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5 May 2015 // 2:47 PM

Musicians Add Voices in Protest

Prince’s representatives confirmed Friday that the once-enigmatic star would dedicate his forthcoming song “Baltimore” to the people of the city where Gray died.

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Adrien Reju - “Last Call” (audio) (Premiere)

The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.

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Counterbalance: Prince’s ‘1999’

We were dreaming when we wrote this, so sue us if it goes astray. The Purple One’s 1982 breakthrough is the 199th most acclaimed album of all time, and it’s the subject of this week’s Counterbalance. All the hippies sing together.

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Gangster Glam and Voyeurism: Prince and the New Power Generation’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

Our latest Between the Grooves series examines Prince's Diamonds and Pearls, which offers further explorations into the mysterious/strange sexual side of Prince and his preachy/pedantic side, and also his relaxed/smooth side.

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The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.

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The Month in Pop Entertainment: May 2013

See previews of this month’s biggest pop entertainment.

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Knight Music: The Top 10 Batman Music Tracks

As the World's Greatest Detective is set to triumph at the box office yet again this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Sound Affects shines a Bat-Signal on one of the most essential components of any Batman film or TV series -- the music.

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The Time or the Original 7ven: By any name, they’re still ‘Cool’

MINNEAPOLIS — The band that made the Minneapolis Sound famous is back — with an asterisk. Make that two asterisks. First, it is the only band in

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Counterbalance No. 50: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

“Wendy?” “Yes, Lisa.” “Are you ready to listen to Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn talk about Prince's Purple Rain?” “Yes, Lisa, it’s the 50th most acclaimed album of all time.” “Shall we begin?” “Yes, Lisa.” Ow!

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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Prince’s Parade: It’s Really All About the Music

A large part of what I love about Prince is his ability to take his influences and synthesize them into a whole that suits his fancy. So it's not so much that he brings a new dish to the table. It's more that he explores new ways to enjoy what's already there.

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27 May 2011 // 3:40 AM

Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution

Prince imbued his art with his idiosyncratic view of life, turning out music from the mind of a sex-obsessed deviant, a bomb-fearing party-animal, and a God-fearing man searching for a ways to reconcile the spiritual with the sexual… and so much more.

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4 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nicole Atkins: Mondo Amore

When a shoe hits your eye like a feisty woman's blunt reply, that's "Amore".

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Counterbalance No. 26: Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’

Prince’s 1987 Sign o' the Times was His Royal Badness’ second double LP, and it’s Number 26 on the Acclaimed Music list. Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger discuss this critics’ darling over starfish and coffee.

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The 2011 Great Guitar Solo Spotlight

While a lot can be said over the technique’s indulgent, sometimes stodgy nature, I honestly believe that a lot of the grumbling about solos is due to the fact that not everyone can pull them off well.

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Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison

Dubbed “the quiet one”, George Harrison contributed some of the Beatles best work and continued on to an impressive solo career. He died far too soon, but the world still has a lifetime of his work to admire and enjoy.

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Jimi Hendrix, the Patron Saint of Alt-Blackness

Forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix looms larger - and deeper - than ever within the black cultural pantheon. Even though he wasn't really 'black'.

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Prince’s ‘20Ten’ and the Cheapening Effect of the Newspaper Release

Using a newspaper promotion to get an album out to the masses might be a mutually beneficial arrangement for artist and publication, but what happens to the listener's perception of the music?

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6 Jul 2010 // 5:25 AM

Prince Tribute at  BET Awards

Tributes on music award shows don’t always do the artist justice or give the fans a show to remember, but Prince’s tribute last

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Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

Little Richard once proclaimed that "rhythm-and-blues had a baby", and their offspring was rock 'n' roll.

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