The Best Reissues and Box Sets of 2020
12 records we were pleased to see renewed and revamped.
LISTEN: “Up All Nite with Prince” Podcast Looks Back on the 2000s
Members of his band, special guests, and fans look back at new millennium Prince.
Purple Snow: Prince’s Legacy in 2020
On the fourth anniversary of the Purple One’s death, the last song on “Parade” feels oddly relevant.
Prince, “1999 (Deluxe Edition, Remastered)”
Like the gluttonous Reagan era in which it was born, the new “1999” is explosively opulent and appropriate for the Trump moment in its excess and mess.
PLAYLIST: Parsnip’s Songs About Fruit
To accompany their debut LP “When the Tree Bears Fruit,” the Australian garage rockers serve up more songs about fruit.
PLAYLIST: Palehound’s Songs That Inspired “Black Friday”
Ellen Kempner cites eleven songwriting influences on the Boston trio’s latest LP for Polyvinyl.
PLAYLIST: Mdou Moctar Shares His Van Tunes
The Nigerian guitarist celebrates the release day of his first studio album with nine songs that have soundtracked his current North American tour.
Party Like It’s 1999 with Prince’s “Ultimate Rave”
The new box set bundles a collection of Princely goodies from the turn of the century.
Prince, “Piano & a Microphone 1983”
These songs take on a kind of confessional immediacy that you don’t hear much on proper Prince albums, and there’s stark emotion in abundance.
Mac DeMarco, “This Old Dog”
On his third full-length, DeMarco pits the innately good-natured, easy-going tone of his music against a hint of sorrow in his lyrics.
RECAP: Harts Performing Live at the FLOOD Gallery
Prince-approved and straight from Australia, the funk-rock maestro was in support of his upcoming LP, “Smoke Fire Hope Desire.”
The Inauguration Day Cure
Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.
Another Green World: Our Favorite Non-Musical Forays from Musicians
The new semi-animated Toro Y Moi concert film got us thinking: when it comes to making things that aren’t music, which musicians have done it best?
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, “Nonagon Infinity”
Who Cares About Becky with the Good Hair?
To make “Lemonade” all about her potential marital troubles is to once again yoke Beyoncé’s success to her husband—and to stay mired in the madness that this album was built to expose and transcend.
Paisley Park: Finding Your Place with Prince
“Life is just a game, we’re all just the same.”
“The Minneapolis Sound Is Strong with the Funk”: Boulevards Remembers Prince
Jamil Rashad, a.k.a. Boulevards, shares his thoughts on the passing of the Purple One.
“Can You Make It Rain Harder”: The Best Prince Videos (Currently) Online
Our favorite clips that the Purple One has left us with—for now.
RIP: Prince (1958–2016)
It’s snowing in April.
Can’t Put My Finger On It: Ween’s Brownest Impersonations
Boognish be praised, Gener and Deaner have gotten the band—or is it the bands?—back together.
LIVE: Prince Gets Intimate with Piano and a Microphone (2/28/2016)
The Purple One puts together an intimate set at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre.
LISTEN: Solange Guitarist Starchild Announces Debut LP, Gets Funky on “Slammin’ Mannequin”
Bryndon Cook steps into the spotlight with “Crucial” on March 18.
Prince Throws His Weight Behind Tidal in the Streaming Wars
“Spotify wasn’t paying, so you gotta shut it down.”
Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks
Our picks for the best tracks out there for the week of December 7–11, 2015. Headphone-tested, FLOOD-approved.
WATCH: Prince Covers “Creep” at Coachella 2008
There’s no telling how long this video will be online, so watch it now.
LISTEN: Prince Sees You, Miguel, and Releases “HARDROCKLOVER” Single
Your Wednesday just got a little purpler.
Are You Ready For Some—: Ranking the Last 22 Years of Super Bowl Halftime Shows From Worst to Best
Lip-synching, unplugged instruments, and blatant product placements, oh my!
God Bless Whoever Booked Prince and Chris Rock for “SNL”
Today it was announced that Saturday Night Live will welcome Chris Rock as its host at the top of next month. You might be thinking…