A mysterious album of unreleased Prince music is coming in September

According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Prince’s estate are set to release a full album of unreleased music in September, with caretaker Troy Carter implying that it will be some kind of cohesive work like a concert or—as Variety theorizes—“thematically linked songs.” Carter doesn’t say much, but he notes that it’s…

Prince's estate is hiring someone to hang out, eat fish, and catalog Prince artifacts 

Prince was a prolific artist, so much so that Warner Bros. and Universal got into a bit of a feud over which company would get to control the contents of his vault of unreleased recordings, but Prince’s estate is now looking to get all of his stuff organized by hiring a dedicated “archives supervisor” at Paisley Park.…

So that's why Janelle Monáe's new single sounds so much like Prince

The funky, sensual rhythms of Janelle Monáe’s “Make Me Feel” single, off the upcoming Dirty Computer, are so reminiscent of Prince that fans have been bopping along like it’s 1999. As it turns out, the song (and ridiculously sexy video) is more than just an homage to the Purple One—according to Monáe, she was…

A jazz reissue, a pair of the finest earbuds, and our kind of music bio

I’d consider myself a “dinner party” jazz fan: In my 1,300-plus vinyl collection, I have a small shelf reserved for my just 30 or so jazz records, mostly composed of the universally respected artists that would be welcome as background music to all those sophisticated social gatherings I never have. Titans like Miles…

Advertisement

What’s your favorite guitar solo?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…