Prince - 'Dance 4 Me'

Prince - 'Dance 4 Me'

Packaged in an achingly retro cover, a neon rendering of that bizarre place known as The Future as imagined from the early ’90s, it’s like The Artist Formerly Known As Squiggle is daring us to compare this to the music of his heyday. It’s...

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Live Review: Hop Farm Festival

Live Review: Hop Farm Festival

Blessed with the sort of faultlessly balmy weather system that you could imagine the more superstitious festival honcho sacrificing prize livestock for, Hop Farm celebrates its fourth year with some serendipity. Despite being less than half the...

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Album Review: Prince, '20Ten' (NPG)

Prince, '20Ten' (NPG)

Since his conversion to the Jehovah’s Witness faith, Prince is far from the man who, in 1982, “sincerely want[ed] to fuck the taste out of your mouth”. These days he’s more likely to wash it out with soap and sell you a Watchtower …...

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Coachella 2008

Coachella 2008

There’s Arctic-Monkeys-in-2005 hot, there’s The-Hawley-Arms-on-February-9-of-this-year hot and then there’s Coachella hot. Taking place on an immaculate polo field in the middle of Indio, California, it’s 101 degrees in the shade and...

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Prince

Prince

It’s the opening night of Prince’s 21-night residency at London’s white elephant-turned-entertainment megadome, and everything’s going spectacularly Vegas. An extended muzak version of ‘What A Wonderful World’ is in progress and his...

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Prince

Prince

At ‘Planet Earth’’s swanky launch party, the man from 02 described the new record by Prince as the “best album he’s made in years.” He would say that; the hosts of Mr Rogers Nelson’s 21-night purple reign over London have a lot...

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Prince : The Hits/The B-Sides

Prince : The Hits/The B-Sides

Prince: genius or utter imbecile? The answer, as is often the way in pop music, is ‘a little bit of the former and a rather more sizeable amount of the latter’, and so this arduous trudge through 56 tracks across three CDs is a rollercoaster...

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Prince : Musicology

Prince : Musicology

There must have been some kind of weird astral alignment going on back in 1958. That year saw the births of not one, not two, but three certifiable American pop geniuses in the shapes of Michael Jackson, Madonna Louise Ciccione and Prince Rogers...

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Prince : Detroit Joe Louis Arena

Prince : Detroit Joe Louis Arena

Prince Detroit Joe Louis Arena "Detroit, I'm back," Prince declares as he breaks into a Woodstock-in-the-morning Hendrix lick that flames into 'Let's Go Crazy', kicking off his Celebration World Tour. Tonight's Prince is a mature...

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Prince: Atlanta Civic Center

Prince: Atlanta Civic Center

If you've seen some artists once you're seen them a hundred times. But not The Artist. When The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince comes to town you never know what type of show you're going to get. Or what type of shows...

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