10 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Known for his effortless fusion of fizzy pop fun and ambitious musicality, Prince took a shocking left turn on 1994’s brooding Come, stripping down his funk to a propulsive throb. With The New Power Generation adding delicate touches of swooning jazz and mournful soul, the tender moments on Come can make your heart swell. But at its moody core, it's an album that's all about Prince abandoning himself to the hypnotic power of the groove, whether he’s aiming for the dance floor (“Come”) or the bedroom (the aptly named “Pheromone”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Known for his effortless fusion of fizzy pop fun and ambitious musicality, Prince took a shocking left turn on 1994’s brooding Come, stripping down his funk to a propulsive throb. With The New Power Generation adding delicate touches of swooning jazz and mournful soul, the tender moments on Come can make your heart swell. But at its moody core, it's an album that's all about Prince abandoning himself to the hypnotic power of the groove, whether he’s aiming for the dance floor (“Come”) or the bedroom (the aptly named “Pheromone”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
124 Ratings
124 Ratings
johnnyribcage ,

Great - Don't believe the bad reviews

This album is quite obviously peak 90's Prince. Really, if we want to be real here, this album is only bested by Diamonds and Pearls and probably tied with Gold Experience for about as good as Prince got in the 90's. Anybody giving this a bad review today is probalby in one of 3 boats.

Boat 1 - they bought it when it came out and believe me, it was a weird time for Prince fans in 1993.

Boat 2 - They read a bunch of bad reviews or have bought into the anti-hype that this is somehow a bad album because Prince was on some kind of decline or something then.

Boat 3 - They listened to the samples and decided to rip on it.

Here's the baot to be on - this is a great Prince album. The interludes are a little silly, a little bit much, but come on - it's Prince. The songs are great Come is actually one of the weaker tracks on the album but it's still pretty solid. Things really take off with Space and the cool, weird, trippy, sexy stuff doesn't let up much for the rest of the way. Solo kind of slows things down, but overall, "come" on man, this is good stuff. It's not a literal 5 star album when ranked with all official Prince albums, but it's definitly in the top 15 or so.

OK-Jeff ,

Worth your time

This was supposedly a throwaway album for Prince to get him out of his WB contract. That being said, it's a solid album front to back. The song Come is too long at 11 minutes and Orgasm at the end is basically an orgasm with a guitar solo. However, with the Come concept it actually kind of makes sense.
My favorites are Pheremone, Space, Race, Loose! and Papa. While the title track is too long, Papa could be a little longer. Just when it starts to pick up it ends.
This is an album that will really grow on you. More funk than pop, but it still shows the diversity of Prince's styles.

The Courtney1776 ,

Agree

I agree with other reviewers- this album was overlooked due to his name change and dispute with Warner. People just dissed him all over but there are some amazing tracks on here. Space, Loose, LetitGo... It's hard to rank Prince's best works. Each stands on its own. He was constantly reinventing himself which was hard for people who just wanted another Purple Rain but how many Mona Lisas are there? Just one! Gotta keep moving forward.

This album is worth picking up for sure.

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