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A good album........if you give it a chance.
on 23 November 1999
What we have here upon the first listen is a poor CD. There are no outstanding tracks to speak of, there are only 10 tracks,(we are used to plenty more) and the whole album, at first listen, seems a little flat. However, this CD contains some surprises, notably the fact that the album has been produced to perfection. Sure there are no killer tracks, but the tracks included feel right. From the jazzy drawn out jam of Come, to the racy lyrics of Pheremone, this album grows on the listener. With the track Loose, Prince sounds as if he went crazy in the studio, it is a great dance track. The track Papa, about child abuse, shows that the man can still combine his musical talents with topical issues. Then on to Race and Dark, two tracks oozing in class, combining his trademark funk and gospel. So, this CD is an odd release, but give it a go and what you have is an accomplished collection of songs that confirms the mans genius.