Retroactive Review: Parade (1986)

After the perceived commercial failing of Around the World in a Day and a mixed response from critics, the safe bet is to get back to basics. The problem for Prince is, there is no “basics.” His fundamentals are sound enough, and his very nature is curious enough, that continued experimentation is the inevitable result […]

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Retroactive Review: 1999 (1982)

I once wrote that subtlety was only in the technicalities of Prince’s craft, and that we could enjoy content released for the sake of new content, provided they maintain quality. That’s all being flung out the window of the purple tinted party bus now, because once Prince’s manager, Bob Cavallo, suggested an overarching song and […]

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Flower Boy Review

EDITOR’S NOTE: Roger has been enjoying an incredibly lengthy summer vacation, but will be returning soon. In his absence, we’ve contacted a beat writer from Des Moines, IA to write a musical review in his place. It was 6:32 a.m. when I listened to Flower Boy for the third time in the past 19 hours. […]

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