13 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2014, Prince released two LPs simultaneously: the 3RDEYEGIRL collaboration PLECTRUMELECTRUM and this solo outing. Ostensibly a concept album about a man who wakes up 45 years in the future, ART OFFICIAL AGE is a sprawling, spacey R&B fantasia. While the techno beat and airhorns that adorn the playful “ART OFFICIAL CAGE” slyly wink at the era’s fascination with digital recording technology, the album is also a return to form: The slinky, funked-out stunner “CLOUDS” and the pop-ballad odyssey “BREAKDOWN” feel like classics from a bygone era.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2014, Prince released two LPs simultaneously: the 3RDEYEGIRL collaboration PLECTRUMELECTRUM and this solo outing. Ostensibly a concept album about a man who wakes up 45 years in the future, ART OFFICIAL AGE is a sprawling, spacey R&B fantasia. While the techno beat and airhorns that adorn the playful “ART OFFICIAL CAGE” slyly wink at the era’s fascination with digital recording technology, the album is also a return to form: The slinky, funked-out stunner “CLOUDS” and the pop-ballad odyssey “BREAKDOWN” feel like classics from a bygone era.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

3rdEye(+> ,

Mr. Nelson... Mr. Nelson....

I have been on this funky journey with Prince for a long, long time. He has outlasted every other "artist" out there and continues to outperform and shine better than anyone else... current or past. Prince is so innovative, that many of his "old" fans from the 80's era can't keep up with him. They will say things like his music today is not as good as the past... that is pure 100% crap. His music has grown into something much more than just a dance tune on the top 40. His music enlightens, it takes you on a journey through sound and words.. it transcends. Those who use the same ol' I miss the old Prince need to find the Bieber forums and stay there. Those who call people like me "sheep" do not comprehend real music by real musicians... they're only concern is what is going to make them feel like the summer '84. What a waste... people flood to his concerts and he has the right and freedom to do whatever he wants. Other muscians who actually pick up an instrument, like myself, understand the genius in what he does with every song. A real musician is not making music to please the masses like the Illuminati "thugs" out there... real musicians live for the creative process... Prince has captured this process in one hand and let the music flow out of the other hand. Those who rate his new music low or say it's not as "good" need to pick up a guitar and try to keep up... Go PRINCE It's gonna b a Purple Fall after all...

Mymondo ,

The Genius is Back

Amazing! Genius! This is gonna be a funky kind of fall with all this new killer Prince music!

Dreaca09 ,

Can't WAIT!!!!!!

This is going to be an awesome album! Great music is needed! "Never underestimate the power of a kiss on her neck that she doesn't expect" Prince = Musical/lyrical Genius glad he hasn't chosen to stop using and sharing his gift with those who appreciate it! :)

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