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What I’m Listening To: Purple Rain (Prince)

Without question one of the best albums of the 80s. The music has aged well (even if the cover hasn’t). Every song is strong, but I’m especially digging this one lately.

What are other people’s favorites? Is this Prince’s best album?

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  • Bruce June 13, 2012, 6:03 pm

    How funny that you posted about this album as I was just listening to it (and all his early albums) yesterday. (Cue Twilight Zone theme song)

    There truly isn’t a skippable track on this album. A real powerhouse of rhythm, lyrics and energy. It’s near impossible to pick one favorite from this set list. They’re all masterworks! But if I’m forced to boil it down, I guess it would be between “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”

    Is this Prince’s best album? Well it’s certainly right up there, but I think I’d give that prize to 1995’s The Gold Experience where he actually out purple’s “Purple Rain” with the song “Gold.”

  • Daniela June 15, 2012, 9:31 pm

    Oh, no, Joe! You are betraying Michael ! O.O

  • Orthodiva July 9, 2012, 8:42 pm

    Darling Nikki! It’s just so in-you-face that it’s classic. Love the tempo and bottom.