Monday, December 22 2014
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
Wednesday, December 10 2014
With no small amount of soul and passion, the best R&B records of 2014 will make you feel the power of love.
Sunday, March 18 2012
Prince and Rick James always knew there’s only one spot in the music business for a true super-freak, and in the early '80s both aimed to rule it.
Thursday, May 26 2011
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.
Thursday, June 4 2009
Some 25 years after it was released, PopMatters proudly celebrates Purple Rain in its entirety, looking at the album and film from every angle.
Wednesday, April 17 2013
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.
Thursday, June 16 2011
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.
Sunday, February 4 2007
So many Prince albums, but where do you start? Here's a funky little list designed to aid your quest.
Monday, September 29 2014
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.
Tuesday, January 7 2014
Prince's three night run at Mohegan Sun came to a triumphant conclusion on Sunday night. But not before the ladies of NPG and 3rdEyeGirl shared news about two forthcoming, Prince-blessed releases.
Tuesday, May 15 2012
A philosophical collection of essays dissecting the works and poses of Prince proves simultaneously fascinating and frustrating: their points are evocative, but the authors' personal weight in the matter breaks down subjectivity in the long run, hurting their cause.
Thursday, July 26 2007
Looking at the world through purple-colored glasses, opinions about music, especially Prince's, are all over the map.
Monday, December 11 2006
Prince's pansexual, pan racial, and Dionysian vision remains genuinely inspired, and inspiring, to this day.
Friday, October 31 2014
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.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
The latest addition to Yahoo! Live's impressive roster is the Purple Rain legend Prince, whose two albums Art Official Age and PLECTRUMELECTRUM are out now. Tune in later today on Yahoo! Live for the album release party.
Monday, January 6 2014
It’s an anti-war song, with the answer being “love”, period.
Monday, December 16 2013
On this track, Prince seems slightly more interested in the video-recording than in the act itself. “Doesn’t my body look good in the shadows?”, he asks her.
Monday, December 9 2013
One major theme of this album seems to be "Meet my new band", yet to a decent extent that’s a ruse.
Thursday, May 16 2013
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
Tuesday, September 25 2012
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.
Friday, November 4 2011
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