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20 Years Ago: P.M. Dawn Release Their Wrongly Ignored Masterpiece, ‘Jesus Wept’
On October 3, 1995, P.M. Dawn released their most cohesive and impressive album, 'Jesus Wept' - and sadly, were rewarded with their first flop.
Terence Trent D’Arby’s ‘Symphony or Damn’ Turns 20
On May 11, 1993, Terence Trent D'Arby released his masterful third album, 'Symphony or Damn.' In a perfect world, this genre-blending record would have cemented D'Arby's popularity and status as a musical alchemist worthy of comparisons to Prince.
Prince’s ‘Lovesexy’ Turns 25
On May 10, 1988, Prince won a personal battle between good and evil with the release of his 10th album, 'Lovesexy.' Unfortunately, he lost much of the record-buying public in the process.
Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ Turns 25
On April 14, 1988, Public Enemy unleashed their second album, a dense, dizzying masterpiece of social outrage entitled 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.'
Prince’s First Album, ‘For You,’ Turns 35
On April 7, 1978, Prince released his first record, 'For You.' The boldly prophetic lyrics of the opening a cappella title track made it quite clear that this 19-year-old "one-man band" sensation planned to stick around for a long time: "All of this and more is for you / With love, sincerity and deepest care / My life with you I share."
P.M. Dawn’s ‘The Bliss Album…?’ Turns 20
P.M. Dawn's 'The Bliss Album...?,' a record on which the group blurred the lines between hip-hop and soul even more than on their star-making debut, was released on March 23, 1993.