1999 (album) by Prince

1999
1999 by Prince
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 488th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 586 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (68th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (488th)

Prince bestography

1999 is ranked 2nd best out of 58 albums by Prince on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Prince is Sign 'O' The Times which is ranked number 233 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,590.

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1999 track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 586 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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85/100
From 04/12/2020 06:40
This album is pretty damn good. Every song is solid and great in it's own right. Obviously 1999 and Little Red Corvette take the cake, but that does not diminish my admiration for tracks like Lady Cab Driver, D.M.S.R., and Let's Pretend We're Married. I think I prefer to Purple Rain, just because there's more to listen to on this one, and more of any Prince (at least the 80s stuff) is pretty amazing in my book.
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From 03/19/2020 20:34
I think I like this more than Purple Rain. Although, when I play Purple Rain again I may change my mind. What I like about the Prince albums is that everything is slightly different from one album to the next. The fact that I have this on purple vinyl adds to the experience.
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80/100
From 01/05/2020 23:21
This one is where he started throwing the drum machines around your ears, goddamn it's too much.
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From 08/13/2019 17:05
Lets Remember Prince here DO all the lyrics and music, all by himself
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From 07/23/2019 18:21
Favorite Tracks:Lady Cab Driver
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90/100
From 01/12/2019 16:26
Grande som de Prince, definição do funk nos anos 80's.
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From 11/26/2018 01:05
Here we are, we've reached Prince's funky saga "1999". The length of the record (and of the tracks) doesn't bother me that much as long as the songs maintain interest throughout their running time, which they all do. The title track is one of my favourite tracks of all time, a six minute masterpiece which should honestly be blasting from speakers when the end of the world is happening. The remaining tracks can't quite live up to the first one, nonetheless there are plenty of impressive compositions here and they all come together to form an interesting tapestry of love, longing, sex and death. His trademark sexual songs appear to have taken on a more uneasy tone however, as if he's entitled to sex from various women whilst sometimes being, you know, quite pervy.. however the ambition of this record cannot be denied. His best so far.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 07/06/2018 03:22
I Think This Was Better than Purple Rain in All Kinds of Possible Ways.
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80/100
From 06/29/2018 22:04
The only bad thing about this album is that there's absolutely no reason for it to be this long. It could have easily been at least 15 minutes shorter. Luckily, the music is so damn good that it more than makes up for it, but I think we could be talking about a serious contender for the "best Prince record" title had it been a little less self-indulgent. Despite that, it's still a fantastic album.
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From 02/11/2018 17:22
One of the greatest funk albums ever.
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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
4. Pornography by The Cure
5. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
6. 1999 by Prince
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8. Rio by Duran Duran
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