Diverse & Eclectic
Two of the more impressive tracks on the 10-song album are the aforementioned first single, "Guitar," and the sexy "Mr. Goodnight."
"Guitar" is about how Prince loves only one thing more than his women, and that's his music. "I love ya baby - but not like I love my guitar," he sings. "Mr. Goodnight" is a simple, smart, well-written and well-performed song about - what else? - Prince wooing a woman. "Call Mr. Goodnight, he'll make you feel allright, make you throw your head back & holler, it's so nice," the chorus goes.
Another of the many great things about that album is that it doesn't sound like a rehash of his older material. Despite having released a plethora of material dating back to the 1970s, Planet Earth sounds just as fresh and contemporary as can be. There are points, obviously, where portions of songs will echo his material from the past (for example, "Somewhere Here on Earth" sounds like something from the Under the Cherry Moon album) but those moments are rare.
In fact, Prince shows how progressive and up-to-date he is on the album's first song/title track, which is a social commentary about global warming, the war in Iraq and other issues. This song and others proves that Prince is still a timely, relevant artist.