Graffiti Bridge (soundtrack album) by Prince

Graffiti Bridge by Prince
(Soundtrack album)
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 6,989th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 109 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1990 (99th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,174th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,989th)

Prince bestography

Graffiti Bridge is ranked 11th best out of 63 albums by Prince on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Prince is Sign 'O' The Times which is ranked number 171 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,286.

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68/100 (from 109 votes)
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80/100
From 04/16/2020 03:19
Unfortunately the movie was really bad and it overshadowed the fact that the soundtrack was really enjoyable. My favorites include Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got, New Power Generation, Round & Round, We Can Funk, Joy in Repetition & Thieves In The Temple. Not a big fan of The Time tracks and Melody Cool which makes it too long.
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From 03/05/2018 04:30
I know this is controversial, but I think this was a great sequel soundtrack, equal to Purple Rain. Have only heard the soundtrack, but I'm guessing it was never going to sell like Purple Rain with the market changes...
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85/100
From 12/29/2015 22:03
Plenty too like in this soundtrack even if a little overlong and perhaps a bit too much fodder. Certainly much better than the rankings suggest and too be honest as good as anything he's released in the last 25 years.
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55/100
From 01/03/2015 20:30
It'd be easier to listen to if it was all Prince, but we get his B-list sidekicks too. Question of U is Under the Cherry Moon rehashed. Listen to New Power Generation and move on.
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From 08/05/2013 18:22
Underrated because people associate the movie too much with the music. As a film, Graffiti Bridge effectively ended Prince's once-promising film career, but the album has some real strengths.
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From 06/16/2012 22:47
When I think of what sort of soundtrack Prince is capable of, it's hard to take this CD seriously. However, there is great music here. "Round and "Round", "Love Machine" and "Thieves in the Temple" are great songs.
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35/100
From 05/25/2012 20:13
Despite a new appreciation for this album, it is still my least favorite Prince album of his first two decades. I think part of it is a result of not really fully appreciating the handful of songs featuring other vocalists. I paid for a Prince album; not a Tevin Campbell, the Time, or Mavis Staples album. That being said, I haven’t given this album a listen in a great many years. I might have listened to it once or twice since 1990. Upon listening to it now, I have to say it has aged relatively well for me. I actually enjoyed it through my most recent listen. Maybe I enjoyed it because it’s like getting a new 80s era Prince album (and I miss that Prince a lot). I can definitely say that it is no longer my least favorite Prince album, and I give it just a smidge over 3 stars mostly because of the coolest track on it, “Thieves in the Temple.” That one is a truly great Prince song. “Joy in Repetition” also borders on being a great song.
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40/100
From 05/10/2012 03:39
Another soundtrack, this one for the awful sequel to Purple Rain. The album is a lot better than the movie but it's overlong.
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