Musicheads® Essentials is a web feature that gives the Current staff a chance to share some of our favorite albums of all time with our listeners. Join us each week as a different Current host or staff member picks an essential album from their collection and tells you why they love it.

Musicheads Essential Album: Prince's 'Prince'

In 1979, Prince released his second album, 'Prince.' Prince took full control over the production and composition of this album, and fused together his funk, rock, and pop influences.

Musicheads Essential Album: Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Not only is 'Purple Rain' Prince's best known and bestselling album, but it's actually the top selling record to ever come out of Minnesota - selling more than 13 million copies and effectively putting Minneapolis on the map.