Prince, Sign "☮" the Times (1987)
Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
Alicia Keys: "This album is incredibly inspiring for me. The way he experiments with sounds and drums and voices is really amazing. He was really thinking out of the box for this one. But my favorite thing is how he conceptualizes songs. Like in 'The Ballad of Dorothy Parker 'or 'Starfish and Coffee.' Seriously there is no one like him!"