Parade (album) by Prince And The Revolution

Parade
Parade by Prince And The Revolution
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 976th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 322 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1986 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (143rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (976th)
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Prince And The Revolution bestography

Parade is ranked 2nd best out of 3 albums by Prince And The Revolution on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Prince And The Revolution is Purple Rain which is ranked number 86 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,933.

Prince And The Revolution album bestography « Higher ranked (86th) This album (976th) Lower ranked (1,390th) »
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78/100 (from 322 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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75/100
From 06/18/2020 12:26
This was a record I grew up on, however time has not been too good. A few GREAT tracks, followed by a few flops in my opinion.
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From 06/16/2020 23:44
Apparently critics at the time called this a much better album than his previous, Around the World In a Day. I don't think I could disagree more. I think this is worse. The first half is kind of a mess, some danceable tracks here and there, but some fairly weak songwriting from someone whom I've come to expect some of the best. Girls & Boys is fine, I guess (the saxophone sounds kinda fake and dinky), but the rest of the first seven on the album are these tiny little snippets of jumbled disarray. If the entire album went on like this, I don't think it would be remembered as fondly as it is, but it gets better, thank goodness. Mountains immediately kicks off the second half of Parade on a high note, a nice upbeat funky pop song. The rest feels like an actual Prince album, especially with the song Kiss, one of his biggest hits, and the song Sometimes It Snows in April is just plain beautiful. Even the song Do U Lie? doesn’t feel out of place when placed in context with the songs Mountains and Kiss. I don’t know. This album would definitely get a higher score from me if the first half wasn't so disjointed.
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From 01/05/2020 23:18
He gets so pop on this one, he sometimes just sounds like David Bowie. I guess it's always there, but unrecognizable by the funk, and everything that makes Prince Prince.

It's still filled with greatness though.
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From 08/26/2019 23:51
It's kind of weird that my last comment got downvoted. I never said "This is your favourite Prince album", I said "My favourite Prince album". Y'know the difference, right?
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From 11/26/2018 15:08
I was surprised at how lackluster the entire first half felt, even the more overtly sexual track "Girls & Boys" hearkens back to his early work but doesn't come close to most tracks on "Dirty Mind", for instance. However, there seems to be real passion in the second half. "Kiss" is my personal favourite here, but don't disregard the final track which is very deeply felt.

Also, is it just me or does the production sound really murky on this one ? There's something about the lack of clarity that unfortunately fails to draw me in. In conclusion, this latest soundtrack is a bit of a mixed bag, but "Parade" manages to redeem itself the further it goes on, ending on some strong tracks.
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From 08/29/2018 17:38
Another vintage 80s release for Prince. This is a soundtrack and follows the theme but many of these songs stand on their own such as Mountains, Kiss, Anotherloverholenyohead & Sometimes It Snows In April. This is perhaps his most artistic album.
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From 07/06/2018 03:24
Unlike Many Others,I Don't Like “I Wonder U” at All.
Highlights:Kiss,Anotherloverholenyohead,New Position,Mountains,Girls & Boys
Overall Rating:9/10
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From 02/18/2018 04:28
Complete Masterpiece album. Speaks volumes that Kiss is the least interesting track.
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From 02/14/2018 02:15
Prince was on a roll
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