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The Voice

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The Voice (Album)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
seasons:
7
release date:
08/24/93
performer:
Mavis Staples
Producers:
Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
music label:
86712

We gave it an A

The world probably needs another house-music queen like it needs another hole in the ozone layer. But Staples’ high-octane voice — which she works from pathos to joy — outshines minor divas like a supernova. Under Prince’s guidance, funky instruments and a potent yet subtle spirituality dominate, making The Voice a definitive example of music as gospel. A

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