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1999: Why Prince’s Visionary Album Still Sounds Like The Future
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1999: Why Prince’s Visionary Album Still Sounds Like The Future

With his '1999' album, Prince perfected the ‘Minneapolis sound’: a futuristic pop-funk concoction the world has yet to catch up with.

Why Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album Is A Post-Disco Classic
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Why Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album Is A Post-Disco Classic

The record on which ‘his original ideas broke through’, Prince’s self-titled second album served notice that a star was in the making.

Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s
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Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s

A challenging mix of sex, politics and religion, Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album contained the seeds of much that would follow in the 80s.

Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution
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Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution

With a brazen new look and outrageously forthright songs, ‘Dirty Mind’ marked a tipping point in the evolution of Prince’s artistic vision.

Why Prince’s “Love Symbol” Album Demands Adoration
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Why Prince’s “Love Symbol” Album Demands Adoration

A wide-ranging work which hit a new level of theatrics, Prince’s “Love Symbol” album signalled major shifts in his life.

Diamonds And Pearls: Behind Prince’s Glittering Start To The 90s
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Diamonds And Pearls: Behind Prince’s Glittering Start To The 90s

With a new band and a jewellery box full of hits, Prince entered the hip-hop era with the ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ album.

The Gold Experience: Behind Prince’s Richest Album Of The 90s
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The Gold Experience: Behind Prince’s Richest Album Of The 90s

Released during a fractious period in his life, ‘The Gold Experience’ remains a vital part of Prince’s treasured body of work.

The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems
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The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems

Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.

Graffiti Bridge: The Album That Connected Prince’s Past And Future
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Graffiti Bridge: The Album That Connected Prince’s Past And Future

Though the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ movie found Prince revisiting his ‘Purple Rain’ era, its soundtrack album offered a path to what lay ahead.

Come: Making An Overdue Return To Prince’s Overlooked 90s Release
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Come: Making An Overdue Return To Prince’s Overlooked 90s Release

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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