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Which Prince albums are worth owning?

Asked by christybird (813 points ) April 4th, 2008

There are some obvious ones: 1999, Purple Rain, 3121, the symbol album where he changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. But he has a very large “oeuvre” and I know some of his albums are just stinkers, especially when he was pouting about his Warner Bros. contract.
Prince haters: Do not snarkily respond: “none!” to this question. If U R blind 2 The Purple One’s genius, please go elsewhere.

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blippio's avatar

Dirty Mind, of course!

sndfreQ's avatar

Sign O’ the Times and the Black Album, both on vinyl if possible! Prince in his prime both with and w/out the Revolution.

Owa!

ladytmerie's avatar

I just have to first say I love what you put under topics! I agree with sndfreQ 100%. Prince is pure genius and still prettily sexy!

GD_Kimble's avatar

the original bootlegged, raw “Black album”. First leaked in the late 80’s, released over 15 years later in it’s final edited version. It’s worth digging around for.

aloha's avatar

I second “Dirty Mind” – my favorite of the great Purple One’s not already mentioned in your question… also check out “Controversy” and “Around the World in a Day” ... enjoy the wonders of Prince Rogers Nelson!

wabarr's avatar

His 2001 concept album The Rainbow Children is totally weird and totally awesome.

Megan64's avatar

Parade is kind of fun. It’s always the non-hits on a Prince album that are the best.

sndfreQ's avatar

@Megan64: ”..._vous etes tres belle mama girls n’ boys.” Classic! Forgot about that album-tops!

Megan64's avatar

@sndfreQ Exactly.

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