If, like me, you’re in the .5% of the english speaking world who hasn’t read any Harry Potter, you missed out on all the release hype. However, if you’re also like me, the .08% of the english speaking world who knows Prince still releases new albums, you were still able to partake of some new release news.

Planet Earth” came out on Tuesday, and it’s an okay effort. It has a lot more ballads on it than I care for. I’m not a huge ballad fan, especially from Prince, although when he does it right, he really does it right.

“Chelsea Rodgers” and “Guitar” are extremely good. “The One U Wanna C” is growing on me, as is “Mr. Goodnight.” “Planet Earth”, the title track, has some great guitar work, but the lyrics are tough to take.