Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts

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"Dinner With Delores"

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Chaos and Disorder, 1996

The only single to be released from The Artist 4merly Known as Prince's 18th studio album, "Dinner With Delores" premiered online at a special Chaos and Disorder website —  the first of his songs to debut digitally. Underpinned by a jangly guitar figure that could have powered a Reagan-era college rock song, "Delores" harkens back to Prince circa-1985, but with a charmingly prudish twist. The titular Delores is a nymphomaniac, which, amazingly, turns the once sex-crazy singer off. At song's end, he sings, "Damn, Delores, pick another subject please." This song is a favorite among Prince aficionados: Questlove told the Guardian that, "'Dinner with Dolores' has the best ending and fade in postmodern black pop history."

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