Purple Rain (album) by Prince And The Revolution

Purple Rain
Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 86th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,333 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 (86th)
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Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution (Vinyl, Jun-2017, Warner Bros.)
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Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution (Vinyl, Jun-2017, Warner Bros.)
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PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION - UK CASSETTE TAPE - PURPLE RAIN
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,333 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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100/100
From 05/29/2020 21:27
Fav. Track: Purple Rain.
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From 05/09/2020 00:36
The Purple One's Masterpiece!
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From 04/23/2020 16:30
Favorite Tracks: Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain
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80/100
From 01/05/2020 22:32
Because this one is often cited as his best, it took me a while to acknowledge Prince's genius. This album marked the point he definitely went into pop territory. It was only after listening to Dirty Mind and Controversy and then going back to this one I could see the genius in this project too. But this one is in my opinion not the one you should start with; it doesn't present his legacy as good as his earlier albums. When you realize your focus should be on the percussion, it becomes clear, but Purple Rain has too much distractions to notice that. Sure, a lot of people are already sold when they hear a rich instrumentation, extremely convoluted song structures, or an intelligent concept throughout the album. But if you're amongst the few beautiful ones that still listen to music for the music, then start with Dirty Mind first and maybe listen 1999 and then come back here before you make up your mind about Prince.
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From 07/22/2019 15:24
Favorite Tracks:The Beautiful Ones, Computer Blue, Baby I'm A Star
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75/100
From 07/13/2019 14:32
Very good album!

Favorite tracks: Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry

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90/100
From 06/24/2019 21:13
Awesome album. Every song feels like a full-on pop song at the beginning, then layers of pop are peeled to reveal a more rock feel towards the end.
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70/100
From 06/19/2019 03:21
This album has some of Prince's best work like When Doves Cry. However I am not into the slower ballads, but overall it is a great album.
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95/100
From 05/15/2019 15:52
Overall: 9.3

Best Tracks: "Let's Go Crazy", "When Doves Cry", "Purple Rain"

Simply put, the greatest artist of the 1980s at the arguable height of his pop powers. Sign O the Times might be more of a profound artistic statement, but in terms of pure pop artistry, only Thriller comes close to matching this.
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85/100
From 05/10/2019 18:38
Highlights:

Purple Rain
Baby I'm A Star
The Beautiful Ones
I Would Die 4 U
When Doves Cry
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