Art Official Age

Prince - Art Official Age
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2014 Ratings: #370 / 845
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2014 Ratings: #281
September 30, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

An album so hot and memorable it scorches the ears upon first listen. It is a tour de force in style, production, and innovation, and it’s ushered in as such when Prince welcomes his disciples back home. 

90
Exclaim!

As an original whole, Art Official Age is Prince's most complete, most consistent and most contemporary album in a minute. 

84
Paste

For a guy who’s married to his art, let’s call ART OFFICIAL AGE a beautiful renewal of vows.

70
PopMatters

As Art Official Age plays out, it winds up being less of an introduction to a new generation as much as it is the treat for loyal fans that MPLSound tried so hard to be but end up felling short of.

70
musicOMH

He proves with this album that he will experiment and make the music he wants to make: whether it’s funked up sex songs, R’n’B vocals that challenge all before him, or his own signature sound, he’s going to keep on keeping on.

65
Pitchfork

Art Official Age is not a return to form by any means, but a modestly exciting Prince album. 

60
AllMusic

Despite all these winking allusions to his past, Art Official Age feels of piece not with the Revolution but rather the New Power Generation: underneath the squalls of guitar, psychedelic soul harmonies, and impish humor, this is a full-fledged R&B album, one that often echoes Diamonds and Pearls.

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MISC LISTS

#2/Rolling Stone (R&B)

Track List

  1. ART OFFICIAL CAGE
  2. CLOUDS
  3. BREAKDOWN
  4. THE GOLD STANDARD
  5. U KNOW
  6. BREAKFAST CAN WAIT
  7. THIS COULD BE US
  8. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
  9. affirmation I & II
  10. WAY BACK HOME
  11. FUNKNROLL
  12. TIME
  13. affirmation III
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