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Thread started 09/26/18 8:01am

SoftSkarlettLo
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Is it safe to say Batman is one of Prince's best 80s albums?

I love the Batman album by Prince. The songs are quirky and rock n' roll. Even the music videos are excellent ("Partyman").

Your thoughts?
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Reply #1 posted 09/26/18 8:06am

feeluupp

No.

BEST...

PURPLE RAIN, SOTT, 1999.

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Reply #2 posted 09/26/18 8:25am

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It should be safe to state your opinion about any of Prince's music. To my estimation, it is all subjective.
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Reply #3 posted 09/26/18 8:40am

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I don't know any from the 80s that isn't.

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Reply #4 posted 09/26/18 9:29am

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OperatingThetan said:

It should be safe to state your opinion about any of Prince's music. To my estimation, it is all subjective.



Indeed, although one pretentious arsehole orger once took exception to me saying that it's subjective.

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Reply #5 posted 09/26/18 9:46am

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Which of these 80s albums is Batman better than?

1980 - Dirty Mind
1981 - Controversy
1982 - 1999
1984 - Purple Rain
1985 - ATWIAD
1986 - Parade
1987 - SOTT
1987 - The Black Album (original planned release)
1988 - Lovesexy

If you can rate Batman higher than at least half of those, then your answer is Yes.

Personally, I would say No. That is not to say it's not great, it is just not one of his "Best 80s" albums.

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Reply #6 posted 09/26/18 10:27am

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Batman is his weakest 80s album in my opinion.

It felt like a light outs after a flawless run of classics, Dirty Mind-Lovesexy.

I was so dissapointed and to this day it's one my least played P albums.

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Reply #7 posted 09/26/18 10:54am

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Batman isn't the best 80's album, but it sure is good! The Future, Electric Chair, Vicki's Waiting, Scandalous, Partyman, Lemon Crush and Batdance are all great songs!

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Reply #8 posted 09/26/18 11:07am

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I personally love this album. But I will admit my adoration is forever tied to the comic book geek in me riding high when the movie came out.

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On its own... I don't know how high I'd be able to rank it. But the nostalgia kicks it up several notches in my Prince album rankings.

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Still, it contains one of my favorite Prince songs, "Vicki Waiting". So that alone makes it worthwhile.

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Reply #9 posted 09/26/18 11:09am

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Se7en said:

Which of these 80s albums is Batman better than?

1980 - Dirty Mind
1981 - Controversy
1982 - 1999
1984 - Purple Rain
1985 - ATWIAD
1986 - Parade
1987 - SOTT
1987 - The Black Album (original planned release)
1988 - Lovesexy

If you can rate Batman higher than at least half of those, then your answer is Yes.

Personally, I would say No. That is not to say it's not great, it is just not one of his "Best 80s" albums.

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This will probably get me raked over the coals by the hardcore fans on the Org, but...

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...I like "Batman" more than "Parade". Not to say I don't like "Parade"! But I enjoy "Batman" more. And again, like I said in a previous post, it's also because of the movie that I love it so much.

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Reply #10 posted 09/26/18 12:35pm

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feeluupp said:

No.




BEST...




PURPLE RAIN, SOTT, 1999.



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Reply #11 posted 09/26/18 12:38pm

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Se7en said:

Which of these 80s albums is Batman better than?

1980 - Dirty Mind
1981 - Controversy
1982 - 1999
1984 - Purple Rain
1985 - ATWIAD
1986 - Parade
1987 - SOTT
1987 - The Black Album (original planned release)
1988 - Lovesexy

If you can rate Batman higher than at least half of those, then your answer is Yes.

Personally, I would say No. That is not to say it's not great, it is just not one of his "Best 80s" albums.

The Batman album is better than Lovesexy. 4 me Lovesexy was too nice and a bit vanilla.

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Reply #12 posted 09/26/18 1:03pm

TKO

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No.

Is his worst release from the 80s actually.

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Reply #13 posted 09/26/18 2:27pm

thisisreece

In my opinion it's his worst album of the 80s - or any decade, really.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #14 posted 09/26/18 3:11pm

bwaaatch

I misread the thread title as “Is it safe to say Batman is one of Prince's best 80 albums?”

I think it probably is up there in the oft-debated essential top 80 countdown.

I listened to Vicki Waited my three times in a row the other day. Such warmth and feel to that track, not to mention cool lyrics. I’m an Arms of Orion fan, too! Spare me trust and lemon crush, but the rest has real merit. Maybe even makes my own top twenty!
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Reply #15 posted 09/26/18 3:42pm

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Everything from For You through Batman is perfect. I would include Graffiti Bridge, but it has other singers on it. There was a clear shift in his approach to music during Batman, and his 90s catalog is a whole other beast.

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Reply #16 posted 09/26/18 4:28pm

Purplegarden

It is about as safe as being a Orthdox Jewish evangelist in Iran outside the Ayatollah Khomeini mosque in downtown Zahedan.

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I rank it in DISTANT last place for the 80s, on my scale the marks out of 100 for each 80s album are

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1. Sign o the Times - 98.3

2. Purple Rain - 95.6

3. Parade - 94.4

4. 1999 - 92.5

5. Lovesexy 91.1

6. Dirty Mind 90.0

7. ATWAID 85.6

8. Controversy 82.5

9. Black Album 76.3

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10. Batman 60.0

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Electric Chair, Future and Scandalous are great songs, Batdance, Partyman are good songs

Trust, Vicki Waiting are meh! to poor, Lemon Crush and Arms of Orion are the very worst songs he ever made on the same level as Da da da, The Plan, The Flow and Boytrouble.

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Reply #17 posted 09/26/18 5:52pm

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It wasn't my favorite. Took a while for it to grow on me.

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Reply #18 posted 09/26/18 7:00pm

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It’s a great album.

It’s definitely in the top 9 for me (if we’re not including the Time or Family albums.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #19 posted 09/26/18 8:06pm

Purplegarden

lust said:

It’s a great album. It’s definitely in the top 9 for me (if we’re not including the Time or Family albums.

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I may put it ahead of Apollonia 6 though

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Reply #20 posted 09/26/18 8:35pm

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Purplegarden said:



lust said:


It’s a great album. It’s definitely in the top 9 for me (if we’re not including the Time or Family albums.

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I may put it ahead of Apollonia 6 though




Sex Shooter aside, yes!
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Reply #21 posted 09/27/18 1:22am

Lianachan

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Purplegarden said:

It is about as safe as being a Orthdox Jewish evangelist in Iran outside the Ayatollah Khomeini mosque in downtown Zahedan.

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I rank it in DISTANT last place for the 80s, on my scale the marks out of 100 for each 80s album are

.

1. Sign o the Times - 98.3

2. Purple Rain - 95.6

3. Parade - 94.4

4. 1999 - 92.5

5. Lovesexy 91.1

6. Dirty Mind 90.0

7. ATWAID 85.6

8. Controversy 82.5

9. Black Album 76.3

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10. Batman 60.0

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Electric Chair, Future and Scandalous are great songs, Batdance, Partyman are good songs

Trust, Vicki Waiting are meh! to poor, Lemon Crush and Arms of Orion are the very worst songs he ever made on the same level as Da da da, The Plan, The Flow and Boytrouble.


I'm curious how your scale works. Those ratings are extremely precise.

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Reply #22 posted 09/27/18 1:45am

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No, but I would say it's better than its reputation, i'd prefer it start to finish over every 90's album bar maybe Come.

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Reply #23 posted 09/27/18 2:29am

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[Edited 9/27/18 2:30am]
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Reply #24 posted 09/27/18 2:31am

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Purplegarden said:

It is about as safe as being a Orthdox Jewish evangelist in Iran outside the Ayatollah Khomeini mosque in downtown Zahedan.


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I rank it in DISTANT last place for the 80s, on my scale the marks out of 100 for each 80s album are


.


1. Sign o the Times - 98.3


2. Purple Rain - 95.6


3. Parade - 94.4


4. 1999 - 92.5


5. Lovesexy 91.1


6. Dirty Mind 90.0


7. ATWAID 85.6


8. Controversy 82.5


9. Black Album 76.3


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10. Batman 60.0


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Electric Chair, Future and Scandalous are great songs, Batdance, Partyman are good songs


Trust, Vicki Waiting are meh! to poor, Lemon Crush and Arms of Orion are the very worst songs he ever made on the same level as Da da da, The Plan, The Flow and Boytrouble.



Lianachan said:



Purplegarden said:


It is about as safe as being a Orthdox Jewish evangelist in Iran outside the Ayatollah Khomeini mosque in downtown Zahedan.


.


I rank it in DISTANT last place for the 80s, on my scale the marks out of 100 for each 80s album are


.


1. Sign o the Times - 98.3


2. Purple Rain - 95.6


3. Parade - 94.4


4. 1999 - 92.5


5. Lovesexy 91.1


6. Dirty Mind 90.0


7. ATWAID 85.6


8. Controversy 82.5


9. Black Album 76.3


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10. Batman 60.0


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Electric Chair, Future and Scandalous are great songs, Batdance, Partyman are good songs


Trust, Vicki Waiting are meh! to poor, Lemon Crush and Arms of Orion are the very worst songs he ever made on the same level as Da da da, The Plan, The Flow and Boytrouble.





I'm curious how your scale works. Those ratings are extremely precise.




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Reply #25 posted 09/27/18 2:34am

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It's not in the top half for me, but I still love it. I'd rank it right around Around the World in a Day, ahead of The Black Album but behind the others.

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Reply #26 posted 09/27/18 2:43am

peer1973

worst.....or best.... it's what you hear or feel in it.

So i would say 'yes it's safe to say'.

for me, it's not this one, but 'Parade'. biggrin

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Reply #27 posted 09/27/18 3:47am

PURPLEIZED3121

it's safe to say that whatever is YOUR favourite is 100% YOUR favourite. For some the song Graffitti Bridge is not a cheesfest & better than Purple Rain!...there is no 'best'!

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Reply #28 posted 09/27/18 4:11am

Wolfie87

Without Batman? No Scandalous Sex Suite. And I rank that achievement amongst his finest moments of the 80's. Together with the standalone track of Scandalous. Possibly his best layered ballad. Adore is just ahead and The Beautiful Ones just behind
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Reply #29 posted 09/27/18 4:44am

Silvertongue7

It's in his top ten for that decade (if you don't count the protegés' albums).

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