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Deathiversary | Prince

June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016 Four years later, and many still praise the work and talent of pop sensation Prince. A musician who integrated many different levels of musical genres—from funk to rock, R&B, new wave, and soul—Prince was an individual that even Spotify notes,

Prince | Purple Rain | Retro Album Review

Warner Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The 1984 classic Purple Rain was released by Prince before the release of  the same name and accompanied the film as the soundtrack. The album has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, thus making it one of

Do judge an album by its cover

The saying is that you should never judge a book by its cover. That remains true for album covers because they’re not always an indicator of the music underneath; however, these few albums stood the test of time not only for possessing great music within

Prince | Piano & a Microphone 1983 | Album Review

NPG, Warner Bros. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The first posthumous record release hailing from the wildly influential Prince, Piano & A Microphone 1983, reveals the tender side of the pop icon’s songwriting and performance abilities.  Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the album

Prince | Mary Don’t You Weep | Single Review

Warner Bros. The posthumous single from the late and great Prince, “Mary Don’t You Weep,” reveals a side of the iconic multi-instrumentalist and producer. The track comes from a vaulted Prince album entitled Piano and Microphone 1983 and features just those two things. It’s bluesy

Blood Tangent | Column

There’s this scene in Purple Rain (1984) when Prince’s love interest, Apollonia, is in his basement bedroom and switches on the tape player. A warped and lethargic drum beat echoes against what sounds like a woman moaning or crying. “So who’s the lucky girl?” Apollonia