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Prince / - Official Albums

For YouPrince1978B+
PrincePrince1979B+
Dirty MindPrince1980A-
ControversyPrince1981A-
1999Prince1982A
Purple RainPrince And The Revolution1984A
Album Cover Around The World In A DayPrince And The Revolution1985A+
I hadn't listened to music very much when I first listened to this album. I thought Prince was just a black rock star, but the masterpiece had completely changed my idea. The album was under influence of the hippy movement of 60's, but the fact that Prince is positive (ex. anti-drug) and black made a fundamental difference from the original hippies. I feel an atmosphere of 90's, which is against grungy pessimism, in the album. It is surprising that "Purple Rain" and "Around The World In A Day" were recorded at the same time.
Best Songs: Raspberry Beret, Paisley Park
Album Cover ParadePrince And The Revolution1986A+
In spite of the commercial failure of the previous album, Prince declared his will to be progressive with this album. The horn section of exploding funk power and the string section of graceful elegance made a new kind of music, which is keen beauty.
Best Songs: Kiss, Mountains
Album Cover Sign O' The TimesPrince1987A+
This album shows Prince's genius after his two experimental albums. The versatility of his music sacrificed a part of conceptualization of the album, but it produced a number of independent great songs.
Best Songs: Play In The Sunshine, Housequake
Album Cover LovesexyPrince1988A+
This is the answer from Prince after killing "The Black Album". Why on earth could the album be so delightful and joyful?
Best Songs: Alphabet St., Lovesexy
BatmanPrince1989A-
Graffiti BridgePrince1990B
Diamonds And PearlsPrince And The New Power Generation1991B-
Prince And The New Power Generation1992A+
The Hits & B-Sides CollectionPrince1993A+
ComePrince1994A
Album Cover The Black AlbumPrince1994A+
This is the re-issue of an album that was intended to release in 1988 but canceled just before its release. It is the strongest funk album of 80's. I remember the pounding of my heart for excitement when I got a pirate copy of the album and listened to it. Listening to black music without knowing it is useless.
Best Songs: Le Grind, Superfunkycalifragisexy
The Gold Experience1995A
Girl 6Prince1996B-
Chaos And Disorder1996B-
Album Cover Emancipation1996A+
This is possibly the best album he has ever made. Every minute is precious in this triple CD set whose total length is 180 minutes. The density of the music on the pop first disc and the experimental third disc is great. The second disc is a little bit worse than them. The album is filled with incredible satisfaction and happiness.
Best Songs: Jam Of The Year, My Computer
Crystal BallPrince1998A
Newpower SoulNew Power Generation1998B-

Prince / - Singles / Remixes

The Scandalous Sex SuitePrince1989A-
Erotic CityPrince And The Revolution1989A-
New Power Generation Funky Weapon RemixPrince1990A-
Gett OffPrince And The New Power Generation1991B
CreamPrince And The New Power Generation1991B
Gett Off Remix EPPrince And The New Power Generation1991B+
Sexy M.F.Prince And The New Power Generation1992A-
My Name Is PrincePrince And The New Power Generation1992A-
7Prince And The New Power Generation1992A
The Most Beautiful Girl In The WorldPrince And The New Power Generation1994B
The Beautiful ExperiencePrince1994A-
The Purple MedleyPrince1995B-
SpacePrince1995A

Prince / - Bootlegs

The Black AlbumPrince1988A+
CrucialPrince1988A-
CharadePrince1989A-
A Better Place 2 DiePrince1989A-
Crystal BallPrince1990B+
Cookie JarPrince1990B
A Place In HeavenPrince1990B+
Lisa... Your Love Is So HardPrince1991B+
Eavesdropped In Intimate MomentsPrince1991B-
Heaven Must Be NearPrince1992B
Secret GigPrince1992B
Rare 2Prince1993B+
Big Tall WallPrince1993B
BluePrince1994A-
RedPrince1994B+
Welcome 2 The DawnPrince1994B+
NowPrince1994A
Hold MePrince1994B+
I'll Do AnythingPrince1994B+
SilverPrince1994B+
BlackPrince1994B
The PalladiumPrince1994B+
MinneapolisPrince1994B+
Gold1996B
FatePrince1996B
Into The VaultPrince1996B+

Paisley Park and related artists

Carmen ElectraCarmen Electra1992C+
AffinityThe Doves1991B
Album Cover The FamilyThe Family1985A+
Even though this album was released as an album of The Family, the contents of the album were created by Prince except for one song. Since it was made between "Around The World In A Day" and "Parade", its music is a missing link between the two albums.
Best Songs: The Scream Of Passion, Desire
Jill JonesJill Jones1987A
8Madhouse1987B+
16Madhouse1987B+
Time Waits For No OneMavis Staples1989B+
Child Of The SunMayte1995A
PrincessMayte1996A-
MazaratiMazarati1985B-
Glamorous LifeSheila E.1984A-
Romance 1600Sheila E.1985A
True ConfessionsT.C. Ellis1991B
Ice Cream CastleThe Time1984B+
PandemoniumThe Time1990A-
1-800 New FunkVarious Artists1994A
The Prince Songbook - SymbolismVarious Artists1998B+

P-Funk

FunkcronomiconAxiom Funk1995B
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!Bootsy's Rubber Band1977B+
Bootsy? Player Of The YearBootsy's Rubber Band1978B+
This Boot Is Made For Fonk-nBootsy's Rubber Band1979A
Album Cover Ultra WaveBootsy Collins1980A+
The best album of Bootsy Collins. Full of hot and comical funkness as P-Funk. If you haven't experienced P-Funk, this album may be a good introduction.
Best Songs: It's A Musical, Sound Crack
The One Giveth, The Count Taketh AwayWilliam Bootsy Collins1982A-
What's Bootsy Doin'?Bootsy Collins1988A+
Jungle BaseBootsy's Rubber Band1990A+
Blasters' Of The UniverseBootsy's New Rubber Band1993A
Back In The DayBootsy1994A
America Eats Its YoungFunkadelic1972B+
Cosmic SlopFunkadelic1973A
Standing On The Verge Of Getting It OnFunkadelic1974A-
Let's Take It To The StageFunkadelic1975A-
Tales Of Kidd FunkadelicFunkadelic1976B+
One Nation Under A GrooveFunkadelic1978A-
Uncle Jam Wants YouFunkadelic1979A-
Electric Spanking Of War BabiesFunkadelic1980B+
Computer GamesGeorge Clinton1982A-
The Cinderella TheoryGeorge Clinton1989A
Hey Man... Smell My FingerGeorge Clinton1993A-
Go Fer Yer FunkGeorge Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars1992B
Plush FunkGeorge Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars1992B
P Is The FunkGeorge Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars1992B
A Fifth Of FunkGeorge Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars1994B
T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars1996A-
For All The King's MenMaceo Parker1990B
Cookin' From The Inside Out!!!Mico Wave1987C+
Up For The Down StrokeParliament1974B
Chocolate CityParliament1975A-
Album Cover Mothership ConnectionParliament1975A+
This album changed the history of black music. It is a combination of very funky coolness and very enjoyable comicalness. The declaration of invasion of the earth by the P-Funk group, which came from the outer space.
Best Songs: Unfunky UFO, Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples
Album Cover The Clones Of Dr.FunkensteinParliament1976A+
No one could stop the imagination of George Clinton, the leader of P-Funk. P-Funk began to move the music history with the previous album, and began to brainwash unfunky people on the earth with this album.
Best Songs: Gamin' On Ya, Children Of Productions
P.Funk Earth TourParliament1977A+
Album Cover Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo SyndromeParliament1977A+
The masterpiece of P-Funk at their peak. It is a complete funk album. It sounds like a new music even if I listened to it today.
Best Songs: Bop Gun (Endangered Species), Flash Light
Motor-Booty AffairParliament1978A+
GloryhallastoopidParliament1979B+
Album Cover TrombipulationParliament1980A+
The last album of Parliament. The modern and pop sounds in the album is quite different than their previous albums. George Clinton followed the album's electrical sounds in his later albums.
Best Songs: Trombipulation, Body Language
Police DoggyP-Funk All Stars1996B+
Drop The LineTrey Lewd1992A
Lord Of The HarvestZillatron1993A-

Funk / Funk Rock

Blast CultureF.F.F.1991C
FishboneFishbone1985B
In Your FaceFishbone1986A-
Truth And SoulFishbone1988A
The Reality Of My SurroundingsFishbone1991A+
Album Cover Give A Monkey A Brain And He'll Swear He's The Center Of The UniverseFishbone1993A+
This is the last album of Fishbone from a major label (CBS-Sony). Finally they couldn't get commercial success in America, but their talent and possibility of black music shown in the previous album and this album exceeds any other bands today. I wish they return to a major label.
Best Songs: No Fear, Black Flowers
BareGeoffrey Williams1992C
Stinky GroovesLimbomaniacs1990A
Mother's MilkRed Hot Chili Peppers1989B
Blood Sugar Sex MagikRed Hot Chili Peppers1991A-
Neither Fish Nor FleshTerence Trent D'Arby1989A
Symphony Or DamnTerence Trent D'Arby1993A+
VibratorTerence Trent D'Arby1995A
HardwareThird Eye1992B+
A ManPop's Cool Love1991A+
Blufunk Is A Fact!Kiziah Jones1992B
Plantation LullabiesMe'Shell Ndegeocello1993B
Peace Beyond PassionMe'Shell Ndegeocello1996B+
Dance To The MusicSly & The Family Stone1968B+
Stand!Sly & The Family Stone1969A
There's A Riot Goin' OnSly & The Family Stone1971A-
FreshSly & The Family Stone1973B+

Rap / Hip Hop

Zulu GrooveAfrika Bambaataa1994B+
Album Cover 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of...Arrested Development1992A+
This album was beyond the limitation of rap music, and it is an enjoyable album with serious messages. I recommend it to people who don't like rap music.
Best Songs: Man's Final Frontier, Fishin' 4 Religion
ZingalamaduniArrested Development1994A
ClearBomb The Base1994B-
Brown SugarD'Angelo1995B
H IIDJ Honda1997A-
Future Of The Funk EPGround Zero1990B
Reasonable DoubtJay-Z1996B+
Knowledge Is KingKool Moe Dee1989B-
Funke Funke WisdomKool Moe Dee1991B
Intimate Black SecretsMan 2 Man1997B
In A Word Or 2Monie Love1993B+
It Was WrittenNAS1996A
Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes BlackPublic Enemy1991A-
All Hail The QueenQueen Latifa1989A-
Nature Of A Sista'Queen Latifa1991A-
Tha DoggfatherSnoop Doggy Dogg1996B
SpeechSpeech1996A+
1998 HooplaSpeech1998A+
Black PearlYo Yo1992B+

Techno / House

ClassicsAphex Twin1992B
Richard D. James AlbumAphex Twin1996A+
51/13Aphex Twin1996A-
Better Living Through ChemistryFatboy Slim1996A+
The Rockafeller SkankFatboy Slim1998A-
TimelessGoldie1995C
Ian Ossia and Nigel DawsonIan Ossia and Nigel Dawson1998B-
Jacob's Optical StairwayJacob's Optical Stairway1996B
InnerelementsKen Ishii1993A-
Metal Blue AmericaKen Ishii1997A+
IntercourseS'express1991B-
Dig Your Own HoleThe Chemical Brothers1997B
Dead CitiesThe Future Sound Of London1996B-
Drum'n'Base for PapaPlug1996B

Africa

Alagbon Close, Kalakuta ShowFela Ransome Kuti & Africa 701976B+
Nelson MandelaYoussou N'Dour1985B+
The LionYoussou N'Dour1989A-
Album Cover SetYoussou N'Dour1990A+
This album is a cutting edge of African music. Being an African resulted in the rich rhythm in the album, but being an African also keeps Youssou away from the world market.
Best Songs: Set, Toxiques
Eyes OpenYoussou N'Dour1992A
The Guide (Wommat)Youssou N'Dour1994A

The Beatles

Rubber SoulThe Beatles1965A-
RevolverThe Beatles1966A+
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles1967A+
Magical Mystery TourThe Beatles1967A+
The BeatlesThe Beatles1968A
Abbey RoadThe Beatles1969A

Other

Burnin'The Wailers1973A
ExodusBob Marley & The Wailers1977A
Emergency On Planet EarthJamiroquai1993A-
The Return Of The Space CowboyJamiroquai1994A-
Traveling Without MovingJamiroquai1996A
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814Janet Jackson1989B+
BadMichael Jackson1987A-
Bright Lights, Big City.Various Artists1988C








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