Hey, all, Renegade here; welcome to my new blog, Two Guys Review Prince. This blog will be separate from my normal music reviews since I'm primarily focused here on a single artist as opposed to multiple. In this case, I'm looking at all 39 albums by legendary singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Prince, otherwise known as (among other names) the Purple One and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Joining me in my ambitious crusade is my close friend and co-writer of literatures @GreyKnight151, a self-admitted non-fan of Prince. I chose him specifically because I want to look at the expansive discography from two perspectives - that of a Prince fan (myself, albeit my preferences lean towards his most famous work in the 1980s) and from that of a newbie (Grey). Like my regular music reviews, these will be structured like so:
-Information, including tracklisting and personnel
-Analysis of each track (further split between my comments and Grey's)
-Overall thoughts on the album from the both of us
-Final scores, using a 10-point rating scale
On a much larger scale, however, is how the blog is organized; it's arranged into five periods encompassing the entirety of Prince's career: The '70's, the '80's, the '90's, the 2000s, and 2010s. In between are bridging interludes where we briefly recap the preceding period, and discuss the highs and lows, as well as any specific tracks or albums we've taken likings to.
Below is an index that links to (or will link to, rather) each decade and the corresponding reviews:
THE 70's - For You and Prince (2 albums)
THE 80's - Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign o' the Times, Lovesexy, and Batman (9 albums)
THE 90s - Graffiti Bridge, Diamonds and Pearls, Love Symbol, Come, The Black Album, The Gold Experience, Chaos and Disorder, Emancipation, Crystal Ball, The Truth, The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale, and Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic (12 albums)
THE 2000s - The Rainbow Children, One Nite Alone, Xpectation, N.E.W.S, Musicology, The Chocolate Invasion, The Slaughterhouse, 3121, Planet Earth, Lotusflow3r, and MPLSound (11 albums).
THE 2010s - 20Ten, Plectrumelectrum, Art Official Age, HITnRUN Phase One, and HITnRun Phase Two (5 albums).