Prince is an artist that people desperately want to be good. Someone, somewhere will always suggest that his latest offering is a return to mid-80s form, even if, as in recent years, his latest offering is a jazz concept album about the Jehovah's Witnesses. This time, however, even Prince seems convinced he is back in shape. The opening track ends with snippets of his old hits, while titles such as Life O' The Party offer bullish echoes of his glory years.
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