Purple Rain

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Maybe this music by Prince & the Revolution will never quite sound as, well, revolutionary as it did in 1984 (and nothing else has ever sounded like the extraordinary cooing and fluttering of “When Doves Cry”), but it’s a pop landmark in Prince’s Artistic career. The hit movie was really just a big-screen showcase for Prince to perform these songs (some of them in tear-the-roof-off “live” versions set in a Minneapolis club). It’s unclear why that warped sermonette introduces “Let’s Go Crazy” (one thing you’ve got to love about Prince: he’s always been weird), but somehow it works. Other highlights include the sexual scorcher “Darling Nikki” (with its crazy backwards coda) and that anthemic title tune. Don’t you miss Wendy and Lisa, too? —Jim Emerson

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