142: X’s Face

HITnRUN Phase One (2015)
I keep listening to this song planning to rate it lower, thinking well OBVIOUSLY I love it but come on, let’s put your critical hat on here. Get your eye in the game. It’s scientifically and objectively inferior to the X number of Prince songs I have left to review. Serious music heads will frown. It can’t compare. But then I play it. Loud. Through speakers. Like God intended. And it makes me feel funny. Like I could topple governments with my mind. Or fire nightclub lasers from my fingers. Unusually for a Prince composition X’s Face isn’t improved by headphones. It’s a song you have to be punched in the gut with. If dubstep hadn’t already been invented this track would have birthed a movement.