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3121 by Prince

Prince

3121

Release Date: Mar 21, 2006

Genre(s): Rock, Pop, R&B

Record label: Universal

80

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Album Review: 3121 by Prince

Excellent, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Musicology was a self-conscious comeback, a record designed to return Prince to the spotlight and the charts, and it worked: even if it spawned no big hits, the 2004 LP became his first album to crack the Billboard Top Ten since 1995's The Gold Experience, get a fair amount of radio play, and get a bunch of positive press, along with a well-received tour. Prince no longer seemed like an eccentric consigned to the fringes: he seemed like a savvy pro, reclaiming a reputation and respect that he'd lost. That he did it with an album that sounded uncannily like a deliberate return to classic Prince as performed by the New Power Generation was almost beside the point: it was enough that he sounded engaged, and that he made a focused, purposeful album.

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