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The Best R&B Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
June 25th, 1984
USER SCORE
90
404 reviews

2. Prince - Sign "O" the Times

Prince - Sign
March 31st, 1987
USER SCORE
90
226 reviews

3. Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30th, 1982
USER SCORE
87
563 reviews

4. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814

Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
September 19th, 1989
USER SCORE
87
111 reviews

5. Janet Jackson - Control

Janet Jackson - Control
February 2nd, 1986
USER SCORE
85
100 reviews

6. Prince - Lovesexy

Prince - Lovesexy
May 10th, 1988
USER SCORE
81
52 reviews

7. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
February 14th, 1985
USER SCORE
81
44 reviews

8. Janet Jackson - Dream Street

Janet Jackson - Dream Street
October 23rd, 1984
USER SCORE
53
26 reviews

9. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson
September 21st, 1982
USER SCORE
52
26 reviews
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