297 – Prince – Sign O’ The Times (1987)
Written by Prince
Produced by Prince
Label – Warner Bros/Paisley Park
Like an 80s response to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On?”, Prince delivered a biting snapshot of the underside of life with little protest, just saddened acceptance. The stripped down funk deliberately felt less joyous, thoroughly un-sexy and yet totally befitting to the dark lyrical out pouring.