|Workin', workin' up a black sweat [Repeat: x4] I don't want to take my clothes off, But I do. I don't want to turn nobody on, Unless it's you. I...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
UncutA deeply enjoyable pop-funk record. [May 2006, p.114]
While the hooks don't reach out and grab you the way you long for them to, and though the lyrics aren't as smart as we've come to expect from a composer who once claimed to literally write songs in his sleep, 3121 is a wholly listenable and consistent(ly funky) addition to the catalog of one of music's pop pioneers.
New Musical Express (NME)[It] doesn't really sound like Prince at all. [25 Mar 2006, p.35]
VanessaMay 20, 2006Prince combines old and new styles in this album. It is full of energy and as usual the songs are very different. This album is worth having Prince combines old and new styles in this album. It is full of energy and as usual the songs are very different. This album is worth having (as are most of his albums)!… Expand
AdamMar 22, 2006Prince is king. This album is even better than Musicology which I loved. No one is in his league!
GeorgeOverMar 29, 2006It's great to hear he is doin' it his way, and it's workin'
JosephAMar 21, 2006This is really a great record. I gotta admit I was skeptical ,but it actually manages to be better than Musicology, and I thought that one This is really a great record. I gotta admit I was skeptical ,but it actually manages to be better than Musicology, and I thought that one was great too!… Expand
vantMar 26, 2006Some strong tunes, nothing groundbreaking, gets better each time you hear it... but don't all his albums.
DaveRMar 30, 2006"Sam M" gives the record a "3" and says that "Beautiful Loved and Blessed" is the best song--the blandest and most MOR ballad on the record. "Sam M" gives the record a "3" and says that "Beautiful Loved and Blessed" is the best song--the blandest and most MOR ballad on the record. I also dislike when people just grandstand and say it's "bad," with vague, silly criticisms like "the hooks belong on a Disney soundtrack" that are not only inaccurate, the offer no insight into the music; I don't think Prince is an artist where you qualify his new records: "its good, but not as good as..." since his back catalog of songs are great, but not a peak of such excellence that they can never be reached ever again; I'd recommend this record, even if the second half is a bit slower, as it has some great songs. I agree with the people who say he should experiment more, though.… Expand
SamMMar 26, 2006This is such a disappointment when you consider how good the last two albums were. Rainbow Children and Musicology were his best albums since This is such a disappointment when you consider how good the last two albums were. Rainbow Children and Musicology were his best albums since Lovesexy in 1988. i thought 3121 was going to kill... it didn't. These songs wouldn't make an interesting bootleg, let alone a legit album. Lyrically immature, hooks that belong on Disney soundtrack and all around weak. The best song on this CD ,Beautiful Loved and Blessed, even looses its way with the stupid little rap and "Hey Hey Hey wave your hands in the air and say.." He's so much better than that . he needs to take the high road agin and challange us. 3121 has none of what makes him a great artist. He's allowe to go for the $$$, he should jsut warn us next time, thats all.… Expand
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