Musicheads Essential Album: Prince, '1999'

Prince - 1999
Warner Bros. released Prince's album '1999' on October 27, 1982. (Warner Bros.)
Musicheads Essential Album: 1999
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In 1982, Prince released the critically acclaimed double album 1999, and it made him a superstar.

It's a sexy, synthy, drum-machine-filled, funky Minneapolis Sound experience. Grab the vinyl, drop the needle on side one, and you get all the hits in a row: one of Prince's best known songs, "1999"; the MTV video hit "Little Red Corvette"; and the double-entendre-filled "Delirious."

1999 is a top music album essential, a hugely influential album of the 1980s.

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