Warner Bros.
Release date
13 Feb 2007
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Controversy 3:35 83,480
2 Sexuality 4:21 20,863
3 Do Me, Baby 3:57 36,866
4 Private Joy 4:29 15,266
5 Ronnie, Talk To Russia 1:58 13,849
6 Let's Work 3:54 18,166
7 Annie Christian 4:22 12,680
8 Jack U Off 3:09 14,963

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Controversy continues in the same vein of new wave-tinged funk on Dirty Mind, emphasizing Prince’s fascination with synthesizers and synthesizing disparate pop music genres. It is also more ambitious than its predecessor, attempting to tackle social protest (“Controversy,” “Ronnie, Talk to Russia,” “Annie Christian”) along with sex songs (“Jack U Off,” “Sexuality”), and it tries hard to bring funk to a rock audience and vice versa. Even with all of Prince’s ambitions, the music on Controversy doesn’t represent a significant breakthrough from Dirty Mind, and it is often considerably less catchy and memorable. Nevertheless, Prince’s talents as musician make the record enjoyable, even if it isn’t as compelling as most of his catalog.

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  • WickedProphet


    15 Mar 4:36pm Reply
  • renatonrenaton

    I don't think it's better than Dirty Mind or 1999 (two of his three best albums), but I do love it so fucking much.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about albums of Prince !

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • grimel0rd

    just had to get this one when i heard Controversy and Sexuality on the radio back in 1981...

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ClaudioGurgel

    “Controversy” é a evolução de seu predecessor “Dirty Mind”, onde a grande diferença está na pitada política que Prince botou em algumas músicas. A faixa título abre o trabalho antecipando o estilo que viria acontecer no “1999” e com a banda The Revolution, que passou o acompanhar em 84 com guitarras limpas cheias de levadas ritmadas que dão inveja em qualquer guitarrista. “Do Me Baby” é uma balada que tem seu clássico falsete junto a uma sexy interpretação cinco estrelas. “Let’s Work” foi o single do álbum que alcançou a melhor posição nas paradas, mas para mim, o grande destaque é a faixa “Annie Christian”, que além de ter uma sonoridade bem diferente, com acordes dissonantes, ainda tem uma letra para levantar os cabelos de qualquer puritano.

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • BlackBuddha1

    Just classic Prince.

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ilovemuzik214

    better than dirty mind and 1999

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Candi_Cane_

    <3 it!

    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tekkie69

    Swaggering Lively Eccentric Playful Quirky Stylish Party/ Celebratory Bright Irreverent Sexy Freewheeling Rousing Brash Provocative

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • Funkuccino

    I don't think so, blackitolism -.-'

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ExhaltedOne

    Do Me, Baby is the ULTIMATE slow jam!

    1 Sep 2008 Reply
  • JaysonCecala

    Brilliance on vinyl

    11 Jul 2008 Reply
  • bowie_fan87


    28 Feb 2008 Reply

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