Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. 90
    Planet Earth is a consistent, exhilarating winner from our reigning genius. [Sep 2007, p.121]
  2. A sound as sharp and renewable as anyone's in pop history.
  3. Though we'll never get another "Purple Rain," it feels right, in a lavender drought, to settle for something at least approaching another "Parade." [27 Jul 2007, p. 64]
  4. Planet Earth marks a slight improvement on that one ["3121"], which is progress of a sort, but incremental advances like this almost guarantee that the marketing hoo-hah will get more attention anyway.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Oct 12, 2010
    One of Prince's better 'new' albums, Planet Earth is probably worth more than a free hand out in the Daily Mail. Apart from its strange release idea it has some decent highlights. 'Guitar' is a good song if pushed a little too much as a single and 'Chelsea Rogers' is some damn good soul. There are some fillers as well, a grainy slow jazz number which name eludes me now. The title track is nice and epic but lacks a true Prince vibe. One thing we learn from the album is that Prince is at his best when he is doing his own thing. Full Review »
  2. JamieS.
    Sep 27, 2007
    My Lord...This just STINKS!!!!! I have loved Prince through thick and thin...I own all cd's including spinoff work...but come on, this is so bad. There is not one listenable song on this. Most sound like someone in high school who has just written his first song- ala' "Lion of Judah" or "Guitar". What happened to the Purple Genius?? He ran out of ideas I guess. Full Review »
  3. GaryC
    Sep 1, 2007
    Fantastic album. Well arranged and well composed.