Musicheads®

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 Essentials: St. Vincent


St. Vincent

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Thursday, March 5, we're shining a light on St. Vincent.

Musicheads Essentials: Amy Winehouse


Amy Winehouse performs in London in 2007

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Wednesday, March 4, we're shining a light on Amy Winehouse.

Musicheads Essentials: Joni Mitchell


Joni Mitchell

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Tuesday, March 3, we're shining a light on Joni Mitchell.

Musicheads Essentials: Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Monday, March 2, we're shining a light on Dolly Parton.

Musicheads Essentials: Prince - 1999


Prince - 1999

On October 27, 1982, Prince released '1999,' the first album to playfully credit The Revolution, so we asked Bobby Z all about it.

Musicheads Essentials: Prince - Controversy


Prince Controversy Album cover

Released on October 14, 1981, 'Controversy' is Prince's fourth full-length album. The record is notable for several firsts, and was a firm foundation to launch him into megastardom.

Musicheads Essentials: Prince - Dirty Mind


Prince - Dirty Mind album cover

With 'Dirty Mind,' released on October 8, 1980, Prince jumped to the head of the class, laying the sonic blueprint that would help define the music of the '80s and beyond.

Musicheads Essentials: Morris Hayes on 'Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic'


Morris Hayes talks with Sean McPherson at The Current

Morris Hayes has it all: candor, a sense of humor, and musical chops that earned him the title of keyboardist, then musical director in Prince's band. He sat down with Purple Current host Sean McPherson for a marathon interview about Prince albums from 1995-2010, plus miscellaneous other stories he remembered as they went. Due to overwhelming demand, we're publishing the full interview album by album.