Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in newspapers, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Prince’s ‘Colonized Mind’ Boldly Confronts a World of Disappointment: 365 Prince Songs in …
"Colonized Mind" showed that Prince's concerns about being co-opted went well beyond a hated contract with Warner Bros.
Prince Unwittingly Began His Next Musical Phase on ‘When 2 R in Love': 365 Prince Songs in…
"When 2 R in Love" was the last recorded element for Prince's shelved 'Black Album,' opening the door, quite literally, to what came next.
Prince Creates His Own Revolution-Style Groove on ‘Life Can Be So Nice': 365 Prince Songs …
Long before their official split, Prince was already drifting away from the Revolution.
Prince’s Sharp, Minimalistic ‘Hot Thing’ Provides Needed Release: 365 Prince Songs in a Ye…
Prince's 'Sign O' the Times' can end up playing like a breakup record – but not here.
Prince’s ‘Chelsea Rodgers’ Is as Funky as It Is Mysterious: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
A fierce and groovy character sketch, Prince's "Chelsea Rodgers" nearly got lost in speculation: Just who, if anybody, was Chelsea Rodgers?
Prince Strikes a Perfect Balance With ‘Anna Stesia': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's "Anna Stesia" was the pivotal moment in 'Lovesexy,' his most spiritual album.
10 Underrated Stevie Wonder Songs You Need to Hear
From "Never in Your Sun" to "We Can Work It Out," we bring you the 10 Underrated Stevie Wonder Songs You Need to Hear.
10 Best Stevie Wonder Albums
Here's our 10 Best Stevie Wonder Albums list, which represents the soul icon's honesty through his music.
35 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Shakes Things Up With ‘The Secret Life of Plants’
The unwieldy title of Stevie Wonder's 'Journey Through 'The Secret Life of Plants'' grew out of its origins as a soundtrack to a documentary based on the book 'Secret Life of Plants.'
35 Years Ago: Prince Starts to Come Into His Own With Self-Titled Album
Prince began cementing his reputation as a genre-smashing iconoclast with his second, self-titled album, released on Oct. 19, 1979.