I haven't picked a new avatar in a while, so I was thinking of an album I've been into recently. Prince in general came to mind, so I decided on Parade, which I recently purchased. Released as the soundtrack to Under the Cherry Moon, this is another case where the album does and is better than the film, made between Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge. There's still a bit of psychedelic influence left over from Around the World in a Day, but the album returns to more of the traditional funk Prince is best remembered for, with increasingly intense and clever orchestral pieces added around. There's a lot to take in, so I can't really recommend the album for people who need something a little more consistent sounding. This is best known for "Kiss", one of Prince's biggest hits, but there's plenty of good here as well, including one of his most passionate works, the closing "Sometimes it Snows in April". The movie is interesting, but as per usual, I definitely prefer the album.