The Gold Experience
Prince tacked his final top 10 single, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” onto an album that’s harder, friskier, and just plain weirder than that graceful hit’s gentle ’70s soft-R&B falsetto might have you expect. “P. Control” is the salacious and admiring tale of a self-sufficient woman, “Endorphinmachine” a hecka slammin’ slab of guitar funk, “Eye Hate U” a seductive and conflicted psychodrama, and “We March” a militant anti-racist protest anthem. The Gold Experience is as close as Prince came to a masterpiece in the ’90s.