13 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After dominating pop charts in the ‘80s, Prince returned to his R&B roots with Diamonds and Pearls, an album that features some of his most undeniably strong singles. The horsepower under the hood is his backing band, The New Power Generation, who bring maximalist urban-jazz opulence (i.e. digital sitar and wind chimes) and glossy, funk-infused grooves. When it connects—as it does on the epic title track or brilliantly raunchy “Cream” and “Gett Off”—it results in some of the catchiest work of his career. His foray into hip-hop, “Jughead”; the shimmering swing of “Strollin’”; and the politically charged “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” demonstrate Prince’s passion for continuing to push boundaries.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After dominating pop charts in the ‘80s, Prince returned to his R&B roots with Diamonds and Pearls, an album that features some of his most undeniably strong singles. The horsepower under the hood is his backing band, The New Power Generation, who bring maximalist urban-jazz opulence (i.e. digital sitar and wind chimes) and glossy, funk-infused grooves. When it connects—as it does on the epic title track or brilliantly raunchy “Cream” and “Gett Off”—it results in some of the catchiest work of his career. His foray into hip-hop, “Jughead”; the shimmering swing of “Strollin’”; and the politically charged “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” demonstrate Prince’s passion for continuing to push boundaries.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
134 Ratings
134 Ratings
diz4114 ,

remeber

i would sit in my room with the lights off with headphones almost as big as my head
listening to this i think i was 5-6, loveing the quality of the record and i had no idea
of the sexuality on every track. but this is a great album then and now.

Justin Trissel ,

Great Album

I originally got this album from another site and I must say, I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I also would like to ask itunes to put up the Love Symbol Album, that one was my favorite, it features the hit singles "My Name Is Prince and "7".

Mbenz78 ,

Great Album

One of many great albums. I recommend this album its a classic.

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