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Purple Rain made Prince sound like he could do anything, but it still didn't prepare even his most fervent fans for the insular psychedelia of Around the World in a Day. Prince had made his interior world sound fascinating and utopian on Purple Rain, but Around the World in a Day is filled with cryptic religious imagery, bizarre mysticism, and confounding metaphors which were drenched in heavily processed guitars, shimmering keyboards, grandiose strings, and layers of vocals. As an album… read more



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  • Avatar for satchalicious
    Nobody cares about "The Revolution!" -- hence, why we only tag Prince.
  • Avatar for metawirt
    His "Sgt. Pepper"-album attempt? BTW. Should be listed here as an album for Prince & The Revolution [2]
  • Avatar for Phreakerz
    Should be listed here as an album for Prince & The Revolution [2]
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    Well, it was underrated at the time it came out. Maybe I overstepped the mark but if this is "widely considered a classic now" then that's news to me...
  • Avatar for GraXXoR
    This bloke has some serious talent… from vocals through guitar to musical writing and production. Awesome.
  • Avatar for Wonaldo
    Play a game about albums of Prince !
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    One of the most underrated albums of the mid '80s.
  • Avatar for pataliani
    played this album to a metaller mate of mine back in 85,you know,tight black jeans iron maiden t-shirt black leather vest,he said "bro that albums a trip!"and bought a copy himself.prince was better than michael jackson in my humble opinion,diversity being the key,musicality and a brain that could juggle a symphony orchestra,instrument by instrument
  • Avatar for leahsmommy420
    One of my favorite Prince albums even though it's not as well known as others are. It sounds so different from anything else that anyone, even Prince himself had put out before, and to this day I can still remember my first time listening to it and knowing that I just heard something incredible.
  • Avatar for silverlage
    This or Parade. Equal

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