Welcome 2 America | Prince
Welcome 2 America
Funkier, Sexier, Superflyier Than Most of His Latter-Day Music.
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.
the best album of his last two decades.
purple prophet’s message still sounds fresh on lost album.
Recorded in 2010, then inexplicably shelved, the album features some of Prince's feistiest lyrics and catchiest music of the 21st century.
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.
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.
Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 America’ posthumous release is stunning.
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.
Recorded in 2010, Welcome 2 America is Prince by the numbers, which is still better than most artists could do.
The vault, it seems, really does contain diamonds and pearls.
Prince Has Dropped a Beautiful Gift From the Afterlife.
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.
The Courier Mail
His Purpleness’ latest album is a fascinating time capsule that’s all too familiar today.