Welcome 2 America | Prince

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Welcome 2 America

Welcome 2 America is a posthumous album by American musician Prince, released through NPG Records on July 30, 2021. Recorded in March 2010 before the Welcome 2 America Tour, it is the first full previously-unreleased studio album of Prince material to be released posthumously. -Wikipedia

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  • Rolling Stone

    Funkier, Sexier, Superflyier Than Most of His Latter-Day Music.  

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  • Pitchfork

    Recorded in 2010, Prince’s first posthumous album of all unreleased material is a state-of-the-union concept record in which he bluntly broadcasts his opinions on taxes, technology, drugs, religion, and the music industry.  

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  • The Guardian

    the best album of his last two decades.  

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  • NME

    purple prophet’s message still sounds fresh on lost album.  

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  • AV Club

    Recorded in 2010, then inexplicably shelved, the album features some of Prince's feistiest lyrics and catchiest music of the 21st century. 

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  • The Spill Magazine

    Welcome 2 America gives the final creative arc of Prince a more concrete foundation, one which flourishes as a stellar musical experience that could only come from Prince.  

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  • AllMusic

    Welcome 2 America is still a latter-day Prince album, so it's filled with vaguely baffling turns of phrase, slick jazz-funk, and covers of 21st century Soul Asylum songs. In other words, it's not a buried gem or a return to form but a snapshot of an excellent musician having a pretty good run in the studio.  

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  • Chicago Sun-Times

    Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 America’ posthumous release is stunning. 

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  • musicOMH

    Nobody would argue that anything on Welcome 2 America comes close to any of the material that Prince released in his heyday. Yet a full album of previously unreleased material from the Purple One is reason alone to get excited. If you can put aside any queasy feelings about Prince’s estate being ravaged without his permission, this posthumous release is a fine reminder of just how good Prince could be.  

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  • Popmatters

    Recorded in 2010, Welcome 2 America is Prince by the numbers, which is still better than most artists could do. 

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  • The Independent

    The vault, it seems, really does contain diamonds and pearls.  

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  • Slate

    Prince Has Dropped a Beautiful Gift From the Afterlife. 

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  • The Sydney Morning Herald

    it’s clear Welcome 2 America is more a footnote, albeit thrilling at times, than a full-blown resurrection. “Do you think today’s music’ll last?” he wonders caustically in the title track. Sure. But maybe not as long as Purple Rain.  

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  • The Courier Mail

    His Purpleness’ latest album is a fascinating time capsule that’s all too familiar today. 

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