Prince - 1999
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1982 Ratings: #8 / 137
User Score
Based on 297 ratings
1982 Ratings: #3
Liked by 9 people
October 27, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Funk / Genres
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Sure, Prince stretches out a bit too much over the course of 1999, but the result is a stunning display of raw talent, not wallowing indulgence.


Prince’s singular vision and willingness to indulge his curiosities just enough created an apocalypse-anticipating album that, perhaps paradoxically, was built to last for decades and even centuries to come.

Rolling Stone
Just as Prince must face the contradiction of creating music that gracefully dissolves racial and stylistic boundaries yet fits comfortably into no one's playlist, he must also decide whether he can "dance my life away" when everybody has a bomb. All you need is love?
Prince takes his sound into the future with even denser pop sensibilities than his prior few releases, melding in a ton of fun synthesizers and thick groovy funk. By this point Prince had already made his large creative and musical statements; 1999 was a continuation of those statements, just only with a broader appeal.

The opening title track is pure Prince, with the artist jumping straight into one of his most recognizable singles of his entire career. It's hooky, easy to groove to, and the ... read more
Among the greatest and most unique double albums ever made, 1999 is a wild, funky rollercoaster. Prince completely overcomes the problems that usually characterize this kind of format, such as monotony and differentiation in songwriting qualities, managing to make almost every song stand out and establish its own personality. And truly, the main virtue of 1999 lies in its variety.

You have the more danceable tracks like 1999 and DMSR, some serious pop like Free and the classic Little Red ... read more
Just from the first two tracks ya know you are in for a funky ride in an essential 1980's pop record.

Track Review

1999 9/10
Little Red Corvette 9/10
Delirious 8/10
Let's Pretend We're Married 8.5/10
D.M.S.R. 9/10
Automatic 8/10
Something in the Water (Does Not Compute) 7.5/10
Free 7.5/10
Lady Cab Driver 8/10
All the Critics Love U in New York 8/10
International Lover 7.5/10

Average: 8.2/10
This is incredible

Although some tracks are a little too long its one of his best

Favorites--> Little Red Corvette, DMSR, Free, Lady Cab Driver
One of Prince’s best albums. “1999” and “Little Red Corvette” are 80s classics and the underrated, “Lady Cab Driver” slaps.
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Track List

  1. 1999
  2. Little Red Corvette
  3. Delirious
  4. Let's Pretend We're Married
  5. D.M.S.R.
  6. Automatic
  7. Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)
  8. Free
  9. Lady Cab Driver
  10. All the Critics Love U in New York
  11. International Lover  
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Added on: April 23, 2013