Sign "O" the Times

Prince - Sign "O" the Times
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1987 Ratings: #1 / 100
User Score
Based on 532 ratings
1987 Ratings: #1
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

In its own roundabout way, Sign 'O' the Times is the sound of the late '80s -- it's the sound of the good times collapsing and how all that doubt and fear can be ignored if you just dance those problems away.

100
Rolling Stone
Both discs are heavy with songs about hot sex ("Slow Love," "Hot Thing"), but those songs are outweighed by the towering ballads about love and commitment. "Adore" remains one of the greatest love songs of all time and continues to make women weak and wet with its opening promise: "Until the end of time, I'll be there for you." Even in a world so hopeless, Prince seems to say, love can conquer all.
100
Slant Magazine

Sign 'O' the Times begins a fragmented mess, sifting through the wreckage of a shuttle explosion and the AIDS crisis, but it ends with a singular baptismal flourish.

100
Entertainment Weekly

Back in form, Prince finally delivers the goods he’d been promising in the wake of Purple Rain.

100
Pitchfork
All these years later, it’s still a vibrant thing, the product of a great artist at the height of his powers.
100
The Guardian
Prince the polymath in full and frightening effect, across funk, rock and genres yet to be given names. A double album with scarcely a sub-phenomenal moment.
MasterCrackfox
95
Keeping up with Prince is, unsurprisingly, impossible. When listening to Purple Rain your head might have spun from just how many directions the artist was going by bending pop genres left and right. Then on his follow up album, he would shift once again into new territory, with Around the World in a Day bringing in psychedelic flourishes throughout that made it clear that Prince hadn't lost his sense of experimentation. Sign "O" the Times is in many ways the magnum opus of Prince as ... read more
JeremiahMurphy
100
Yes. yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes im sorrry this is a lazy review but what can i say i mean album is just a yes yes yes yes yes
ARTPOP
82
Sign 'O' The Times 7.4πŸ’š

Play In The Sunshine 8.8πŸ’š

Housequake 9.0πŸ’š

The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 9.6πŸ’š

It 8.5πŸ’š

Starfish And Coffee 6.3πŸ’š

Slow Love 7.3πŸ’š

Hot Thing 8.1πŸ’š

Forever In My Life 8.2πŸ’š

U Got The Look 8.6πŸ’š

If I Was Your Girlfriend 7.2πŸ’š

Strange Relationship 8.3πŸ’š

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 10.0πŸ’š

The Cross 9.3πŸ’š

It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night 8.4πŸ’š

Adore 7.3πŸ’š

Nota Final:82πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š(Muito Bom)⭐
Slush_Puppy
92
I'm absolutely flawed. Only artists with absurd amounts of talent are able to make albums that are 75+ minutes and make the whole listening experience fly by. Every track is unique and has its place in the tracklist. No filler. Prince just really outdid himself with this release. This album doesn't feel as ambitious as it really is because it keeps you entertained for its whole runtime and it displays Prince's talent on all fronts.

It's vibrant. It's powerful. It's Prince.
ocrakraut
98
My personal Nr.1 in the Book of Prince. This record features all I love about Prince in full bloom. He even invented a second character Camille for a weird "female" voice so there were no artistic boundaries left unbroken. His songwriting is stellar w/ Ballad of Dorothy Parker, If I was your Girlfriend, I could never take the Place of your Man and Sign o´ the Times. He bows down before Joni Mitchell in one of his most convincing weird compositions (Dorothy Parker), he goes from ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sign o' the Times
  2. Play in the Sunshine
  3. Housequake
  4. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
  5. It
  6. Starfish and Coffee
  7. Slow Love
  8. Hot Thing
  9. Forever in My Life
  10. U Got the Look (featuring Sheena Easton)
  11. If I Was Your Girlfriend
  12. Strange Relationship
  13. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
  14. The Cross
  15. It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night
  16. Adore

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Added on: April 14, 2013