Prince & the Revolution — Purple Rain

It sounds so very dumb now, but for years and years I just couldn’t get into quote-unquote older music (music released prior to like… 1990). The best explanation I have for my resistance is that I felt that older music sounded ‘dated,’ as circular of an argument as that is. Obviously, recording equipment wasn’t as advanced as it is now, which certainly changes the overall feel of the music, but a lot of music recorded in 60s and 70s has a lived-in quality that you don’t hear as often nowadays. For whatever reason, I just didn’t get it.