Like A Prayer (album) by Madonna

Like A Prayer
Like A Prayer by Madonna
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 770th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 448 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (116th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (770th)

Madonna bestography

Like A Prayer is ranked 2nd best out of 22 albums by Madonna on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Madonna is Ray Of Light which is ranked number 582 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,287.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 72 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 448 votes)
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05/27/2020 03:38 Exist-en-ciel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,08677/100

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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 70.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 22.2.

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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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75/100
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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90/100
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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70/100
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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65/100
From 04/17/2016 21:53
Fun Fact: Recording artist Prince played the guitar on three songs from the album, "Like a Prayer", "Keep It Together", and "Act of Contrition", though he remained uncredited.[15] Prince and Madonna also worked together on the track "Love Song".
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From 02/09/2015 22:57
There's some great pop songs on here: "Express Yourself", "Cherish", and "Dear Jessie". The other songs are...surprisingly serious (and, unfortunately, a bit too adult contemporary)
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