Jim McGuinn, program director for 89.3 The Current, was invited recently to visit Prince at his Paisley Park studio complex in Chanhassen. He recalls his meeting with the man behind the music, and reviews Prince's newest album, 20TEN.
Prince's new album is called 20TEN and it comes on the heels of his triple album last year.
"Isn't the sky beautiful tonight?" asked Prince as he welcomed me warmly into his Paisley Park studio complex in Chanhassen on a warm May evening.
Quasi seem to be one of those bands that you've always heard but can't quite place.
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While it's doubtful that this far into his career Morrissey is going to win over oogles of new converts, if you've been there in the past, you're probably gonna like "Years of Refusal" -- one of Morrissey's best solo outings to date.