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 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.0/100, a mean average of 79.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.2.
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It's hard to overstate what a towering creative achievement Sign "O" The Times is. As much as I enjoy Purple Rain, and even though I have it ranked higher, in some ways this might be the better album. It never comes close to settling into complacency or formula, and because Prince was already a megastar when the album was made, he really had nothing to prove in order to garner attention or success. "Starfish and Coffee," Prince's profile of an odd elementary school classmate, is both great storytelling and exceptional melody making, and although few would consider it among Prince's signature songs, it's the highlight of this terrific album as far as I'm concerned.
My Favorite Album by Prince, he becomes a genius here
Psychedelic pop, Soul, Rock, R&B, funk and Avant Pop
All genres delivered perfectly
I think this might be Prince's actual masterpiece
Um dos grandes do Prince, mas não faz tanto minha cabeça.
- Sign 'O' The Times
- Play In The Sunshine
- Starfish And Coffee
- If I Was Your Girlfriend
- The Cross
- It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
This is one of THE BEST albums of all time!!! SOOOO FUNKY!
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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.
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