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controversy99

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Where does Prince fit in your top 10 albums?

Where does Prince fit in your top 10 albums of all time? Is it all P or is it a mix? Here's my list:

1. Prince -- 1999

2. Funkadelic -- One Nation Under a Groove

3. Bob Dylan -- Highway 61 Revisited

4. Mos Def -- Black on Both Sides

5. Prince -- The Hits 1 & 2 and B-Sides

6. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

7. U2 -- Achtung Baby

8. Erykah Badu -- Live

9. Parliament -- Tear the Roof Off

10. Sade -- The Best of Sade

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #1 posted 03/22/12 4:07pm

nyse

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hard question...

he is probably holds 5 spots out of 10

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Reply #2 posted 03/22/12 4:10pm

Azz

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Very hard question. Atleast 2, Purple Rain... and...

The young so educated they never grow old.
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Reply #3 posted 03/22/12 4:29pm

CrabalockerFis
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#3 One Nite Alone...

That's it.

Edit: this is not a joke post. I'm serious.

[Edited 3/22/12 16:30pm]

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/12 4:41pm

Milty

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SOTT is my favourite album of all time but I don't like to put it on a list cuz it simply is too great. If I was to put it on a list it would be the only Prince album in that Top 10 list. The Joshua Tree would be #2. So potentially The Joshua Tree could also be #1.

hmm

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Reply #5 posted 03/22/12 5:23pm

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Hmmmm...Hard one. It can change by the week, but today......

1. Prince - Sign O the Times

2. Damien Rice - O

3. Steve Wonder - Open Book

4. George Michael - Listen without prejudice

5. A-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky

5. Prince - Parade

6. The Cranberries - No need to argue

7. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

8. Muse - Absolution

9. U2 - All you can't leave behind

10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

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Reply #6 posted 03/22/12 6:14pm

Spinlight

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I can barely whittle my favorite Prince records down to 10, much less how my favorite would factor into my overall.

I would have to say that Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine, Prince's Sign o the Times and Controversy, Hole's Live Through This, and Jimi's Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love would be on there.

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Reply #7 posted 03/22/12 7:15pm

controversy99

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SquirrelMeat said:

Hmmmm...Hard one. It can change by the week, but today......

1. Prince - Sign O the Times

2. Damien Rice - O

3. Steve Wonder - Open Book

4. George Michael - Listen without prejudice

5. A-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky

5. Prince - Parade

6. The Cranberries - No need to argue

7. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

8. Muse - Absolution

9. U2 - All you can't leave behind

10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul


Spinlight said:

I can barely whittle my favorite Prince records down to 10, much less how my favorite would factor into my overall.

I would have to say that Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine, Prince's Sign o the Times and Controversy, Hole's Live Through This, and Jimi's Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love would be on there.

I like both of your lists, especially the bolded. Sign o the Times, Controversy, and Parade are my next favorites by Prince and would probably all fall in my top 25 or so, if I even tried to create a list that long. It was painful to leave Jimi and Stevie Wonder out of my top 10.

Btw, what is "Steve Wonder - Open Book"? I'm guessing Stevie Wonder - Talking Book.

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Reply #8 posted 03/22/12 7:20pm

Dave1992

Honestly, he holds most of the top10 places, probably.

The Gold Experience

Parade

1999

Dirty Mind

Lovesexy

Purple Rain

Emancipation

Sign O' The Times

... should all be in there.

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Reply #9 posted 03/22/12 7:28pm

Spinlight

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controversy99 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

Hmmmm...Hard one. It can change by the week, but today......

1. Prince - Sign O the Times

2. Damien Rice - O

3. Steve Wonder - Open Book

4. George Michael - Listen without prejudice

5. A-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky

5. Prince - Parade

6. The Cranberries - No need to argue

7. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

8. Muse - Absolution

9. U2 - All you can't leave behind

10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul


Spinlight said:

I can barely whittle my favorite Prince records down to 10, much less how my favorite would factor into my overall.

I would have to say that Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine, Prince's Sign o the Times and Controversy, Hole's Live Through This, and Jimi's Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love would be on there.

I like both of your lists, especially the bolded. Sign o the Times, Controversy, and Parade are my next favorites by Prince and would probably all fall in my top 25 or so, if I even tried to create a list that long. It was painful to leave Jimi and Stevie Wonder out of my top 10.

Btw, what is "Steve Wonder - Open Book"? I'm guessing Stevie Wonder - Talking Book.

I do believe he meant Talking Book.

I really enjoy Fulfillingness' First Finale, though I probably wouldn't put it in my top 10.

The last 4 on my list is impossible. Bowie's Scary Monsters, Queen's The Works, Lauryn Hill's Miseducation, Nirvana's Nevermind, I mean really 10 is too short.

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Reply #10 posted 03/22/12 7:32pm

Spinlight

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

#3 One Nite Alone...

That's it.

Edit: this is not a joke post. I'm serious.

[Edited 3/22/12 16:30pm]

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Reply #11 posted 03/22/12 10:54pm

DaveG

SquirrelMeat said:

Hmmmm...Hard one. It can change by the week, but today......

1. Prince - Sign O the Times

2. Damien Rice - O

3. Steve Wonder - Open Book

4. George Michael - Listen without prejudice

5. A-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky

5. Prince - Parade

6. The Cranberries - No need to argue

7. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

8. Muse - Absolution

9. U2 - All you can't leave behind

10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Damn.. We need to have a listening party sometime... Absolutely love all of those albums...

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Reply #12 posted 03/23/12 12:32am

CrabalockerFis
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My Complete List:

#1 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

#2 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

#3 Prince - One Nite Alone...

#4 The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked

#5 Michael Jackson - Bad

#6 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

#7 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising

#8 Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

#9 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

#10 Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band

changed again.

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Reply #13 posted 03/23/12 12:35am

Spinlight

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

My Complete List:

#1 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

#2 Amy Winehouse - Rehab

#3 Prince - One Nite Alone...

#4 The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked

#5 Michael Jackson - Bad

#6 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

#7 Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

#8 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

#9 Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band

#10 Radiohead - The Bends

I agree that picking only ten albums is hard. There's tons more that I'd like to include, and that could easily take the place of any of my #6-10 albums. I would have also liked to add in Nevermind, Achtung Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind, Born To Run, Born In The USA, Highway 61 Revisited, Imagine, All Things Must Pass and Stand! . And probably a few others..

I honestly haven't been huge into Prince since Spring 2010. Up until then, I played his music daily. Now, weeks go by where I don't listen to any of his music.. except these three albums - ONA, Xpectation & N.E.W.S. - I play those albums multiples times a week, even when I'm not in a Prince mood, so they're my favorite albums by Prince, even if they're not the definitive Prince albums.

Other Prince albums that I'd put in my top 50: Controversy, Parade, Chaos and Disorder.

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Back To Black?

That's another one I'd put in my top 10, which is more like a top 12.

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Reply #14 posted 03/23/12 12:36am

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Spinlight said:

CrabalockerFishwife said:

My Complete List:

#1 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

#2 Amy Winehouse - Rehab

#3 Prince - One Nite Alone...

#4 The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked

#5 Michael Jackson - Bad

#6 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

#7 Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

#8 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

#9 Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band

#10 Radiohead - The Bends

I agree that picking only ten albums is hard. There's tons more that I'd like to include, and that could easily take the place of any of my #6-10 albums. I would have also liked to add in Nevermind, Achtung Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind, Born To Run, Born In The USA, Highway 61 Revisited, Imagine, All Things Must Pass and Stand! . And probably a few others..

I honestly haven't been huge into Prince since Spring 2010. Up until then, I played his music daily. Now, weeks go by where I don't listen to any of his music.. except these three albums - ONA, Xpectation & N.E.W.S. - I play those albums multiples times a week, even when I'm not in a Prince mood, so they're my favorite albums by Prince, even if they're not the definitive Prince albums.

Other Prince albums that I'd put in my top 50: Controversy, Parade, Chaos and Disorder.

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Back To Black?

That's another one I'd put in my top 10, which is more like a top 12.

Yep, I just caught that and changed it.

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Reply #15 posted 03/23/12 2:34am

NouveauDance

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Probably wouldn't be in the top ten tbh.

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Reply #16 posted 03/23/12 3:16am

Paisley4u

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When I think of an album top10, I ussualy don´t put Prince in it because he´s

"hors categorie" cool

let´s try : 1.Purple Rain and SOTT

2.Simply Red A New flame (SO underrated here!!)

3.George Michael Older

4.Jamiroquai Travelling without moving

5.Van Halen 1984

6.Motley Crue Shout at the devil

7.Diamonds&Pearls

8.Fleetwood Mac Tango in the night

9.INXS KICK

10.Terence Trent Dárby Introducing the hardline...

and VH´s Fair warning and I, a best of Kiss,Prince´s 3121 Lovesexy and more.., Level 42, Metallica´s Black Album, EWF, Stevie Wonder´s Song in the key, U2 Achtung baby...

a top 10 is almost impossible!

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Reply #17 posted 03/23/12 4:56am

Thibaut

1. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder

2. Sign 'O' The Times - Prince

3. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

4. Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

5. Revolver - The Beatles

6. There's A Riot Going On - Sly & The Family Stone

7. Exodus - Bob Marley & The Wailers

8. Axis: Bold As Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

9. Mothership Connection - Parliament

10. Illmatic - NaS

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Reply #18 posted 03/23/12 5:01am

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1999 will always be number one on my list. Followed by other Prince releases.
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Reply #19 posted 03/23/12 5:15am

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SquirrelMeat said:

5. A-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky

Wow! I'm a huge a-ha fan, and that's actually my least favourite album of theirs. Interesting! cool

I'm gonna have to think on this question a little while...

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Paisley4u said:

When I think of an album top10, I ussualy don´t put Prince in it because he´s

"hors categorie" cool

This is what I'm thinking too - it's always Prince in one column, then everyone else in another! Like two different categories lol

OK, I thought about it - Romance 1600 makes the cut, but I couldn't make room for Prince, I even left out Rick James, so Prince can definately kiss my ass if Slick Rick is not making my top ten - Parade and Controversy might be in the top 20 though batting eyes

Earth Wind & Fire - Raise!
Brand New Heavies - Brother Sister
Sheila E. - in Romance 1600
Danielle Dax - The Chemical Wedding
Incognito - 100 Degrees & Rising
Girlschool - Hit & Run
Basia - Basia On Broadway
Pulp - His 'N' Hers
The Brilliant Green - The Winter Album
Count Basie - Atomic Mr. Basie / E=MC2

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Reply #21 posted 03/23/12 6:20am

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Okay, here's mine (today, that is):

  1. Prince - Lovesexy
  2. a-ha - Analogue
  3. Prince - Parade
  4. Prince - Sign o' the Times
  5. Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters
  6. a-ha - East of the Sun, West of the Moon
  7. Midge Ure - The Gift
  8. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
  9. William Shatner - Has Been
  10. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood

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Reply #22 posted 03/23/12 8:02am

iloveannie

Good old Shatner. Common People in his own inimitable way.

Pink Floyd, DSotM.
Prince, Parade.
ACDC, Back in Black.
Prince, Lovesexy.
David Gilmour, On An Island.
John Mayer, Where the Light Is.
ABBA, Gold.
Queen, Sheer Heart Attack.
Sasha & Digweed, Renaissance.
The Bad Shepherds, By Hook or by Crook.

This is subject to minor change and plenty of addition smile
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Reply #23 posted 03/23/12 8:07am

iloveannie

For me I think there are some essential albums in my collection and then there are numerous greatest hits albums. Bit of a hard one to limit to ten. Or fifty!
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Reply #24 posted 03/23/12 8:09am

iloveannie

And i'd really miss not having Erasure's hits. Sad I know but I quite like gay pop.
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Reply #25 posted 03/23/12 11:01am

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1 prince sign o the times

2 prince lovesexy

3 prodigy music for the jilted generation

4 stevie wonder songs in the key of life

5 de la soul 3 ft high and rising

6 david bowie ziggy stardust

7 public enemy it takes a nation of millions

8 james brown live @ apollo

9 the fall kurious oranj

10 muddy waters electric mudd

thats just off the top of my head and if i compiled it again it would probably be drastically different (except 1 and 2).

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #26 posted 03/23/12 12:07pm

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1. Purple Rain - Prince

1. The Wall - Pink Floyd

1. White Album - The Beatles

1. Out Of The Blue - Electric Light Orchestra

1. Sign O' The Times - Prince

1. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

1. The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

1. 1999 - Prince

1. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder

1. Bad Girls - Donna Summer

2. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me - The Cure

2. Lovesexy - Prince

2. Parade - Prince

2. Hotter Than July - Stevie Wonder

2. Breakfast In America - Supertramp

2. So - Peter Gabrial

2. Achtung Baby - U2

2. A New World Record - Electric Light Orchestra

2. Arrival - ABBA

2. Let's Dance - David Bowie

2. Bad - Michael Jackson

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Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #27 posted 03/23/12 12:26pm

Romeoblu

1 Prince / Sign O The Times

2 Prince / Lovesexy

3 Prince / The Black Album

4 Stevie Wonder / Innervisions

5 Sly And The Family Stone / There's A Riot Goin' On

6 The Rolling Stones / Exile On Main St

7 Prince And The Revolution / Purple Rain

8 Bootsy's Rubber Band / Strechin' out In

9 Steely Dan / Gaucho

10 Stevie Wonder / Fullfillgness' First Finale

There really ain't alot in it between say my top 50 albums, I mean I love Parade as much as Sign and Talking book as much as Innversions.

It depends on what I'm into at any given point.

I almost put Condensate in my top ten cus I've been jammin' it today, but last week it would have entered my mind.

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Reply #28 posted 03/23/12 7:12pm

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Can't make up my mind as to which order, but he fills all 10 slots

Prince's Sarah
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Reply #29 posted 03/23/12 7:55pm

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Prince - 1999 is #1

The rest can fall into place after that.

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