Sign 'O' The Times (studio album) by Prince
Sign 'O' The Times is ranked as the best album by Prince.
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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 80.9/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.
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Sign 'O' the Times is Prince's magnum opus. He put so many flavors into this album and it's somehow not a jumbled mess.
Such a fucking bless to the ears. The percussion really makes me cum this time. It's so perfect. 'Starfish and Coffee' I don't even like on a songwriting level, but the percussion just makes the whole song. Probably the best album to showcase his genius, and to prove good percussion is SO important. If after this you don't hate everyone who uses a basic drum set, you haven't been listening.
Shoutout to 'It'. The best fucking thing he ever made. The pure angst and thirst he displays pierces through your soul; he sounds like he's rolling around in his own sweat trying to get up, and that's a compliment. It should be called 'Id', but it probably already is; I don't suppose that coincidence went over his head. And he uses the "far off" effect better than David Bowie did himself.
Why are some people here comparing Prince with Michael Jackson?
Prince was an amazing artist who made outstanding music.
Jackson's music's kinda one size fits all; music for people that aren't really into music.
My personal favourite album Prince ever released. This kaleidoscopic double album captures Prince at the peak of his studio craft and holds many of his greatest songs as a result.
Sign 'O' the Times
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
Starfish and Coffee
If I Was Your Girlfriend
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Another all-timer from Prince who has created his most restless work yet. This is one double-album music lovers cannot afford to miss, and my second favourite from the legend behind the incredible "Purple Rain". My favourite track here is the androgynous, introspective "If I Was Your Girlfriend".
His Definitive Magnun Opus.
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Amazing album. Changed my whole outlook on Prince when I first heard it. Made me prefer him over Michael Jackson, though I still love MJ. Great album. One of the best, and his best IMO.
The best Prince music.
I was mostly Prince theese days, compared to Michael Jacksson
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