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Thread started 06/16/17 5:27am

gandorb

Which Prince album have you changed your evaluation of the most?

There are several albums I have altered my evaluation of since they first came out. I tended to be somewhat disappointed when he came out with a particularly commercial album but now I tend to enjoy the hooks of these though still admire the less commercial releases as well. The CD that has really surprised me lately is Musicology. It is a fun one to listen to!!

What is.your choice?
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Reply #1 posted 06/16/17 5:51am

darkroman

20Ten

I was never bothered about it but over the last couple of years I have grown to love it.

I love Sticky Like Glue.


lol lol lol

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Reply #2 posted 06/16/17 5:59am

gandorb

darkroman said:

20Ten

I was never bothered about it but over the last couple of years I have grown to love it.

I love Sticky Like Glue.


lol lol lol



Yes, another one that is rely enjoyable!
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Reply #3 posted 06/16/17 6:01am

HatrinaHaterwi
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None. What I loved I still love. What I didn't I still don't. shrug

"Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does too."
You certainly proved that Prince, beyond any doubt.
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Reply #4 posted 06/16/17 6:13am

Laydown

The Truth.

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Reply #5 posted 06/16/17 7:17am

Harps

Newpowersoul

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Hated it at first, save for Wasted Kisses.

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Now I really appreciate a number of tracks - Mad Sex, Come On, Sho-bed-ooh, When u love Somebody, The One, Until U're in my arms again.

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Don't get me wrong, it's not up there with 1999 & SOTT however I enjoy the grooves.

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Reply #6 posted 06/16/17 7:27am

BoraBora

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

None. What I loved I still love. What I didn't I still don't. shrug



Same for me.


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Reply #7 posted 06/16/17 7:41am

purplerabbitho
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Art Official Age...and not because of his death. I discovered it after his death. At first, it didn't register with me (the spoken word parts threw me off) . Then I started liking it a great deal after a couple listens.

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Reply #8 posted 06/16/17 8:09am

Rev

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purplerabbithole said:

Art Official Age...and not because of his death. I discovered it after his death. At first, it didn't register with me (the spoken word parts threw me off) . Then I started liking it a great deal after a couple listens.

Same for me, but it was Spotify that got me to listen.

The roll out of the album, singles and performances (SNL) never got me to listen.

"Time" is currently my favorite biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 06/16/17 8:15am

purplerabbitho
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Maybe Alan Leeds was partly right when he criticized P's live SNL performance. He was way way too hard on him in my opinion. But he got one thing right...Prince tried to put too much into one performance. He should have just played too whole songs from Art Official Age. (But P was trying to promote two albums at the same time> in his defense.)

Rev said:

purplerabbithole said:

Art Official Age...and not because of his death. I discovered it after his death. At first, it didn't register with me (the spoken word parts threw me off) . Then I started liking it a great deal after a couple listens.

Same for me, but it was Spotify that got me to listen.

The roll out of the album, singles and performances (SNL) never got me to listen.

"Time" is currently my favorite biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 06/16/17 8:37am

jcurley

I think after his death a lot of stuff sounds better. I dont mean in a romantic nostalgic way, I mean its almost as if you can sit back and just digest it.

I know that sounds like I wanted Prince dead, if anything I cant get over it. However in terms of his music for the first time since I first heard him in 1984 I feel like I am coming up for air and can see the whole. Almost how he appreciatwed it when he was doing it.

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Reply #11 posted 06/16/17 8:52am

paisleypark4

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Lotus Flow3r

I dont know what I was thinking when I first heard it but at the time I think I even thought Mplsound was 'better' now I hardly listen to that album.

Lotus is great all by itself...its like a bliss of guitar work and free thoughts without him being bothered by outside influences. Even weird tracks like 77 Bev Park, Wall Of Berlin and Back To The Lotus just work!

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Reply #12 posted 06/16/17 9:41am

peedub

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hit n run phase 1.

hated it upon first listen, listened to it for 2 straight days last week.

happens all the time...

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Reply #13 posted 06/16/17 9:52am

gandorb

peedub said:

hit n run phase 1.

hated it upon first listen, listened to it for 2 straight days last week.

happens all the time...



Yep, once you stop analyzing it and Prince for doing it, it sneaks up and grabs you.
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Reply #14 posted 06/16/17 10:45am

Guitarhero

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N.E.W.S. Many diss it i have grown to love it and it helps i don't mind instrumentals. cool

Love4OneAnother heart


Violence is never the answer Annteefa.
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Reply #15 posted 06/16/17 11:41am

DarkKnight1

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Prince the album

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #16 posted 06/16/17 1:42pm

daKotaGeNesis

BoraBora said:



HatrinaHaterwitz said:


None. What I loved I still love. What I didn't I still don't. shrug





Same for me.



Same. I like them all. Ahhhh!!!!
I got into MNPLS Lotus flower more!
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Reply #17 posted 06/16/17 1:53pm

Lucah

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Guitarhero said:

N.E.W.S. Many diss it i have grown to love it and it helps i don't mind instrumentals. cool


Same, liked it then...love it now, permanent Sunday 'come down' music...that and SST. Bought SST for the charity aspect didn't love it until now.

Miss him every day.
I'm just a crazy fool, lost in the world of love
I get from crazy you, oh, I'm so strung out
Thinking 'bout the crazy things you do, crazy you
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Reply #18 posted 06/16/17 2:21pm

rob1965

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darkroman said:

20Ten

I was never bothered about it but over the last couple of years I have grown to love it.

I love Sticky Like Glue.


lol lol lol



Exactly the same thing here.
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #19 posted 06/16/17 2:28pm

RJOrion

Controversy...

wasnt that impressed when it first came out...now i listen to it at least once a week...

The Gold Experience is also a little better than i remember it... mainly because of "Shy" and "Shhh"

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Reply #20 posted 06/16/17 2:29pm

gandorb

RJOrion said:

Controversy...

wasnt that impressed when it first came out...now i listen to it at least once a week...

The Gold Experience is also a little better than i remember it... mainly because of "Shy" and "Shhh"

Like those Sh words lol

[Edited 6/16/17 14:30pm]

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Reply #21 posted 06/17/17 7:37pm

mothyham

Vanity 6

especially 3x2=6

[Edited 6/17/17 19:41pm]

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Reply #22 posted 06/19/17 6:29am

lastdecember

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purplerabbithole said:

Maybe Alan Leeds was partly right when he criticized P's live SNL performance. He was way way too hard on him in my opinion. But he got one thing right...Prince tried to put too much into one performance. He should have just played too whole songs from Art Official Age. (But P was trying to promote two albums at the same time> in his defense.)

Rev said:

Same for me, but it was Spotify that got me to listen.

The roll out of the album, singles and performances (SNL) never got me to listen.

"Time" is currently my favorite biggrin

I think it was what it was. I think PRINCE really did not care much on the "Promotion" tip, that was what labels get paid to do, he was more into it for the performance value of things. I think he really wanted to showcase 3RD EYE GIRL more than his record, which I would agree with too, as a live unit that was one of his best lineups, simple and direct. Took me back to Michael B and Sonny T days, but to me even better. I think PRINCE no matter what was still operating with the feeling that, I am PRINCE if you dig this cool if not then cool too, he was not taking on new fans.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #23 posted 06/19/17 7:03am

80tomato

AOA...now when I listen i feel he meant it to be his last ...

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Reply #24 posted 06/19/17 10:03am

fourletterword
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Dirty Mind - I was introduced to this album after hearing most of his 80s work through the mid 90s. At the time I was taken back by the starkness and the primary use of falsetto. Over time my tastes and my understanding of Prince matured and I now rank this Top 3 (though I still find Controversy to be an easier listen).

Around the World in A Day - improves in stature to me every year. I feel like Prince truly loved this album.

Batman - went from a C to B+ for me over time

Diamonds and Pearls - parts of it have aged well

Emancipation - what I originally loved about the album I no longer do - stuff like Joint 2 Joint/upbeat numbers... And parts that I kind of ignored have risen to prominence (disc 2)

3121 - loved upon release. Can't really approach it now

Chaos and disorder - really grew on me

Rave - big disappointment upon release. Latter half totally grew on me.
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Reply #25 posted 06/19/17 10:21am

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His early stuff - Prince, Dirry Mind, Controversy. Used to hate the falsetto, but ive grown to love those albums and they get regular play now.
"My music will tell you more about me than I ever will." ~ Prince
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Reply #26 posted 06/19/17 11:04am

Genesia

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The Gold Experience. I thought it was great when it came out, but it hasn't aged well.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #27 posted 06/19/17 12:10pm

paisleypark4

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mothyham said:

Vanity 6

especially 3x2=6

[Edited 6/17/17 19:41pm]

Everybody gets three years....*sing it* lol

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Reply #28 posted 06/19/17 3:42pm

herb4

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Probably Rainbow Children. I fucking hated it the first time I heard it but once I stripped out the narration and a couple of clunky songs it grew on me.

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Reply #29 posted 06/20/17 1:19pm

lrcrouse

Plant earth I love chelsea rogers funky

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