rock The Best Prince Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

He was known as many different things during his career, but the one thing you can't question is whether Prince was one of the greatest guitar players and best soul artists ever. This list of the best Prince albums, including pictures of the album covers when available, proves that he put out some of the best music of his generation.

This Prince discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Prince albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Prince singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Prince album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Prince album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Prince album of all time?" or "What are the top Prince albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Albums include everything from "1999" to "Sign 'O' the Times."

This list of popular Prince CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You're able to copy this fact-based list to make your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends.
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Purple Rain Prince

The Best Stevie Wonder Songs of All Time The Best Opening Act You've Ever Seen

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Sign 'O' the Times is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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1999 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
1999 Prince

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Parade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Parade Prince

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Dirty Mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Dirty Mind Prince

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Controversy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Controversy Prince

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Around the World in a Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Around the World in a Day Prince, The Revolution

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Lovesexy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Lovesexy Prince

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The Gold Experience is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Diamonds and Pearls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Diamonds and Pearls Prince, The New Power Generation

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Prince Prince

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3121 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
3121 Prince

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Black Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Musicology is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Musicology Prince

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Art Official Age is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

The Best U2 Albums of All Time Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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Graffiti Bridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Emancipation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Emancipation Prince

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Come is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Come Prince

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For You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
For You Prince

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Hit n Run Phase Two is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Hit n Run Phase Two

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The Rainbow Children is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Chaos and Disorder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Planet Earth Prince

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Chaos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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N.E.W.S. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
N.E.W.S. Prince

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Lotusflower is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk

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Plectrumelectrum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Exodus

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Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic

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The Chocolate Invasion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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Newpower Soul is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
Newpower Soul Prince, The New Power Generation, Prince & The New Power Generation

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Kamasutra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time

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The Slaughterhouse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Prince Albums of All Time
The Slaughterhouse: Trax from the NPG Music Club - Volume 2 Prince, Prince & The New Power Generation