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Rank The Albums: Grace Jones

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10. Muse

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09. Fame

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08. Portofolio

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What makes this basic disco album better than previous two messy works is a great reinvention of La Vie en rose.

07. Bulletproof Heart

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Brilliant album cover, but most of the songs here sound unfinished, amateurish and dated for the time when it was released. Grace wasn't in her zone and it is hard to understand how she made this after so many qualitative and unique albums. The album may seem as a disaster at first, but it is actually a mixed bag, especially if we focus only on standard edition.

Trash songs would be Someone To Love, Kicked Around, Paper Plan, Crack Attack and bonus songs Dream and Don't Cry Freedom. They are just awful. Love On Top Of Love is basic, but tolerable. The best songs are Seduction Surrender and Amado Mio, while  Driving Satisfaction, Bulletproof Heart and On My Way are good too.

06. Inside Story

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A good album full of catchy songs. Maybe it let down some fans, because Grace delivered something more commercial and very close to pop music. However, this isn't a sellout album. It has Grace Jones style, only it is more accessible.

05. Hurricane

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An epic comeback after a long break. Grace maybe didn't slay the charts, but she showed that she still has a lot to offer.  This is an  electronica album with Grace's typical r'n'b and reggae elements. William's Blood is a masterpiece.

04. Warm Leatherette

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After messy and basic disco albums, Grace had finally delivered a great album with an interesting and unique sound that mixes different genres.

 

03. Living My Life

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An awesome album that was released after Nightclubbing. It used the same elements like the mentioned album, but most songs here are original material instead of covers.

02. Slave to the Rhythm

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This album may seem like a remix collection of the same song, but it is  actually a brilliant conceptual work that interprets the same song in different ways.

01. Nightclubbing

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New wave, reggae, disco, rock, synthpop... All genres work well together and create magic. Grace delivered a few original songs, while the cover songs, after Warm Leatherette covers, confirmed that Grace is one of those artists whose cover songs are equal to or even better than original versions.

 

 

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I agree with most of this ranking.

Her Disco music isn't that great (apart from La Vie en Rose), if she stuck with that sound she would've never survived into the 1980s, her style change with Warm Leatherette was probably the most important transition of her music career.

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14 hours ago, Skyline said:

I agree with most of this ranking.

Her Disco music isn't that great (apart from La Vie en Rose), if she stuck with that sound she would've never survived into the 1980s, her style change with Warm Leatherette was probably the most important transition of her music career.

In the 70s, she  wanted to work with Nile Rodgers, who was member and producer of disco funk band called Chic. Too bad because Chic had interesting and good disco songs. Grace could have had a good disco album. oprah2

 

But she managed to work with him on Inside Story. eve1 Apparently, they didn't have a good time with each other, but the album slays. sia1

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15 hours ago, Hylia said:

My order is about the same, except Hurricane is my top favorite cry6 

On my personal list, Inside Story would rank higher. gaga13

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Muse is NOT trash awk1

I like Slave To The Rhythm but it isn't an album I'd casually listen to like I'd have to be in a specific mood I'd switch the position with Bulletproof Heart.

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40 minutes ago, Mint said:

Muse is NOT trash awk1

I like Slave To The Rhythm but it isn't an album I'd casually listen to like I'd have to be in a specific mood I'd switch the position with Bulletproof Heart.

It is a basic disco music, just like her other disco albums. xtina11

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Mine would be :

 #1 Nightclubbing

 #2 Warm Leatherette

 #3 Living My Life

 #4 Portfolio

 #5 Hurricane

 #6 Slave To The Rhythm

 #7 Fame

 #8 Muse

 #9 Bulletproof Heart

#10 Inside Story

 

I mainly prefer the 3 Compass Point albums, but there is stuff I like from all of her other albums too.

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On 3/25/2017 at 6:17 AM, Babakazoo said:

Mine would be :

 #1 Nightclubbing

 #2 Warm Leatherette

 #3 Living My Life

 #4 Portfolio

 #5 Hurricane

 #6 Slave To The Rhythm

 #7 Fame

 #8 Muse

 #9 Bulletproof Heart

#10 Inside Story

 

I mainly prefer the 3 Compass Point albums, but there is stuff I like from all of her other albums too.

Inside Story last? orly1 

It is one of my favorite albums by Grace. eve1 

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