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Burning His Bridges: Prince: Graffiti Bridge (Paisley Park) **

Paolo Hewitt, Select, October 1990

THE FIRST SINGLE from Graffiti Bridge, 'Thieves In The Temple', compared to Prince's past endeavours, is no more than a nominally interesting B-side. And it suggests, as much of this disappointing LP does, that the interesting shifts that have been taking place over the last two years — both here with House, and in America with rap and swingbeat — have failed to penetrate the Minneapolis fortress.

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