is the third Dirty Mind studio album by American musician Prince, released October 8, 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. It was produced, arranged and composed primarily by Prince. The album debuted at number 63 on the US [12 ] chart, Billboard 200 and earned widespread acclaim from music critics. [13 ] On June 6, 1984, it was certified [14 ] 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. In 2003, the album was ranked number 204 on [16 ] magazine's list of Rolling Stone 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 [ edit ]
(2004), " The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Dirty Mind remains one of the most radical 180-degree turns in pop history." Robert Hilburn of the [12 ] described the music from the album as "confident and highly danceable blend of Los Angeles Times post-disco funk and tasty, hard-line rock". Prince's songwriting contains prominently sexual lyrics. [1 ] Keith Harris of [19 ] characterizes its songs as "confessions of a sex junkie" with " Blender new-wave funk". [2 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted
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Personnel [ edit ]
Dr. Fink - synthesizer (on "Dirty Mind" and "Head")
Lisa Coleman - vocals ("Head") All other vocals and instruments performed by Prince.
Chart history [ edit ]
^ a b Nilsen, Per (2004). Dance Music Sex Romance: Prince: The First Decade. SAF Publishing Ltd, 2004, p. 87. ISBN 094671964
^ a b c Harris, Keith (June–July 2001). "Every Original CD Reviewed - Prince". (Alpha Media Group) (1). Blender
^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. " Dirty Mind - Prince." Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
^ Phipps, Keith (2009-04-24). " Primer: Prince." . Retrieved on 2010-01-01. The A.V. Club
^ Christgau, Robert. " Consumer Guide: ". Dirty Mind : 1980. The Village Voice
^ Browne, David (1990-09-21). " Purple Products." . Retrieved on 2010-01-01. Entertainment Weekly
^ Johnson, Connie. " A Prince of Punk/Funk". : S83. December 7, 1980. (Transcription of original review at Los Angeles Times talk page)
^ Booker, George (2009-05-20). " Prince: Dirty Mind - Music Review." No Ripcord. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
^ Robinson, Charlotte. " Prince: Dirty Mind." PopMatters. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
^ Tucker, Ken (1981-02-19). " Dirty Mind." . Retrieved on 2010-01-01. Rolling Stone
^ Schruers, Fred (1999-09-16). "Prince: Dirty Mind : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24 . Retrieved 2012-07-31.
^ a b c Hoard, Christian. " The Rolling Stone Album Guide". Rolling Stone: 655. November 2, 2004.
^ Columnist. " Tops in Pops". : G2. November 3, 1980. Los Angeles Times
^ Holden, Stephen. Prince, A Renegade. . Retrieved on 2010-01-01. The New York Times
^ Gold & Platinum: Searchable Database. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
^ Staff. Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
^ Staff. RS500: 204) . Dirty Mind Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
^ Columnist. " Prince's Song Lyrics are X-Rated". Los Angeles Times: December 1980. Note: Original article reprinted in . The Tuscaloosa News
^ Billboard Albums: . Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-01. Dirty Mind
References [ edit ]
Nathan Brackett, Christian Hoard (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
External links [ edit ]