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Variations: The New Power Generation, Prince & The New Power Generation, Prince And The Revolution.

The best album credited to Prince is Sign 'O' The Times which is ranked number 189 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 9,329.

The best album credited to Prince taking into account any aliases or variations is Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution which is ranked number 85 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 17,479.

Prince is ranked number 43 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 40,581 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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Prince best albums

The following albums by Prince are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1984
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577
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Total albums: 62. Page 1 of 7

This may not be a complete discography for Prince.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Prince bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 2 0%
1980s 12 0%
1990s 24 0%
2000s 15 0%
2010s 7 0%
2020s 2 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 55 89%
Yes 7 11%
Live? Albums %
No 59 95%
Yes 3 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 59 95%
Yes 3 5%

Prince best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 92 (517 votes)Comments: 9
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Rating: 91 (451 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Purple Rain)
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Rating: 89 (195 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Parade)
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Rating: 89 (163 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Around The World In A Day)
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Rating: 88 (215 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album 1999)
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Rating: 88 (219 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
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Rating: 88 (362 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Purple Rain)
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Rating: 88 (213 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album 1999)
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Rating: 87 (113 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Dirty Mind)
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Rating: 86 (97 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Parade)
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Rating: 86 (100 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Around The World In A Day)
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Rating: 86 (87 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Controversy)
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Rating: 86 (78 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Diamonds And Pearls)
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Rating: 86 (171 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
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Rating: 86 (317 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Purple Rain)
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Rating: 85 (69 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Prince)
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Rating: 85 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ƭ̵̬̊ (Love Symbol))
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Rating: 85 (76 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Around The World In A Day)
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Rating: 85 (288 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Purple Rain)
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Prince ratings

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82/100 (from 185 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 81.6/100, a mean average of 79.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 20.7.

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From 11/14/2021 13:10
I don't like many of his songs, but boy could he play guitar! His performance on 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' is sensational. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdfMh8QgJjA
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From 10/11/2021 23:11
I agree with all the comments of him being overrated. I listened to the "Dirty Mind" record with great expectations cause I read about how great it was from a chart I liked, but turned out to be a plain and dull record.
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From 03/10/2021 01:57
While I can't get into a lot of his stuff, I recognize his immense talent. Purple rain is a perfect album, and pretty much all of his eighties stuff is amazing. Oh yeah, and he could shred a good guitar
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From 02/10/2021 16:13
I like Purple Rain and some of the singles, (Little Red Corvette, 1999 etc) but most of the rest I could do without, especially Sign 'O the Times. Definitely overrated. I find it hard to believe his net worth is comparable to David Bowie.
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From 02/04/2021 13:09
The most overrated artist of all time hands down don’t @ me. This man is overrated by not only the media, critics but MJ fans too. His talent is too exaggerated. He didn’t play 27 instruments that was a PR move to promote him. Because he was new at the scenes where there was already heavy music heights like Michael Jackson/The Jacksons, Rick James, Kool And The Gang and that, they had to promote him to make him distinguished artists before him. Rick James took him under his wings and then Prince started copying Rick James. And then he started copying James Brown and Jimi Hendrix. And then he started copying Michael Jackson. And then he started copying Little Richard. Andre Cymone a friend of him said he stole some songs from him that’s why they fell out. Prince also took the credit from other artists and friends work. Purple Rain wasn’t even his idea. Wendy came up with it, she wanted Purple Rain to be a county song, Prince took the credit from her yet funny Wendy didn’t do nothing. Party Man, Do Me Baby etc all written by Andre Cymone, Wendy, Lisa, Morris Day Etc. What pains me the most is Michael Jackson fans leaving their own idol for him. Him looking like Michael Jackson during Purple Rain with that hair is why people overrate him along with the fake rivalry and why Michael Jackson fans stan both or impersonators do both. If you love MJ first stick with the man. It’s clear without Prince copying Michael Jackson it’s clear Prince wouldn’t have the success he had in 1984 with Purple Rain. Used Michael Jackson’s hair for more popularity, I feel he did that to steal MJ fans and impersonators from him. The other hand he’s so overrated because he looked like MJ, many black fans of MJ want to re write history saying Prince is black and the key to black music when he’s too focus on white people, and that 88% of the fan base are whites and women. His music sounds too white, too rock, he’s more white rock please stop this re writing history on him. His legacy is too small, he only has one real hit, if you go outside America you’ll know either he’s a one hit wonder or unknown, the public only enjoys one album of him Purple Rain, besides his music aged terribly, he’s limjted, he doesn’t last very long he fades after a while. Overrrated artist, only popular because he looked like MJ in the 80s and he was known as his rival, and that crappy song Purple Rain. I don’t like him at all and I hope he fades. Stop overrating this man, stop re writing history on him and put him in the same level as MJ cause the comparison is a joke. Because he looked like MJ doesn’t mean you need to act like both are the same.
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From 08/08/2020 17:21
So I am new to this community,but at first glance, to see Prince not rated in the top 10 is criminal. I know of no other person, or band, that was as skilled musically as Prince. From composition of music, lyrics, production, arrangements, as well as his ability to play multiple instruments, vocal ability, and showmanship, who else comes close? Every musical artist recognizes this, and was expressed by them upon his passing, from Dave Grohl to Elton John. So is this site about musical ability or popularity? He was the Mozart of the 20th century. INCOMPARABLE. RIP Prince...
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