Musicology - Prince
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Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: The 45-year-old former squiggle makes a return to form with his first release in three years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It’s a phenomenal album. And best of all, it’s unmistakably Prince.
  2. As appealing, focused and straight-up satisfying an album as Prince has made since who can remember when.
  3. These dozen songs, which swing with the organic, old-school funk Prince began embracing in the late-’80s, also avoid his ‘90s excesses, combining rock and soul as effortlessly and succinctly as he ever has.
  4. At least 'Musicology' reunites us with that trademark Prince sound, that regal sparkle that’s influenced many and been matched by none.
  5. The retro-leaning Musicology... sounds as if Prince is less interested in fighting Mr. Man than in giving in to him. [30 Apr 2004, p.160]
  6. 60
    Might be a primer for his various selves, so redolent are individual tracks of previous songs. [Jun 2004, p.92]
  7. A casual exhibition of Princeliness, stocked with a handful of old tricks but no new ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17