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NOT purple rain part 2- NOT a bad thing though....,
By A Customer
This review is from: Around The World In A Day (Audio CD)
The follow up to Purple Rain, an admittedly on a frist listen it's impossible not to be a little dissapointed. After you've given the album a few goes, you may find you actually prefer it to Purple Rain- it's a very different album.
the opener, and title track is very hippy-dippy, middle eastern, with some good bass beats, but it's nothing particularly special. 'Paisley Park' has a good glam rock groove, and a nagging hook that goes around your head for a while. Like Purple Rain, the third track in is a vastly over the top ballad- akin to 'The Beautiful Ones'; called 'Condition of the heart' after a bery long (too long) build up, there lies a very dramtic, original song. The most commercial moment pops up afterwards as a relief, the excellnet 'raspberry beret'- which is string laden and jaunty.
'Tambourine' dissapoints, and shreiks 'Filler' everytime- use the skip for this one. 'AMerica' is brilliant though- a real catchy one, as its the brilliant 'Pop Life', which has a great groove, and good chorus. 'The Ladder; is a little bit too slow, but has a nice bit of soul. 'Temptation', unfortunately is another filler- akin to the track 'Do Me Baby' on Controversy- it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long, and rather exhausting.