Pandemonium (The Time album)

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Pandemonium
Studio album by The Time
Released July 10, 1990
Recorded 1989-1990
Genre Funk, R&B, pop
Length 65:12
Label Paisley Park/Reprise
27490
Producer The Time, Prince
The Time chronology
Ice Cream Castle
(1984)
Pandemonium
(1990)
Condensate
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Pandemonium is a 1990 album by The Time. Much like the three previous albums, the album consists of music in the funk-pop or ballad genre, although this album breaks the 6-song album tradition. The album is a tie-in with the film Graffiti Bridge and several songs from the album appear in the film.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and "Jerk Out" became one of the band's biggest singles. The second single, "Chocolate" didn't fare as well.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dreamland" – 3:08
  2. "Pandemonium" – 4:11
  3. "Sexy Socialites" – 0:23
  4. "Jerk Out" – 6:49
  5. "Yount" – 0:22
  6. "Blondie" – 6:27
  7. "Donald Trump (Black Version)" – 4:33
  8. "Chocolate" – 7:31
  9. "Cooking Class" – 0:42
  10. "Skillet" – 6:11
  11. "It's Your World" – 5:25
  12. "Sometimes I Get Lonely" – 6:15
  13. "Data Bank" – 5:36
  14. "My Summertime Thang" – 6:52
  15. "Pretty Little Women" – 0:46

Reception[edit]

"The songs' obsessions with sex, food and time scream 'concept'," remarked Michele Kirsch in a 4|5 review for Select, "but only in a fun, sexy, blaxploitation movie soundtrack kind of way. Lots of background jive talk, chat up lines and bogus off-tape comments make you feel like you're gatecrashing a party at the point where everybody pairs off to go to his or her place… Bastard sons of George Clinton, take a bow."[2]

Singles and chart placings[edit]

  1. "Jerk Out"
  2. "Mo' Jerk Out" – 7" single
  3. "Get It Up" – 12" single
  4. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Mix) – 12" single
  5. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Edit) – 12" single
  6. "Jerk Out" (A Capella) – 12" single
  7. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Dub) – 12" single
  8. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Instrumental) – 12" single
  1. "Chocolate"
  2. "My Drawers"
  3. "Chocolate" (12 Inch Remix) – 12" single
  4. "Chocolate" (Tootsie Roll Club Mix) – 12" single
  5. "Chocolate" (Instrumental) – 12" single
  6. "Chocolate" (Percapella) – 12" single

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