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See also: New Power Generation, Prince & The New Power Generation, Prince And The Revolution.

The best album by Prince is Sign 'O' The Times which is ranked number 242 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,481.

The best album taking into account parent or child acts is Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution which is ranked number 95 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 25,506.

Prince is ranked number 59 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 55,256.

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Prince best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,009 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:25,506
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,173 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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2.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:11,481
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  80/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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3.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,874
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  79/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

ParadeUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1986Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1986:13Rank Score:2,713
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  77/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

Dirty MindUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1980Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:2,405
Rank in 1980s158Overall Rank:1,010
Average Rating:  76/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,501
Rank in 1980s238Overall Rank:1,514
Average Rating:  76/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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LovesexyUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1988Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1988:34Rank Score:1,013
Rank in 1980s336Overall Rank:2,110
Average Rating:  73/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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ControversyUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1981Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1981:38Rank Score:863
Rank in 1980s372Overall Rank:2,379
Average Rating:  75/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1991:42Rank Score:740
Rank in 1990s527Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Love SymbolUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1992Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1992:72Rank Score:518
Rank in 1990s700Overall Rank:3,533
Average Rating:  73/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Overall band rank: 59

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Prince best tracks

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1.Purple Rain
(from the album Purple Rain)
 91/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.When Doves Cry
(from the album Purple Rain)
 91/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.Kiss
(from the album Parade)
 89/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Sign 'O' The Times
(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
 88/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.Little Red Corvette
(from the album 1999)
 88/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.Let's Go Crazy
(from the album Purple Rain)
 88/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.1999
(from the album 1999)
 87/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Raspberry Beret
(from the album Around The World In A Day)
 87/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
 86/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.If I Was Your Girlfriend
(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
 86/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Cream
(from the album Diamonds And Pearls)
 86/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.When You Were Mine
(from the album Dirty Mind)
 86/100 (75 votes)
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13.Sometimes It Snows In April
(from the album Parade)
 86/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Controversy
(from the album Controversy)
 85/100 (59 votes)
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15.I Would Die 4 U
(from the album Purple Rain)
 85/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Pop Life
(from the album Around The World In A Day)
 84/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Starfish And Coffee
(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
 84/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.I Wanna Be Your Lover
(from the album Prince)
 84/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Take Me With U
(from the album Purple Rain)
 84/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
(from the album Sign 'O' The Times)
 84/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Prince ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 160 votes)
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From Fischman 01/06/2019 03:51
Incredibly overrated guy. Had a style and could lay a few instruments, but his scrawny voice matched his scrawny body. Overly emotive to the point of silliness.
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From corenfro 09/05/2018 02:53
Must be a generational thing but Prince runs the risk of sounding like a heaping pile of overrated garbage to me. He's got moments here and there that make me think "okay maybe there's a reason gen-x'ers incessantly nut over this" but purple rain is middling at best and sign o the times is just painful for me to even make it through it.

I want to like Prince, I've attentively listened to his albums a dozen times or so. Lyrics suck, music is repetitive uninspired, and IT'S SO INCREDIBLY CHEESY, nothing is remarkable, songwriting is painfully bad. It's like if Michael Jackson had no songwriting ability.

HOWEVER - when he's not singing or attempting to write songs the instrumental sections of his songs can be really great. "I could never take the place of your man" becomes enjoyable after he stops singing and just plays the jam. Great musician, cheesy as heck songwriter.
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From 9999 06/19/2018 15:43
All due respect to Michael Jackson and all the Pixies and Smiths out there, but this guy was the definitive artist of the 80s. He dominated the decade like no other musician. Nine records in ten years, all of them ranging from good to absolutely brilliant. That doesn't happen very often. His proficiency, creativity and originality were outstanding, his talents as a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist were borderline inhuman, his vocal range was huge and his overall impact in the music landscape is undeniable. He was the whole package, a once-of-a-kind genius who could do it all. There is no doubt in my mind that he was one of the most brilliant minds in modern music, and as far as solo musicians go, if someone deserves to be up there in the top 10 alongside Bowie and Dylan, that's definitely Prince.
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From DeusExMackia 03/13/2018 11:39
What else is there to say? Prince was one of the best pop acts of all time. Class, style and coolness rivaled by no one else, and musical innovation that most could only dream of. A talent whose influence we may never fully realise.
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From ashowka 03/08/2018 13:43
Nobody even close... not even within eye shot.
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From iamcaiosilva 11/07/2017 12:38
Great compositions, but could have done better on the mixing. I really don't enjoy the sound of the drums in mostly of his songs. Prince sounds like Michael Jackson's demos.
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From iamcaiosilva 10/25/2017 21:08
A very talented man. He nailed singing, dancing and playing instruments... But as song writer and producer, i think he's too much overrated. His best work, Purple Rain, isn't that good thing the people talk about.
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From Jonathanai 01/04/2017 16:51
A genius.
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From Brandon8 07/11/2016 04:09
He's my favorite musician of all time. No one else combined so many genres of music in the most satisfying way. His death was a shock and a devastating loss. Thankfully he left a huge discography. I still am having trouble wrapping my head around it.
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From junodog4 04/27/2016 01:31
Damn. 2016 sucks.
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