246: Satisfied

3121 (2006)
Long ago Prince was insatiable, but now he’s satisfied with his ballads as long as you are. And why wouldn’t you be? This is bluesy soul perfection. Okay, his slow jams are no longer intrepid walks through long undergrowth, that disturb and fill the sky with brightly coloured birds you’ve never seen before. Satisfied is well-trodden territory, but so’s the Inca trail and that doesn’t make the sight of Machu Picchu any less spectacular. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you’re good at and executing it flawlessly, especially if the next generation are trying to steal your crown with their Voodoo. Satisfied is an Al Green-kissed message to D’Angelo, telling him “if you liked On the Couch, here, try it with honey”.