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A new collection reveals Prince’s artistic scope at the height of his powers

It’s hard to imagine now, but when Prince’s Sign O’ The Times hit record stores in the spring of 1987, it was widely viewed as a comeback record. The 1982 double album 1999 had converted the critics’ darling into a certified hit-maker; and 1984’s Purple Rain LP and film turned Prince into a superstar. But 1985’s Around

Sep 11
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5 new releases we love: The Flaming Lips get quietly revolutionary, and more
Alex McLevy
Shannon Miller
Gwen Ihnat
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There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music

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Sep 8
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In the year of <i>Kid A</i> and <i>Stankonia</i>, some great music still went unheard
Katie Rife
Erik Adams
Randall Colburn
Laura Adamczyk
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1. Faith Hill, “Breathe”
2. Santana featuring Rob Thomas, “Smooth”
3. Santana featuring The Product G&B, “Maria Maria”
4. Joe, “I Wanna Know”
5. Vertical Horizon, “Everything You Want”
6. Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name”
7. Savage Garden, “I Knew I Loved You”
8. Lonestar, “Amazed”
9. Matchbox Twenty, “Bent”
10. Toni Braxton, “He

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Sep 2
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Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, and 21 other albums we can’t wait to hear in September
Alex McLevy
Gwen Ihnat
Erik Adams
Katie Rife
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Summer may be coming to a close and the schools bells may be ringing once more—virtually, we hope—but the season of music is perpetual and unchanging (okay, admittedly there’s a slight shift around the Yuletide so that Mariah can once more storm the charts). As we roll into September, there are again a bevy of great

Aug 28
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5 new releases we love: Angel Olsen aches, Troye Sivan blooms, and more
Randall Colburn
Laura Adamczyk
Shannon Miller
and 2 more
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There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music

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Aug 16
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For better or worse, Napster changed the music industry forever—and made Radiohead global superstars

You could spend hours walking the aisles of a record store in 2000. Vinyl records had long been relegated to the gift and collectors’ sections to make room for discs a quarter of their size, but these depositories of physical media were still full of shelf after shelf of music to discover. Folks

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