Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1984 Ratings: #11 / 94
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Based on 450 ratings
1984 Ratings: #1
June 25, 1984 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
R&B, Rock, Funk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Taken together, all of the stylistic experiments add up to a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded.

100
Pitchfork

The album manages to deftly thread the needle between a dazzling array of genres: disaffected synth pop, tongue-wagging hair metal, dark R&B, and pleading soul. The result is something that isn’t a successful combination of genres as much as an effortless, almost incidental transcendence of the very idea of genre itself.

RakkSmells
90
Probably the best pop record I've heard... PERIOD. There's an incredible blend of genres in every track, and no track sounds the same as another. One could be an upbeat rock jam, another can be a soulful but upbeat track and one could be very slow but soulful and beautiful.
It's truly an impressive album that deserves to be a classic. And Purple Rain is still one of my favorite songs of all time.

favourite tracks Let's Go Crazy, The Beautiful Ones, Computer Blue, Darling Nikki, When Doves ... read more
Oreox4
75
Am i weird and edgy now because i don't think this is a classic?

I mean this is a good album but i really don't think it's any sort of masterpiece. Some of these songs are way too long and the whole thing feels a bit too slow for me. It's still a satisfactory record which was probably a newer sound when it came out, but from my perspective this is just solid. It doesn't mean a whole lot to me. It's kinda just borderline playlist tracks with like 2 that i'll actually come back to.

Let's Go ... read more
WhatTheFunk
99
It was in 1984 when Prince made his sixth album, which will mark not only his career, but also several generations of music lovers. "Purple Rain", mythical album and soundtrack of the movie of the same name, is a real revelation: after the masterpieces "1999" and "Controversy", it is indeed the album that will make Prince a superstar reaching Michael Jackson. It is easy, however, listening to the two artists, to realize that the duel put in place by the media has ... read more
KengojiUltamYT
32
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ThrowBackG
70
It's a classic for a reason, but you'll never find me listening to this on my own free will.
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Track List

  1. Let's Go Crazy
  2. Take Me with U (with Apollonia Kotero)
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I'm a Star
  9. Purple Rain
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