Best Prince Albums

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The Top Ten

1 Purple Rain

Just rock perfection, an album of anthems, the Purple reigned

Prince's definitive masterpiece.

2 1999
3 Sign O the Times

Creamy perfection, every song is a classic, a bend of many musical styles that all have a a unique Prince feel to them. My favourite album in the world with amazing songs and so much musical panache. Adore is the greatest song ever written.

Remixes from original "Crystal ball" album ; original versions of songs sounded much better than this "hybrid" versions; try sign o the times DVD first or better unofficiall "Dream Factory" and "Camille" albums; than You will know why this album sucks - dubbelvla

Each song is a Jewel. - winner333

4 Around the World in a Day

It has raspberry beret on it, enough said

5 Parade

Parade has a "European" feel as it is the soundtrack for the movie set in the South of France. I could not stop listening to this when it came out in 1986 (I was 16), and still consider it a masterpiece. Not only does it have Kiss on it (which is the 'odd one out' here), but Mountains, Girls and Boys, Sometimes it Snows in April and Under the Cherry Moon) are also my all-time favourites. Also, the other tracks seem to complement one another, making it sound like a concept album with just two minor flaws (in my opinion). The opening track and Venus de Milo. Considering that Prince probably rushed this through, I cannot think of a more perfect record. Besides Purple Rain as a pop record of course, but Parade is something unique in Prince's catalogue.
Marcel van Meerveld.

6 Batman

Fantastic soundtrack album, deepest lyrics! - DeadAsian

7 The Gold Experience

Purple rain of 90's - dubbelvla

8 Dirty Mind

YES I LOVE THIS ALBUM! RIP Prince. "When U Were Mine" is an awesome song!

How is this lower than BATMAN?! That doesn't make ANY sense AT ALL.

Songs Ranked:

8. Sister
7. Do It All Night
6. Gotta Broken Heart Again
5. Partyup
4. Uptown
3. Dirty Mind
2. Head
1. When You Were Mine

THE BEST! SHARP, RAW FUNK AT IT'S FINEST! WHERE PRINCE FOUND HIS DIRECTION!

Dirty Mind for sure!
Songs from worst to best
8. Sister
7. Head
6. Party Up
5. Do it all Night
4. Gotta Broken Heart Again
3. When you were Mine
2. Dirty Mind
1. Uptown
If you are a parent keep in mind:
- A little bit of coarse language (f--cking, motherf--cker)
- Mild Sexual Refrences e.g. (I'm gonna do 'it' all night) (She got me hot, I couldn't stop)
Once you are mature with swearing and sex and know how babies are made, you are ready for this!

9 Lovesexy
10 Musicology

The Contenders

11 Controversy
12 Prince
13 Diamonds and Pearls
14 Love Symbol
15 3121
16 LotusFlow3r
17 For You
18 Planet Earth
19 Come

Outtakes from "The gold experience" album released by Warner studio but neglected by Prince. Has major hit "Letitgo" and one of his best songs "Pheromone" - good to find out this one ("Pheromone" Video LP.verșion ) and rest of songs in different unofficial versions. - dubbelvla

20 Art Official Age

Decent R&B album has nice songs like "Way Back Home" or "U Know" - dubbelvla

21 Graffiti Bridge
22 Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale

Amazing

23 Crystal Ball

5xCD boxset album with many very good songs from different times of Prince career unrealesed, changed or newly made. Has very strong materïal ouuttakes from "The gold experience" album: "Hide the Bone", "Interactive", "Acknowledge Me", "Days of Wild" or original songs from first unreleased "Crystall Ball" album: "Crucial" and many other - dubbelvla

24 The Rainbow Children
25 Emancipation

3CD boxset. Very decent pop album, there is no highlights/hits songs, but there is also no weak spots, music is on the same level. - dubbelvla

26 The Black Album
27 HITNRUN Phase Two

His last proper release and containing some true classics. Prince went out with a bang, has Stare and Revelation which compare to the 1980s Prince in levels of pure genius.

28 Chaos and Disorder

Outtakes from "The gold experience" album released by Warner studio but refused by Prince. Its good to find out some of this songs in different unofficial versions (like title track "Chaos&Disorder" in previous first version). Has nice songs like: "I Will" or "I Rock, Therefore I Am". - dubbelvla

29 Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic

Decent pop album from 1999 has nice songs like: "The Sun, the Moon and Stars" or "So Far, So Pleased" (what Gwen Stefani) or single "The Greatest Romance Ever Sold" or hidden jamming track "Prettyman" - dubbelvla

30 Plectrumelectrum
31 Hitnrun Phase One
32 20Ten
33 4Ever
34 Ultimate Prince
35 The Hits/The B-Sides
36 Dream Factory
37 Camille
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Sign O the Times
2. Purple Rain
3. 1999
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1. Purple Rain
2. Sign O the Times
3. The Gold Experience
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1. The Gold Experience
2. Purple Rain
3. Love Symbol
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