Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Prince had also constructed an album dominated by computer funk, but he didn't simply rely on the extended instrumental grooves to carry the album -- he didn't have to when his songwriting was improving by leaps and bounds.
The first side of the record contained all of the hit singles, and, unsurprisingly, they were the ones that contained the least amount of electronics. After that opening salvo, all the rules go out the window -- "Let's Pretend We're Married" is a salacious extended lust letter, "Free" is an elegiac anthem, "All the Critics Love U in New York" is a vicious attack at hipsters, and "Lady Cab Driver," with its notorious bridge, is the culmination of all of his sexual fantasies. Sure, Prince stretches out a bit too much over the course of , but the result is a stunning display of raw talent, not wallowing indulgence.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. If you sift, you will find jewels. A rare case of Prince doing something for cash and profile. Prince comes in from the cold with his first major label Columbia release in years, and an impressive cast of collaborators Sheila E, Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer.
Startlingly successful self-released double, or triple it was packaged with the debut by Prince protege Bria Valente , featuring some of his heaviest riffing for some time. Much cooler than it has any right to be.
Unintentionally tittersome title aside, an inconsistent patchwork of tracks previously given away on his NPG Music Club website. Gigs around this time could be hard work. Four very long minute instrumental jazz funk tracks, chiefly intended as a vehicle for saxophonist Eric Leeds.
Prince: every album rated — and ranked. Simon Price. Fri 22 Apr
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