Purple Rain (soundtrack album) by Prince And The Revolution

Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
(Soundtrack album)
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 83rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,498 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1984 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (83rd)
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,498 votes)
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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 83.3/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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75/100
From 02/09/2022 15:57
Great album, loved the last song. Prince had an amazing energy on this record.
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70/100
From 11/06/2021 01:51
Good guitar, good drummer, a couple of killer songs (melody progression in Purple Rain is my favorite part of the record) but somehow less than the sum of its parts.
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95/100
From 11/03/2021 11:28
One of the best full albums from the 80s. Music still stand sup today, and Prince is just an eternal superstar.
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85/100
From 11/02/2021 11:44
Album Rating: 81.78
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Prince was a genius. I’m not sure if this album belongs in the Overall Top 100 BEA however. ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘When Doves Cry’ are clearly brilliant, with ‘The Beautiful Ones’ close behind.

Side one

1. "Let's Go Crazy" - 82
2. "Take Me with U" - 71
3. "The Beautiful Ones" - 88
4. "Computer Blue" (Prince, John L. Nelson, Wendy & Lisa, Dr. Fink) - 68
5. "Darling Nikki" - 78


Side two

1. "When Doves Cry" - 99
2. "I Would Die 4 U" - 85
3. "Baby I'm a Star" - 66
4. "Purple Rain" - 99
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From 09/26/2021 18:51
Libra el tema homónimo. El resto muy pobre
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From 09/07/2021 04:50
Excellent album from prince, compact adn alectric

one of the best from the decade for sure
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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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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
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
9. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
10. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
11. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
12. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
13. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
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 & 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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