1999 (studio album) by Prince

1999
1999 by Prince
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 504th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 641 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (72nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (504th)

Prince bestography

1999 is ranked 2nd best out of 59 albums by Prince on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Prince is Sign 'O' The Times which is ranked number 197 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,365.

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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 641 votes)
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32 hours ago Dingerbell  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,52262/100
 
85/100
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04/24/2021 10:29 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,95688/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.6/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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55/100
From 04/01/2021 10:05
Let’s be honest the lyrical content on this album is extremely cheesy even by early 80’s cheesy standards which sets the bar rather high in this regard. Not convinced ? Try “1999” with its lets party through the apocalypse mantra or “Lady Cab Driver” being every teenagers wet dream or the simply awful “International Lover” with its “thank you for flying Prince airlines its going to be a bumpy ride”

Regardless this is all inconsequential as ‘1999’ ultimately sold by the truck load, made Prince a household name and would set the scene for what would be the main course ‘Purple Rain’ which would propel the Love Symbol into the mega stratosphere of super stardom alongside the likes of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones
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Rating:  
95/100
From 03/26/2021 01:30
An extremely solid album, but some of the songs need to be trimmed
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10/100
From 02/03/2021 18:34
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75/100
From 11/22/2020 16:23
On the long side and the peaks aren't quite as high as on Purple Rain, nor are they as well distributed.
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95/100
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 1999 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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Rating:  
85/100
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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Rating:  
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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100/100
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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Best Albums of 1982
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2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
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