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Like A Prayer (album) by Madonna 

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Like A Prayer
Like A Prayer by Madonna (1989)
Overall rank: 720th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 394 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1989 (12th)
Top albums of the 1980s (113th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (720th)

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Madonna bestography

Like A Prayer is ranked 2nd best out of 21 albums by Madonna on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Madonna is Ray Of Light which is ranked number 508 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,021.

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Members who like this album also like: Nevermind by Nirvana, Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution and Achtung Baby by U2.

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 394 votes)
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55/100
10/07/2018 16:05
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09/25/2018 13:04
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From YoungPunk 02/14/2018 02:55
Great fun progressive album. + has Prince in it! (How could they go wrong?)
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From Pretender 07/06/2017 18:08
In the middle, grey, good and bad
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From garycottier 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 sethmadsen 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 poppmusic 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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From Tamthebam 10/23/2014 04:37
One of the best albums of the 80's by far her best album up to this point(1989). She grew in stature with this album, many consider it to be the best thing she has ever done.
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From swhaze 06/04/2014 01:34
Does it get much more classic Madonna than this? Some of her best work and greatest hits.
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From thereckoner 09/03/2013 14:17
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From Garyf1972 05/09/2013 19:05
Like the Hits and the Ballads on this one a couple of dislikes in 'Love Song' & 'Act Of Contrition' Overall a good Album in my opinion
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From paladisiac 03/11/2013 16:56
Here, you have the 3 hits accompanied by a load of pop cheese. The prime cheesy example is "dear jessie" in which she sings of "pink unicorns and lemonade". Ugh. And what a waste of a prince/madonna duet on the bland, near-personality-free "love song". But you have the hits -- "cherish", "express yourself" and "like a prayer" -- so there's that. I agree with the opinion madonna is served best on greatest hits compilations.
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