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 »