Prince 3121 Review

Album. Released 2006.  

BBC Review

Prince revolutionised popular music 20 years ago, and it's taken that long for the...

Matt Harvey 2004

Prince revolutionised popular music 20 years ago, and it's taken that long for the world to catch up. It's a hard legacy for anyone to live up to.

The eclecticism of 3121 harks back to that 80s golden age. There's the addictive groove of the title track, the cheesy - but deeply satisfying - boss nova of "Te Amo Corazon", and a supremely competent funk work out by the name of "Get On The Boat".

Despite a few too many insipid ballads, it's his most focused album in years; devotees of classic Prince will love it. It's not anything new, but then changing the course of music twice in a lifetime is probably just a little too much to ask for...

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