Label: Warner Bros.
Art direction: Unknown
Photographer: Allen Beaulieu
Illustrator: N/A

Controversy could be seen as the aftershock to Dirty Mind's earthquake, and in that sense, the cover is a fair reflection of the album's contents—engaging headlines that are slightly underwhelming in the grand scheme.

Still, Prince's fourth album was no less restrained, as demonstrated during its more inviting moments on “Do Me, Baby” and “Jack U Off.” But the irony, perhaps, is that the majority of it wasn't quite as controversial as what people expected.