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Already infamous for his provocative lyrics, Prince continued to shock fans by bringing politics into the mix on 1981’s Controversy, unleashing some of pop’s funkiest protest jams. Powered by pulsating basslines and gleaming synth-pop riffs, tracks like “Controversy” and “Sexuality” are floor-filling anthems that cleverly question identity norms. Of course, no Prince album would be complete without a few lush ballads (“Do Me, Baby”) and raunchy rock jams (“Jack U Off”). Controversy is that perfect Prince combo of deep sensuality and social commentary.

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Controversially Overlooked

Im not just giving it five stars because its Prince. I am giving it five because the all eight tracks on here are so intelligently crafted and yet Prince makes them seem and flow so easy. Controversy and jack u off are outstanding songs, a fantastic successor to dirty mind.

No controversy here

A very good album, paled a little by the passage of time, but let us not forget that this album is over 20 years old, and still sounds pretty fresh and Funky. (OK forget about Ronnie talk to Russia - but it was important at the time guys! remember your Cold War History!). Better by far than some of his recent inconsistent output , this one deserves a place on the Playlist of every Prince Fan.


This album is still fantastic after all these years!!!! Love it ! Love it ! Love it!!! One song is definitely a few repeats is Do Me Baby!!! Fantastic


Born: 07 June 1958 in Minneapolis, MN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums, wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince showed remarkable stylistic growth...
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