Electric Concerts, Mediocre Albums: How Prince Thrives at 56

Prince performs at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on March 8 Photograph by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013 via Getty Images

Prince definitely hasn’t lost his sense of timing. After the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, he announced that he will release two new albums on Sept. 30. They will be his first in four years. There will be a solo record, Art Official Age, and one called Plectrumelectrum featuring 3rdEyeGirl, his all-female ensemble.

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