#3: Sign O’ the Times
This gem of a double album came out in 1987 and it was the first Prince album I actually owned myself and believe me, I played it until the needle broke. I used to stare at the album cover (inside and out) for hours. Prince had this whole peach and black thing going on (as mentioned in “U Got the Look”) and the inside cover contains a picture of him sitting in front of what I swear looks like my mother’s living room window sporting a peach outfit, glasses and fierce hair. He was fucking beautiful and stimulated quite a few dreams and fantasies. I am not ashamed to admit this. Hell, y’all know me by now. Men inspire me.