Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts

Cherry-picking the most underappreciated Prince songs of the Nineties and Oughts

"Lavaux"

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20TEN, 2010

On this slinky, synth-kissed pop song from his 35th studio album (released as an insert in various European publications), Prince namechecks New York City and Portugal. But he spends most of the gorgeously airy song singing the praises of snow-capped mountains and vineyards. Fitting, given that the song takes its name from a region of Switzerland, where Prince visited when he played the Montreaux Jazz Festivals in 2007 and 2009. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the terraces of Lavaux stretch for almost twenty miles along the shores of Lake Geneva. After "Edelweiss," this is easily the funkiest song written about Switzerland.

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