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The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 7:10 AM
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
The Best R&B of 2014
10 Dec 2014 // 8:10 PM
With no small amount of soul and passion, the best R&B records of 2014 will make you feel the power of love.
A Blockbuster Turns 30: Alan Light Talks About Prince and 'Purple Rain'
5 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM
Music journalist and author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain Alan Light talks with PopMatters about Prince's one-of-a-kind perfect album.
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: Gospel Music in a Secular World
17 Apr 2013 // 5:30 PM
Critically, commercially and historically, gospel is the great overlooked American music, maybe because few genres of music force you to confront your beliefs so immediately.
Prince: HITNRUN Phase One
8 Sep 2015 // 8:30 PM
Can we assume that “direct-to-streaming” is the new “direct-to-video” for really bad albums?
Prince: Art Official Age / Prince & 3rdeyegirl: PLECTRUMELECTRUM
29 Sep 2014 // 8:06 PM
These two new albums are welcome additions to Prince's canon, as none of his post-2004 comeback discs are as wall-to-wall fun as these are.
Prince - "Stare" (audio) (Singles Going Steady)
3 Aug 2015 // 3:24 AM
A few weeks after removing all his music from Spotify, the always unpredictable Prince has delivered his new track “Stare” exclusively (so far) to the service.
Counterbalance: Prince's '1999'
31 Oct 2014 // 3:00 AM
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.
A Rejuvenated Prince Looks Forward Again
16 May 2013 // 12:15 AM
DENVER — Prince pounded his rhinestone-encrusted cane into the floor to make a point. “I don’t have time for old people,” he insisted. “I want
A Peek into the Musical Mind of Prince
25 Sep 2012 // 2:35 AM
Like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, James Brown, Sly Stone and George Clinton before him, Prince is taking the notion of what live performance can be to another level by combining composition and improvisation, precision and spontaneity.