Something about a purple album cover is so exciting to me and I can’t explain exactly why. Maybe because it’s a mysterious and fun color, maybe because it just feels really cool or maybe just because it’s been my favorite color consistently for the past fifteen years (I remember when I thought I really liked the color yellow and changed my mind five minutes later). When I think about purple, I think about Prince specifically, for a lot of reasons besides this cover. But this cover is so memorable because it is perfectly eccentric without being overdone, and while in veers on the edge of being a little ugly, it’s intriguing enough that it really doesn’t have to be all that visually appealing. 80s music was great in every way but some of the visuals that came along with it were even better than the music at times.