Chaos and Disorder

Chaos and Disorder is the eighteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on July 9, 1996 by Warner Bros. Records. The album reached number 26 in the United States[10] and number 14 in the United Kingdom. Despite having been out of print for years, the album was released digitally on Tidal in 2016, and on iTunes in 2018.[11] The album was reissued on CD and vinyl in September 2019. Prince refused to promote the album,[12] still engaged in his fight against his Warner Bros. contract, and the album was released simply to fulfill his contractual obligations. The single, "Dinner with Delores", was released in the United Kingdom only and despite the lowkey promotion, became a Top 40 hit, albeit a minor one by his previous standards.

Chaos and Disorder
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 9, 1996
RecordedMay 1993; October 1993; Late 1994; Late 1995–early 1996; February – April 1996
Length39:13
LabelWarner Bros.
46317 , Legacy Recordings (2018)
ProducerPrince
Prince chronology
Girl 6
(1996)
Chaos and Disorder
(1996)
Emancipation
(1996)
Singles from Chaos and Disorder
  1. "Dinner with Delores"
    Released: June 12, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Mojo(unfavorable)[4]
NME2/10[5]
Q3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[8]
Select1/5[9]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Prince.

No.TitleLength
1."Chaos and Disorder"4:19
2."I Like It There"3:15
3."Dinner with Delores"2:46
4."The Same December"3:24
5."Right the Wrong"4:39
6."Zannalee"2:43
7."I Rock, Therefore I Am"6:15
8."Into the Light"2:46
9."I Will"3:37
10."Dig U Better Dead"3:59
11."Had U"1:26

SinglesEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 54
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 47
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[17] 39
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[18] 8
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 31
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 42
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 32
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 14
US Billboard 200[26] 26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Prince: Chaos and Disorder > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Prince". robertchristgau.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Browne, David (July 26, 1996). "Chaos and Disorder (1996): Prince". Entertainment Weekly. No. #337. Time. ISSN 1049-0434. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (August 1996). "Prince: Chaos and Disorder". Mojo. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Perry, John (July 6, 1996). "TAFKAP - Chaos and Disorder". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "Prince - Chaos and Disorder CD Album". CDUniverse.com. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  7. ^ Hardy, Ernes (August 22, 1996). "Prince: Chaos And Disorder". Rolling Stone. No. RS 741. Wenner Media. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007.
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (Revised 4th ed.). Firefly. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ Gilbey, Ryan (September 1996). "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince - Chaos & Disorder". Select: 99.
  10. ^ "Chaos and Disorder > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b "T.A.F.K.A.P Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "Chaos and Disorder". www.goldiesparade.co.uk. Goldies Parade. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  13. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
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  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "Listen – Danmarks Officielle Hitliste – Udarbejdet af AIM Nielsen for IFPI Danmark – Uge 29". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Copenhagen. July 21, 1996.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  19. ^ "The Symbol: Chaos and Disorder" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
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  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  22. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Symbol – Chaos and Disorder". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  25. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  26. ^ "Prince Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 1, 2016.