The new Prince album.

On first listen, it sounds like it doesn’t suck.

Sigh of relief. I suppose it’s too much to ask Prince to change my life again, but it’s been too long.

More to the point, it’s an indicator of my current mood that I thought one of the songs was titled “Te Amo Cortizone.”

UPDATE: False alarm. It does suck.

Prince is really gonna give it to you this time. You want it? ‘Cause he’s gonna give it to you. What is he going to give you? Salvation. Jehovah-style salvation.

Let’s just say, Slow Train Coming it’s not.
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7 Responses to “3121”
  1. eronanke says:

    BOOO URNS! I like it. “Black Sweat” is on my workout playlist!

  2. r_sikoryak says:

    What other Prince albums correspond to Bob Dylan albums?

    Hey, wait a minute– isn’t this supposed to be about movies?
    Shouldn’t you be watching Graffiti Bridge?
    It’s not going to watch itself!

    • Anonymous says:

      What other Prince albums correspond to Bob Dylan albums?

      Purple Rain = Highway 61 Revisited
      Sign O the Times = Blonde on Blonde
      Songs From the Vault = Knocked Out Loaded
      Chaos and Disorder = Down in the Groove
      Rainbow Children = Nashville Skyline
      Crystal Ball = Self Portrait

      After that, the comparisons start to get weak.

  3. craigjclark says:

    I could have told you that. (It’s been on constant rotation at work.) It starts out well, but after the first few tracks it takes a sharp nosedive into Mediocrityville. Overall, I actually think Musicology was better.

  4. clayfoot says:

    Does it just suck compared to Prince’s other work, or is it really that bad in comparison to what else is out there at the moment?

    • Todd says:

      I’m just getting tired of the “He’s back. No, really, he is” promotion of each new Prince album these days. The man was once a genius, used to put out records like Sign O the Times that one could listen to for months and still find unexpected treasures. Now, eh. You get it all in one listen. The songwriting just isn’t there. It sounds lazy and rote.