Prince: Love Symbol (1992)

prince symbolBy Scott Goldfine

Musical styles collide for a rollercoaster ride of varying tempos on sex-God dualist Prince and the New Power Generation’s new album. Loosely based around the story of a pop star’s wooing of a Middle Eastern princess, this lengthy effort is a vocal tour de force.

Not every track’s a keeper, but the first LP under Prince’s reported $100 million deal is more consistent than 1991’s “Diamonds and Pearls.” Actress Kirstie Alley plays a recurring reporter role throughout the album.

GRADE: A

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