Purple Rain (soundtrack album) by Prince And The Revolution

Purple Rain
Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
(Soundtrack album)
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 81st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,438 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1984 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (81st)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.4/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 03/23/2021 03:10
This has aged better than most 80's albums. Surprised it isn't higher in the overall ranking
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From 02/03/2021 17:18
Purple Rain considered as one of the greatest album of the 80s is kinda overrated.
Let’s Go Crazy is good opener but the guitar solo at the end is too much and sounds calculated, too loud.
Take Me With U is ok, nothing special except the intro, Beautiful Ones could’ve been a beautiful song but his screaming at the end spoils the song. Computer Blue sounds like a filler, Darling Nikki is a bad song there’s nothing great about it, When Doves Cry despite the weird intro is good, I Would Die 4 U is a good song too, Baby I’m a Star is the 3rd fillers of the album and Purple Rain is prince most popular hit. With 3 fillers + 2 ok songs out of 9 songs Purple Rain isn’t a masterpiece, it’s more from good to mediocre. 5/10
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From 12/29/2020 18:34
Purple Rain makes me cry both happy and sad tears. Joy and Pain. I love Baby I'm a Star - the backwards/hidden message by Wendy is fantastic. Love Sheila E, too! Makes me wonder why she is not credited, even though she went on tour with them. And Glamorous life, which she recorded while on tour, is fantastic!
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85/100
From 10/28/2020 00:59
Possibly my favorite song of the decade, another in the top 100, and that doesn't even include the title track. But it doesn't all maintain that quality level.
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From 09/18/2020 18:33
it took me til my 30s before I learned of prince’s virtuosity, but the dude was absolutely electric and it feels like he’s sometimes overlooked on all-time lists for best guitarists/musicians/artists. Even As a lifelong rock music audiophile his music eluded me until i saw a super fun prince cover band, the purple ones, who woke me the F up to the man’s music. prince was enigmatic, prolific, musically eclectic and wildly talented, and it hurts to realize that it took his untimely death to fully appreciate the man’s musical and cultural contributions to this world. there’s something in his catalogue for everyone’s musical tastes, and this album is his magnum opus by most standards. but i kind of agree with other commenters that newcomers to prince’s music may be best served working their way up to this one. the evolution of his style, his taste, his artistic genius and his sensibilities in acoustic production are all pretty wild to behold in retrospect, and the way his career led up to and crescendoed with purple rain is a thing of beauty to behold. rest in power, purple one, for you were too good for this world.
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From 07/12/2020 14:38
This record has been growing on me over the years. I blame myself for didn't pay attention to Prince for so many years. Purple Rain is, probably, my favorite song of the 80's.
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Average Track Rating = 98.33
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Fav. Track: Purple Rain.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
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9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
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11. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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13. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
14. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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