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AaronReturn200
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Rank the 1978-1989 albums

Sign O The Times

Purple Rain

1999

Dirty Mind

Parade

Controversy

Around The World In A Day

Lovesexy

Batman

Prince

For You

The Black Album

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Reply #1 posted 11/30/19 2:02pm

jdcxc

Parade
SOTT
1999
Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Lovesexy
Around 5he World
Black
Controversy
Batman
Prince
For You
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Reply #2 posted 11/30/19 2:40pm

Romeoblu

Sign O The Times
1999
Purple Rain
Parade
Lovesexy
Controversy
Dirty Mind
The Black Album
Around The World In A Day
Prince
For You
Batman
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Reply #3 posted 11/30/19 3:01pm

SoulAlive

1999

Dirty Mind

Purple Rain

Controversy

SOTT

Lovesexy

Parade

Prince

Batman

The Black Album

Around The World In A Day

For You

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Reply #4 posted 11/30/19 3:33pm

sexton

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Parade
Purple Rain
Dirty Mind
The Black Album
1999
Controversy
Sign “O” The Times
Lovesexy
Around The World In A Day
Prince
For You
Batman
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Reply #5 posted 11/30/19 5:19pm

TheFman

1999

Purple Rain

Parade

Lovesexy

Sign O The Times

Around The World In A Day

Controversy

Dirty Mind

For You

Batman

The Black Album

Prince

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Reply #6 posted 11/30/19 9:28pm

purplepolitici
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Sign 'O' The Times
Parade
1999
The Black Album
Purple Rain
Controversy
Dirty Mind
Lovesexy
Batman
ATWIAD
Prince
For You
If you can understand my color
Put your hand in your crotch
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Reply #7 posted 12/01/19 6:00am

rusty1

Purple Rain
Sign o'the Times
1999
Dirty Mind
Parade
ATWIAD
Controversy
Prince
Lovesexy
For you
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #8 posted 12/01/19 5:43pm

eduJ

Parade

1999

Sign O The Times

Purple Rain

Controversy

Around The World In A Day

Dirty Mind

Prince

For You

Batman

The Black Album

Lovesexy

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Reply #9 posted 12/01/19 5:52pm

Moonbeam

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Unbelievable:

1999 (best album ever)
Lovesexy
Controversy
Sign o’ the Times
Parade
Purple Rain
Dirty Mind

Great:

Prince
Batman
Around the World in a Day

Good:

The Black Album

Decent:

For You
Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #10 posted 12/02/19 4:46am

Thibaut

Sign O the Times

Parade

Lovesexy

Dirty Mind

Purple Rain

Around the World In a Day

1999

Controversy

The Black Album

Batman

Prince

For You

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Reply #11 posted 12/02/19 8:33am

lurker316

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Lovesexy
Sign o' the Times
Parade
The Black Album
Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Around the World In a Day
Controversy
1999
Batman
Prince
For You

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Reply #12 posted 12/02/19 8:53am

rusty1

lurker316 said:


Lovesexy
Sign o' the Times
Parade
The Black Album
Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Around the World In a Day
Controversy
1999
Batman
Prince
For You



"Purple Rain" & "1999"
# 6 & 9th unreal
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #13 posted 12/02/19 9:46am

BalladofPeterP
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Sign O The Times . 1999. Purple Rain

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Prince

Batman

The Black Album

Around The World In A Day

For You

Lovesexy

Parade

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Reply #14 posted 12/02/19 6:13pm

TheGloved1

Purple Rain

Parade

Sign "O" The Times

1999

Around The World

Controversy

Dirty Mind

Lovesexy

Prince

Batman

For You

[Edited 12/2/19 18:15pm]

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Reply #15 posted 12/03/19 2:47am

PurpleSullivan

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Parade

1999

Sign "O" the Times

Purple Rain

Lovesexy

Around the World In a Day

Dirty Mind

Black Album

Controversy

Prince

For You

Batman

[Edited 12/3/19 2:47am]

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Reply #16 posted 12/03/19 3:47am

JoeyC

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My completely personal rank.


Prince
1999

Purple Rain

Controversy

Dirty Mind

Parade

Sign O The Times

Around The World In A Day

Lovesexy

Batman

For You

The Black Album



My halfway objective rank.

Sign O The Times

1999

Purple Rain

Parade

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Around The World In A Day

Prince

Lovesexy

Batman

For You

The Black Album



However. Minus The Black Album, all these albums are near and dear to my heart. Especially 1999 and Prince.

[Edited 12/3/19 20:07pm]

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #17 posted 12/03/19 7:49am

nextedition

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Lovesexy
Parade
Sign o the times
Purple rain
Black album
1999
Dirty mind
Batman
Prince
Controversy
Around
For you
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Reply #18 posted 12/03/19 9:58am

homesquid

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Sign O The Times

Purple Rain

Parade

1999

Dirty Mind

Lovesexy

Prince

Around The World In A Day

Black Album

Controversy

Batman

For You

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Reply #19 posted 12/03/19 2:54pm

coldwinterdewi
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Sign O The Times

1999-Purple Rain

Parade-Around The World In A Day

(top-5 very difficult to rank...) confused

Controversy

Dirty Mind

Lovesexy

Prince

Batman

For You

Black Album

[Edited 12/7/19 5:16am]

ColdWinterDew
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Reply #20 posted 12/03/19 4:33pm

AZStreet

BalladofPeterParker said:

Sign O The Times . 1999. Purple Rain

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Prince

Batman

The Black Album

Around The World In A Day

For You

Lovesexy

Parade

Parade at the bottom. Yikes. No hateration here just curious as to your metrics. Thanks!

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"
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Reply #21 posted 12/04/19 1:39am

Nasalhair

Parade
Sign O The Times
The Black Album
Purple Rain
Around The World In A Day
Dirty Mind
Controversy
Prince
For You
Lovesexy
1999
Batman

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Reply #22 posted 12/04/19 3:26am

TKO

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Parade

Purple Rain

Sign O The Times

Dirty Mind

1999

Controversy

Lovesexy

Around the World in A Day

Prince

For You

Batman

The Black Album

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Reply #23 posted 12/04/19 3:43am

RJOrion

1. Dirty Mind
2. Sign O The Times
3. For You
4. 1999
5. Parade
6. Prince
7. Purple Rain
8. Lovesexy
9. Controversy
10. Around The World In A Day
11. Black Album
12. Batman
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Reply #24 posted 12/04/19 4:06am

NoSwan

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1. Lovesexy
2. Purple Rain
3. 1999For You
4. Parade
5. Sign 'O' The Times
6. Parade
7. Dirty Mind
8. Around The World In A Day
9. Prince
10. Controversy
11. Black Album
12. Batman

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Reply #25 posted 12/04/19 4:30am

deanm

Sign O The Times

Purple Rain

1999

Dirty Mind

Parade

Controversy

Around The World In A Day

Lovesexy

Batman

The Black Album

Prince

For You

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Reply #26 posted 12/04/19 4:56am

LoveGalore

I'm betting half y'all who sleep on For You ain't even listened to it in full many times.
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Reply #27 posted 12/04/19 5:14am

NouveauDance

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Parade

Controversy

Around The World In A Day

1999

For You

The Black Album

Dirty Mind

Prince

Lovesexy

Sign O The Times

Purple Rain

Batman

.

.

.

That's just what I like and prefer to listen to. Obviously, if I was saying is For You objectively better than SOTT, then no it would be quite a different list, duh. There's not a bad fucking album in there with Batman being the only outlier imo. And to say that LS, SOTT and PR are some of the lowest ranking albums is ridiculous. What you're really looking at is a very, very, very close top 11 and then a somewhat distant #12.

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Reply #28 posted 12/04/19 6:29am

lurker316

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rusty1 said:

lurker316 said:


Lovesexy
Sign o' the Times
Parade
The Black Album
Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Around the World In a Day
Controversy
1999
Batman
Prince
For You

"Purple Rain" & "1999" # 6 & 9th unreal



I was listing my own personal preference. Objectively Purple Rain should be a bit higher, but I've heard it so many times I'd sick of it.

As for 1999, the fact that I have it coming in number 9 doesn't meant I think it's a bad album. It's fantasic. It's just that I think the 8 albums I have ahead of it are a bit more fantastic. What puts them above 1999 for me is that they're songs are more electic. 1999 has a very consistent sound throughout, which I know many people see as a positive, but I prefer the grab-bag approach.


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Reply #29 posted 12/04/19 8:20am

RJOrion

LoveGalore said:

I'm betting half y'all who sleep on For You ain't even listened to it in full many times.



ive listened to it more than any Prince album...easily... i cant even properly put into words, the effect "My Love Is Forever" has on my soul when i hear it...its on my short list of greatest songs ever made in the history of music...the sick bassline, the beautiful synth melodies, the Carlos Santana-esque guitar solo, Prince's falsetto in its purest form, wirh amazingly overdubbed harmonies...the only song on that album i skip,is Soft & Wet...never liked it...Crazy You, Im Yours, In Love, Just As Long As We're Together, So Blue, Baby = ALL great songs...
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