Name of Album: the rainbow children
Ratings: Personal - 4 General - 4
Release Date: Out Now
Track one, reminds me of Temptation on his Around The World In A Day album, proselytizing with the voice of prophecy. With such a ominous beginning, it is hard to retreat on my accolades. Track 2 (muse 2 the pharaoh): Prince’s musical talent as a composer, singer, musician and lyricist has reached a nadir here - it has been a while since i could say i truly appreciated his work - not ever since I got off the P-Train at Parade, right before it left for The Sign o' the Times and on its merry wayward way.
Track four (the work pt. 1) has a mix of James Brown-Michael Jackson’s yipes mixed with Prince’s own moans - and the horns make you feel like your back at the Apollo with JB, sustaining this song in the vein of a classic R&B rhythm. Tracks 5-6 (everywhere and the sensual thereafter) are mediocre. Seven slithered with the mellow hiss of musical sensuality as only Prince knows how to sibilantly sing - just like "International Lover" and "Do Me, Baby." 8 (1+1+1 is 3) was depressing, as it was not holding up the standard set by its fellow tracks. 11 (she loves me 4 me) is actually quite pleasant, unlike some of the Prince’s music, which can test you or attempts to experiment, rebel or stretch the margins.
13 — the everlasting now—almost seems to bring the Christianity preached here full circle and really strikes the chord that provokes one to see that this album as a whole is the most religious to date, regardless of Prince’s trademark irreverence.