1 Song, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the epic wake of Sign O’ the Times and simmering controversy over The Black Album, Lovesexy feels like a throwback to the mercurial, smash-and-grab brilliance of Prince's early days. It draws on the innovations of his preceding albums, updating the electro-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day on the hook-laden “Alphabet Street” and revisiting lighters-up balladry on the ethereal “When 2 R In Love.” Prince’s budding spirituality pierces through the clouds on “I Wish U Heaven” and “Anna Stesia," a theme he would build upon and dedicate himself to the rest of his recording career. The end result is a tight and accomplished album that ranks amongst Prince’s most slept-on.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the epic wake of Sign O’ the Times and simmering controversy over The Black Album, Lovesexy feels like a throwback to the mercurial, smash-and-grab brilliance of Prince's early days. It draws on the innovations of his preceding albums, updating the electro-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day on the hook-laden “Alphabet Street” and revisiting lighters-up balladry on the ethereal “When 2 R In Love.” Prince’s budding spirituality pierces through the clouds on “I Wish U Heaven” and “Anna Stesia," a theme he would build upon and dedicate himself to the rest of his recording career. The end result is a tight and accomplished album that ranks amongst Prince’s most slept-on.

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