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April 19, 2014 After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

Kanye West performing in New York City, 2012

April 15, 2014 Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.

April 17, 2014 Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with an homage to the sea called Become Ocean.

April 14, 2014 Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.


Big Boi (left) and Andre 3000 perform on stage at Coachella during the first stop on OutKast's reunion tour.

April 14, 2014 The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.


Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.

April 12, 2014 An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.