Starkly funky and unapologetically sexual, ‘The Black Album’ was Prince’s ‘angry bitter’ response to his critics – and he shelved it.
With his '1999' album, Prince perfected the ‘Minneapolis sound’: a futuristic pop-funk concoction the world has yet to catch up with.
The record on which ‘his original ideas broke through’, Prince’s self-titled second album served notice that a star was in the making.
A challenging mix of sex, politics and religion, Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album contained the seeds of much that would follow in the 80s.
With a brazen new look and outrageously forthright songs, ‘Dirty Mind’ marked a tipping point in the evolution of Prince’s artistic vision.
A wide-ranging work which hit a new level of theatrics, Prince’s “Love Symbol” album signalled major shifts in his life.
With a new band and a jewellery box full of hits, Prince entered the hip-hop era with the ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ album.
Released during a fractious period in his life, ‘The Gold Experience’ remains a vital part of Prince’s treasured body of work.
Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.
Though the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ movie found Prince revisiting his ‘Purple Rain’ era, its soundtrack album offered a path to what lay ahead.
Released after Prince changed his name to the ‘Love Symbol’, the ‘Come’ album stands as a misunderstood highlight from his 90s output.
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