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The Black Album (album) by Prince 

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The Black Album
The Black Album by Prince (1987)
Overall rank: 5,125th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 63 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1987 (78th)
Top albums of the 1980s (834th)
Best albums of all time (5,125th)

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The Black Album is ranked 8th best out of 49 albums by Prince on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Prince is Sign 'O' The Times which is ranked number 249 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,455.

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71/100 (from 63 votes)
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From CJMishellsan 01/11/2017 20:43
This album has been leaked on youtube since Prince's death, so check it out before it all gets taken down and you have to pay $80-200 for a copy (This album, more any of Prince's work, needs to be re-released!!!!). There's a reason he thought this album was evil; it was simply too funky & vulgar for any sensible human being to handle back in the 80's. It was mostly recorded in a day as a party/birthday present for Sheila E.'s birthday in 1986. If this album doesn't make you wanna dance like a crazy monkey, then you must be pretty boring and think Cream is his best song. Frankly I think this is Prince's best and funnest album, but also his strangest and most vulgar at times. Bob George will shock you at first, then you will find it absolutely hilarious and funky. I hope more people rediscover this hidden gem and we can reevaluate it's merit among the black music pantheon. It was originally called The Funk Bible, which works perfectly. It is the biggest selling bootleg of ALL TIME. Le Grind could have been a MASSIVE single if he went through with the release; I have been listening to it nearly every day for weeks to get my ass outta bed and get groovin' to life!
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From Coconut 02/11/2016 10:39
This record is a mixed bag. It's got some great tracks and some not so great. If your a die hard prince fan you will dig it, if just a casual listener probably not so much.
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From mostlymor 12/21/2014 18:01
Unless you are a Prince obsessive who absolutely must have every recording he has ever made, please please do not spend money any buying this album. There is a reason Prince did not want it released, and why it has faded into obscurity: It is simply not very good. I'm a Prince fan too, but someone has to say it. Try before you buy.
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From Uncle Bob 05/30/2010 01:27
Back in the 80s, I drove three hours to Atlanta to scour the record stores hoping to find a vinyl bootleg of this album. I found it in the first record store I walked into. This album will have you shaking your boo-tay from beginning to end.
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