Prince, Dirty Mind (1980)
Some days I’m sure this is my favourite Prince album. Other days I decide it’s silly/futile to narrow down at least one decade of genius and selected gems after to just one album. But there’s something about this still. A perfect pop album. As well as being a nasty, sick, strange, devious, deviant, defiant pop album (all part of making it perfect, natch). I’ve owned Dirty Mind on vinyl before – but it was a scuffed and shitty copy. So after eyeing it up on and off for nearly a month I took the $30 plunge for a new, mint copy of the LP. It’s still a regular on my iPod but nice to have it on the turntable now too. And part of a huge (and ongoing) re/fascination with Prince’s music, again particularly that magic first decade.
Sample Track: Head
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