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Head (Prince song)

This article is about the Prince album. For the album's title song, see Dirty Mind (song). For the Pipettes song, see Dirty Mind (Pipettes song).
Dirty Mind
Prince
Released October 8, 1980
Recorded May–June 1980
Genre Post-disco,[1] funk, new wave[2]
Length 30:14
Label Warner Bros.
BSK 3478
Producer Prince
Prince chronology

Prince
(1979)
Dirty Mind
(1980)
Controversy
(1981)
Singles from Dirty Mind
  1. "Uptown"
    Released: September 10, 1980
  2. "Dirty Mind"
    Released: November 26, 1980
  3. "Do It All Night"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[4]
Blender 5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A[5]
Entertainment Weekly A[6]
Los Angeles Times (favorable)[7]
No Ripcord (10/10)[8]
PopMatters (favorable)[9]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars (1981)[10] (1999)[11]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars (2004)[12]

Dirty Mind is the third studio album by American musician Prince, released October 8, 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. It was produced, arranged and composed primarily by Prince.[12] The album debuted at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart,[13] and earned widespread acclaim from music critics.[14] On June 6, 1984, it was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America.[15] Pitchfork Media ranked Dirty Mind number 87 on its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.[16] In 2003, the album was ranked number 204 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[17] Slant Magazine listed the album at #53 on its list of the "Best Albums of the 1980s".[18]

Composition

According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), "Dirty Mind remains one of the most radical 180-degree turns in pop history."[12] Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times described the music from the album as "confident and highly danceable blend of post-disco funk and tasty, hard-line rock".[1] Prince's songwriting contains prominently sexual lyrics.[19] Keith Harris of Blender characterizes its songs as "confessions of a sex junkie" with "new-wave funk".[2]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Dirty Mind"  Prince, Dr. Fink 4:14
2. "When You Were Mine"  Prince 3:47
3. "Do It All Night"  Prince 3:42
4. "Gotta Broken Heart Again"  Prince 2:16
5. "Uptown"  Prince, André Cymone 5:32
6. "Head"  Prince 4:44
7. "Sister"  Prince 1:31
8. "Partyup"  Prince, Morris Day 4:24

All tracks written by Prince, except where noted. [20]

Side one
  1. "Dirty Mind" (Prince, Dr. Fink) – 4:14
  2. "When You Were Mine" – 3:47
  3. "Do It All Night" – 3:42
  4. "Gotta Broken Heart Again" – 2:16
Side two
  1. "Uptown" (Prince, André Cymone) – 5:32
  2. "Head" – 4:44
  3. "Sister" – 1:31
  4. "Partyup" (Prince, Morris Day) – 4:24

Personnel

  • Dr. Fink - synthesizer (on #1,6)
  • Lisa Coleman - vocals (6)
  • All other vocals and instruments performed by Prince.

[21]

Chart history

Notes

References

External links

  • Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company
  • Discogs
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