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The Gold Experience is an album released by Prince (his stage name at that time being the love symbol he created) on September 26, 1995. The album is considered by some fans to be the Purple Rain of the 1990s, due to the rock and roll feel, accessibility of the tracks, and Prince's own admission that the song, "Gold" would be the next "Purple Rain".

Prince wanted to release The Gold Experience under the symbolic moniker in 1994, alongside Come… read more



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  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    Newpower Soul and Rave are the nadir. I don't like besmirching P's work (especially now) but I have to be honest.
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    Yeah, to be fair it wasn't a steep decline but the albums definitely became patchier.
  • Avatar for MachineOfaDream
    Hm, I don't know. I think there was a lot of good stuff after this one. Although I suppose I would take the first half of his career over the second half.
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    Been re-listening to my Prince collection recently. His discography definitely went downhill after this one. Thankfully he reversed the trend with The Rainbow Children.
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    this album is glorious... possibly his best of his 90s material
  • Avatar for PartySanCTG
    v I could argue there's a lot more than one or two tracks of cruise control, but I mainly just dropped by to add, holy shit, I just noticed that little flute melody from the segue right before "Gold" was borrowed by Ween in "The Mollusk". Way cool.
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    ...well The Gold Experience certainly isn't AS outwardly commercial - it's less fixated on aping contemporary trends (but I think Prince did this very well on O(+>, despite a few embarrassing lyrics). If you can argue that O(+> is overproduced and overwritten then I think you can argue that The Gold Experience has one or two tracks where Prince is on cruise control...
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    Some of Prince's best commercial joints on O(+> but maybe that's what puts some people off... it's definitely not perfect but then what '90s Prince album is?!
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    The Love Symbol Album is better in my opinion...

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