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Prince dazzles and baffles on two new releases

Prince dazzles and baffles on two new releases

Never let it be said that Prince doesn't retain the capacity to both dazzle and baffle. Through 36 years in the spotlight and one of the most influential of his generation, the man born Prince Rogers Nelson still pushes like he's gunning for fresh fame and acclaim.

With each effort, a consistent flow of art since his 1978 debut, "For You," the 56-year-old seems intent not just on challenging his muse but also on silencing the critics, feeding his public and reminding his musical offspring that he's still here, that he's still Prince and that when he commits his sharpened mind and dexterous digits, he can mess you up, make you shake your head in disbelief.