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Best Prince Albums: The Studio Discography, Ranked And Reviewed
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Best Prince Albums: The Studio Discography, Ranked And Reviewed

A mere portion of his body of work, the best Prince albums present a multi-faceted discography in all its world-changing glory.

‘For You’: How Prince Gifted His Debut Album To The World
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‘For You’: How Prince Gifted His Debut Album To The World

Recorded when he was still a teenager, ‘For You’ introduced Prince as a precocious young artist who was already ‘streets into the future’.

Kiss: The Story Behind The Hit Song Prince Almost Gave Away
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Kiss: The Story Behind The Hit Song Prince Almost Gave Away

Originally sketched as an acoustic blues and given to another band, Prince eventually released Kiss as his own slice of future-shaping funk.

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World: Prince’s Loving Tribute To All Women
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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World: Prince’s Loving Tribute To All Women

A song written for ‘every woman’, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World marked Prince’s first major move towards independence.

The Black Album: How Prince Defeated His Dark Side
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The Black Album: How Prince Defeated His Dark Side

Starkly funky and unapologetically sexual, ‘The Black Album’ was Prince’s ‘angry bitter’ response to his critics – and he shelved it.

1999: Why Prince’s Visionary Album Still Sounds Like The Future
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1999: Why Prince’s Visionary Album Still Sounds Like The Future

With his '1999' album, Prince perfected the ‘Minneapolis sound’: a futuristic pop-funk concoction the world has yet to catch up with.

Why Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album Is A Post-Disco Classic
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Why Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album Is A Post-Disco Classic

The record on which ‘his original ideas broke through’, Prince’s self-titled second album served notice that a star was in the making.

Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s
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Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s

A challenging mix of sex, politics and religion, Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album contained the seeds of much that would follow in the 80s.

Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution
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Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution

With a brazen new look and outrageously forthright songs, ‘Dirty Mind’ marked a tipping point in the evolution of Prince’s artistic vision.

Why Prince’s “Love Symbol” Album Demands Adoration
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Why Prince’s “Love Symbol” Album Demands Adoration

A wide-ranging work which hit a new level of theatrics, Prince’s “Love Symbol” album signalled major shifts in his life.

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