opinion and ratings.

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Reply #15 posted 04/18/11 5:40am

rialb

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Purple Rain

Sign 'O' the Times

Dirty Mind

Parade

1999

Black Album

Around the World in a Day

Controversy

Lovesexy

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Reply #16 posted 04/18/11 5:46am

rlittler81

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1. Lovesexy

2. Parade

3. Sign 'O' The Times

4. Purple Rain

5. 1999

6. Around The World In A Day

7. Dirty Mind

8. The Black Album

9. Controversy

U Got 2 Live 4 Love
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Reply #17 posted 04/18/11 5:51am

RomanticNasty

1. Sign O' The Times

2. Controversy

3. Lovesexy

4. Black Album

5. Parade

6. Purple Rain

7. 1999

8. Around The World In A Day

9. Dirty Mind

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Reply #18 posted 04/18/11 6:48am

ecstasy

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1. Purple Rain 10/10

2. Dirty Mind 9/10

3. 1999 10/10

4. Controversy 7/10

5. Sign O' the Times 8/10

6. Around the World In a Day 5/10

7. LoveSexy 3/10

8. Black Album .5/10

9. Parade 3/10 (Just b/c of Kiss and New Position)

Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #19 posted 04/18/11 8:10am

Mindbells9

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1) Parade

2) Sign O the Times

3) Purple Rain

4) 1999

5) Lovesexy

6) Dirty Mind

7) Controversy

8) Around The World In A Day

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Reply #20 posted 04/18/11 10:58am

HatrinaHaterwi
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10

"No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight."
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Reply #21 posted 04/18/11 12:45pm

Poplife88

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Sure, why not...

Sign o the Times

Parade

Purple Rain

The Black Album

1999

Around the World in a Day

Lovesexy

Controversy

Dirty Mind

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #22 posted 04/18/11 12:55pm

Efan

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Lovesexy

Purple Rain

1999

Sign 'O' the Times

Black Album

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Parade

Around the World in a Day

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Reply #23 posted 04/18/11 1:03pm

bonnie184

1999

Sign "☮" The Times
Purple Rain

What Time Is It?

Dirty Mind

The Family

Controversy

Parade

Vanity 6

Jill Jones

The Time

Ice Cream Castles

8

Around the World in a day

Lovesexy

The Black Album

16

Apollonia 6

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Reply #24 posted 04/18/11 1:46pm

SINFUL1

as follows:

1. Sign o the Times

2. Lovesexy

3. 1999

4. Purple Rain

5. Around the world in a day

6. Parade

7. Controversy

8. Dirty Mind

9. Black album

yeah that looks about right

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Reply #25 posted 04/18/11 3:20pm

SPYZFAN1

1) Dirty Mind (only P joint I can listen to all the way thru) 10

2) S.O.T.T 9

3) Parade 9

4) Controversy 9

5) 1999 8

6) Lovesexy 8

7) A.T.W.I.A.D 7

8) Purple Rain 6 1/2

9) Black Album 5

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Reply #26 posted 04/18/11 3:32pm

Alguy

Purple Rain

Dirty Mind

Parade

Lovesexy

1999

Controversy

Sign'

Black Album

Around the World In A Day

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Reply #27 posted 04/18/11 5:03pm

StonedImmacula
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1. Sign o the Times

2. 1999

3. Parade

4. Purple Rain

5. Controversy

6. Dirty Mind

7. Around the World...

8. The Black Album

9. Lovesexy

blunt music She has robes and she has monkeys, lazy diamond studded flunkies.... music blunt
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Reply #28 posted 04/18/11 5:24pm

namepeace

At this point in time . . .

1. Sign of the Times

2. Purple Rain

3. Parade

4. 1999

5. Dirty Mind

6. Lovesexy
7. Controversy

8. Around the World In A Day

9. Black Album

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #29 posted 04/18/11 10:54pm

The1592

hhhhdmt said:

The1592 said:

My list might be the most controversial. Not for the rankings, but more for the ratings...

  1. Parade - 9/10
  2. Sign O The Times - 9
  3. 1999 - 9
  4. Purple Rain - 8
  5. Dirty Mind - 7
  6. Controversy - 6
  7. Around The World In A Day - 6
  8. Lovesexy - 5
  9. The Black Album - 4

I love Prince's music, but I don't think he's ever made a perfect album, so I can't really rate any of them as 10s.

It was hard to pick between Parade and SOTT, but I gave it to Parade for the song "Sometimes It Snows In April", which is my favorite Prince song.

interesting, but Purple rain doesnt have a single weak song to me so it should atleast be a 9. Dirty Mind and Controversy deserve higher scores but to each their own. Interesting opinion and ratings.

On Purple Rain, I don't really like Let's Go Crazy that much. It's a great opener, but I still don't really like it, and I figure when there's only 9 songs on an album, there's no room for even a single weak spot. I also don't think the album has aged well.. it sounds very, very 80s.

Controversy would easily be a 10, except I really dislike "Annie Christian" and "Ronnie Talk To Russia". And again, the album's too short for weak spots. I love all the other songs a lot, though.

Dirty Mind is far too short, and pretty weak lyrically (even by Prince's standards). He tries too hard to be shocking rather than write a good song ("Sister", "Head"). Musically, it a 10, though.

Had Prince included the B-Sides to his singles on his albums, I'd probably rate most of his albums higher. Purple Rain, for example, would've been much stronger with "Erotic City" and "17 Days"...

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