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Sign O' The Times

Advantages: An original sounding double disc
Disadvantages: Some of the songs are a little dated

I have to admit that Iím filled with trepidation at the prospect of writing this review. As any of you who have cast your critical eyes over my previous Prince album ops will know (and if you havenít looked, please donít), they were, well, crap. In my def ...

KTDouthwaite 23.03.2005 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Sign 'O' the Times - Prince

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The opus!

Advantages: Uplifting; thoughful; style-spanning and funky; lyrics printed in full
Disadvantages: The price of the album varies so shop around!

Quite simply for me this double album is Prince's opus. Heavily jazz influenced whilst combining Prince's ability to produce avant garde soul, funk and pop/rock numbers and the distinctive quirky qualities from a Prince record - what more could I have ask ...

d_w86 31.07.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Sign Of The Times-Prince (Can I still call him that?)

Advantages: Familiar,catchy,poppy classic tunes that helped to define the 80s era.
Disadvantages: He is sometimes annoying experimental but this album does stay quite consistent throughout.

Ok, so I know that Prince (oops sorry! The artist formerly known as Prince) is a bit old school but I honestly feel that his music is still relevant nowadays. Sure he is a bit of a loony, with all the symbol stuff/media p*ss take stunts and all but the mu ...

SpookyMoon 29.05.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Still vibrant, still one of the best...

Advantages: One of the great albums of all time..
Disadvantages: If you can spot one, please let me know in the Comments section!

Back when I was 13 years old, I had a good friend who was into rap music in a big way. When I used to visit his house, you could be sure that something by Run DMC or LL Cool J would be on his (at the time) stupidly large cassette deck, and, to be honest, ...

Maylie 18.01.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Parental Advisory) [PA] - Public Enemy

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Don't need a best of

Advantages: Many a cracking tune
Disadvantages: better off getting albums

Musically, this album is great. I absolutely love P-Funk and especially Parliament. Starchild, choclate city, funkenstein and many other cracking tunes are here, but there are some glaring ommisions in the track list. there are no extended jams that Parli ...

King_Dom 29.09.2005 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Get Funked Up! (The Ultimate Collection) - Parliament

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