Prince - Musicology
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Prince - Musicology

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Now comes Musicology, as appealing, focused and straight-up satisfying an album as Prince has made since who can remember when. It’s open, easygoing and inclusive, the sort of album anyone might like. Most notably, Musicology restores a refreshing sense of songcraft to Prince’s writing. Rather than seeming like mere sketches, as so much of his recent work has, each track on the album is distinct, coherent and rigorously uncluttered — whether it’s a bluesy lament such as “On the Couch,” a lovelorn meditation like “A Million Days” or a stop-time jam such as “If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life.” And the singer makes it clear that he has learned that rigor from the masters. “Wish I had a dollar for every time you say/’Don’t you miss the feeling music gave you back in the day?’ ” he sings over an insinuating bass line on the title track. Then, like Arthur Conley calling out to the R&B pantheon in his 1967 hit “Sweet Soul Music,” Prince names names: ” ‘Let’s Groove,’ ‘September’ — Earth, Wind and Fire/’Hot Pants,’ by James/Sly’s gonna take you higher.” -Rolling Stone 


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