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My latest Cratedigger column for Popdose is about the Prince album Sign ‘o’ the Times. It has just been posted to Popdose.:
There has never been a doubt in my mind that Sign ‘o’ the Times (that ‘o’ is stylized as a peace sign in the title) is the best Prince album. For me, it represents The Artist at his peak, showcasing all of the styles that he’s proficient in. Though it is very much an album of its time, in this case 1987, with references to the AIDS pandemic, the Challenger disaster, Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars program, and the crack epidemic, it still sounds as fresh as today’s newspaper — or, given the state of the newspaper business, maybe I should say the most recent website update.popdose.com, Cratedigger: Prince, “Sign ‘o’ the Times” | Popdose, Aug 2009
You should read the whole article.