1 Song, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the epic wake of Sign O’ the Times and simmering controversy over The Black Album, Lovesexy feels like a throwback to the mercurial, smash-and-grab brilliance of Prince's early days. It draws on the innovations of his preceding albums, updating the electro-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day on the hook-laden “Alphabet Street” and revisiting lighters-up balladry on the ethereal “When 2 R In Love.” Prince’s budding spirituality pierces through the clouds on “I Wish U Heaven” and “Anna Stesia," a theme he would build upon and dedicate himself to the rest of his recording career. The end result is a tight and accomplished album that ranks amongst Prince’s most slept-on.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the epic wake of Sign O’ the Times and simmering controversy over The Black Album, Lovesexy feels like a throwback to the mercurial, smash-and-grab brilliance of Prince's early days. It draws on the innovations of his preceding albums, updating the electro-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day on the hook-laden “Alphabet Street” and revisiting lighters-up balladry on the ethereal “When 2 R In Love.” Prince’s budding spirituality pierces through the clouds on “I Wish U Heaven” and “Anna Stesia," a theme he would build upon and dedicate himself to the rest of his recording career. The end result is a tight and accomplished album that ranks amongst Prince’s most slept-on.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
195 Ratings
195 Ratings
Singen ,

One giant track. Swell.

I bought this CD the day it was released and the "one track" thing ticked me off then. It still ticks me off now. I understand that the "vision" of the album is to have it listened to in one sitting. This "vision" doesn't correlate with the "reality" that people simply don't do that any more - if they ever did.

That said, there's some great music on here, and that's what the three stars represent. It isn't a five-star album, but Prince should be glad I'm only dinging him one star for the inconvenience of having to make a CD, cut up the giant track into manageable MP3s and re-import to my iPod.

TheShawnW ,

Have you had your plus sign today?

I believe this to be one of Prince's best albums, but then again, I loved Parade. Eye No, Love Sexy, I Wish You Heaven and Positivity are genius. Yes, it was tracked as one track upon it's initial release, however, the European pressings are indexed into 9 tracks. Contrary to popular belief, the tracked version is not rare. Buy both versions. Ultimately it's the music that matters most, and this is a trip you can afford to take twice.

Todd Clifton ,

Visionary Music From The Best

There's a reason Prince fans refer to him as "The Man." No one can touch him. Ask any musician. Even those that don't like his music will admit he's a master. This album is what happens when a master focuses his energies. Incredible.

This gets 5 even though it's still one track. I dig the vision, and try to honor it whenever possible by listening to the whole thing at once. Still, the Chemical Brothers did the one-song thing with Brothers Gonna Work It Out, yet still gave their fans individual tracks. You can have both, and I wish Prince would have given us that.

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