The recently-departed Prince was always happy to pursue Controversy. This fourth album of his achieves that by combining Prince’s super-sexual obsessions with political comment (see ‘Ronnie, Talk to Russia’ for example). All to the funkiest imaginable synth-grooves, needless to say. Vinyl reissue on Warner Bros.
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8/10 Jack 12th May 2016
This was the last album of Prince's early work. It featured soulful blend of rock and dance and was quite innovative with its use of early 80s synthesiser. The best songs are the epic title track and trippy Pink Floydish "Annie Christian." This album did sound a bit too much like its predecessor Dirty Mind and is simply not as good as Dirty Mind. It was also Prince's last imperfect album for about 8 years. (What follows were the string of classics in the mid 80s.) If you like Dirty Mind check Controversy out.
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