Like A Prayer (studio album) by Madonna

Like A Prayer
Like A Prayer by Madonna
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 807th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 471 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (119th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (807th)

Madonna bestography

Like A Prayer is ranked 2nd best out of 24 albums by Madonna on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Madonna is Ray Of Light which is ranked number 624 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,069.

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 471 votes)
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03/26/2021 19:43 derwhuiza  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 51379/100
 
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03/04/2021 06:10 MegoEvilBear  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,12775/100
 
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02/19/2021 13:47 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,37585/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.4/100, a mean average of 71.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 21.9.

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70/100
From 01/03/2021 17:39
I can't get past wondering how much stronger this might have been if Madonna had been able to commit to the Prince influence throughout.
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55/100
From 11/25/2020 15:28
There is not much here besides the first track., which of course is her biggest song by far. Overall, 55/100.
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From 10/23/2019 19:23
Amazing album that redefined pop at the time!
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80/100
From 05/27/2019 22:18
this is her best album from beginning to end you can hear her maturity throughout the album and the Prince song which has been noted in the other comments is fantastic and Madonna co writing the whole album you can tell she had control over the whole thing
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85/100
From 01/24/2019 08:27
The first track is a classic, the second a good song, the rest is not up to much.
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From 01/02/2019 16:27
Auge da Madonna do anos 80's que brinca tanto com a igreja quanto com os bons costumes. Todas as gerações de jovens vindouros usufrutuaram da luta da Madonna, principalmente as mulheres.
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From 02/14/2018 02:55
Great fun progressive album. + has Prince in it! (How could they go wrong?)
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From 07/14/2017 05:24
Certainly better than a lot of modern pop albums
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From 07/06/2017 18:08
In the middle, grey, good and bad
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From 06/02/2016 16:47
Along with, ray of light, like a prayer, is Madonna's best album. Usually with Madge, there are great singles but albums always tend to have a bit of filler on them. Not here. Having said that the singles are still the strongest songs; cherish, express yourself, and the title track are perfect pop songs. Madonna at her peak.
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