Musicheads®

Musicheads® Essentials is a web feature that gives the Current staff a chance to share some of our favorite albums of all time with our listeners. Join us each week as a different Current host or staff member picks an essential album from their collection and tells you why they love it.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Marvin Gaye


After a short career in the Air Force and dabbling in doo-wop groups in his native D.C., Marvin Gaye found himself writing and working as a session drummer for Motown. Ultimately he was called up to the vocal mic, and he got his first taste of sustained success in a series of chart-topping duets with Tammi Terrell.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Motion City Soundtrack


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Wednesday, April 29, we're shining a light on Motion City Soundtrack.

Musicheads Essential Artist: The Time


The Time, a smooth-talking funk group, were Prince's first successful protege act and launched the careers of Morris Day and the chart-topping producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Babes in Toyland


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Monday, April 27, we're shining a light on Babes in Toyland.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Poliça


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Friday, April 24, we're shining a light on Polica.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Prince


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Tuesday, April 21, we're shining a light on Prince.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Semisonic


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Monday, April 20, we're shining a light on Semisonic.

Musicheads Essential Artist: The Jayhawks


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Wednesday, April 15, we're shining a light on the Jayhawks.

Musicheads Essential Artist: The Replacements


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Monday, April 13, we're shining a light on the Replacements.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Low


April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Friday, April 10, we're shining a light on Low.