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12. "from dirty mind to lovesexy"
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Dirty Mind to Lovesexy, honestly, is an out-of-this-world run. I can put on any album from that streak and it feel that it (mostly) shows Prince at his best. At any point, I might call any one of those albums my favorite P album... 8 albums in as many years. Few folks run their critical period for that long with that much output.

That said:

Controversy is probably my least favorite of that stretch. From the perspective of great runs, that infuriates me -- because it basically means Dirty Mind can't be included, which is in my gun-to-the-head top 3.

Keeping the question of runs at bay for a moment, I don't think I could really make a gun-to-the-head top 3. But I can organize the period into three tiers:

Personal favorites (i.e. what I listen to and actively appreciate most): SOTT/Parade/Dirty Mind/Lovesexy

Classics that I love but honestly don't reach for that often: 1999 and Purple Rain. I'm more partial to the latter; 1999 has always seemed a bit bloated to me (but what do you take off!??!).

The easiest for me to "let go" of: Controversy and ATWIAD. ATWIAD *almost* makes it into my personal favorites list but I skip Temptation, America, and The Ladder too easily.

With all that in mind... total personal preference, but my streaks would probably be:

5 albums: Purple Rain to Lovesexy
4 albums: Purple Rain to SOTT
3 albums: Parade to Lovesexy

If we're talking more "objectively" classics, that might all change. At least the 5 album streak, that would probably be 1999 to SOTT.

I don't know man, thanks for letting my brain procrastinate on everything else for a while, lol...

-thebigfunk

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What are Prince's best 3 album, 4 album and 5 album runs? [View all] , Buddy_Gilapagos, Thu Sep-30-21 09:45 AM
 
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interesting question - discography for reference
Sep 30th 2021
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Honestly, I don't consider anything after Love Symbol as far as runs are
Sep 30th 2021
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this is fair
Oct 01st 2021
10
The list is missing "New Power Soul" (1998)
Oct 05th 2021
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RE: What are Prince's best 3 album, 4 album and 5 album runs?
Sep 30th 2021
3
Yeah, Around The World in a Day is the complicator
Sep 30th 2021
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      Yeah I like it
Sep 30th 2021
5
I read this post like 5 times.
Sep 30th 2021
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To Me, His First Nine Albums Is A Great Run
Sep 30th 2021
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How you gonna leave Sign of the Time out the Run!
Oct 01st 2021
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      like he said "iffy" stuff emerged around SOTT
Oct 01st 2021
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      SOTT doesn't have anything more "iffy"
Oct 01st 2021
11
      Never liked the title track and U got the look - those were the big sing...
Oct 01st 2021
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           What is this blasphemy going on up in this post?!??!?!
Oct 01st 2021
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           i think this is really interesting
Oct 01st 2021
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           I skip Hot Thing, It and the Cross
Oct 01st 2021
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           Mayne You Are Seriously Buggin'
Oct 01st 2021
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                Well, with Prince I'm a "Mr. Narrow it down" person
Oct 01st 2021
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      I completely agree re: SOTT...feels like the beginning of
Oct 01st 2021
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      I Didn't Leave SOTT Out, It's His 9th
Oct 01st 2021
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The three album streak is a mindf*cker right?
Oct 01st 2021
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Mines:
Oct 06th 2021
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The Gold Expereince to New Power Soul is underrated
Oct 06th 2021
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underrated maybe, but not a classic streak
Oct 07th 2021
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      I said underrated, not classic.
Oct 07th 2021
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