500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Prince, '1999'
163/500

163. Prince, '1999'

Warner Bros., 1982

"I didn't want to do a double album," Prince said, "but I just kept on writing. Of course, I'm not one for editing." The second half of 1999 is exceptional sex-obsessed dance music; the first half is the best fusion of rock and funk anyone had achieved to that date, and it lays out the blueprint for Prince's next decade.

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